Resident Playwright2011 -- 2018
Stefanie Zadravec is a resident playwright at New Dramatists and the 2014 writer-in-residence at The Women's Project Theater in New York. Her Play, THE ELECTRIC BABY received the 2013 Francesca Primus Prize and a 2013 fellowship in Playwriting from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Her new play, COLONY COLLAPSE was one of four finalists for the inaugural Shakespeare's Sister Fellowship. HONEY BROWN EYES (Theater J; Working Theater) set during the Bosnian war, received the 2009 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play and was published in American Theatre magazine.
Current projects include several new play commissions: THE NOCTURNAL CRY OF A GREAT POTOO (The Women’s Project); COLONY COLLAPSE (OSF and the Mellon Foundation); and THE BOAT (The Working Theater, NYSCA grant).
Her work has been produced and/or developed at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Play Penn, Theater J, The Lark Play Development Center, Two River Theater Company, New Dramatists, The Kennedy Center, The Working Theater, San Francisco Playhouse, The Barrow Group, Epic Theatre Ensemble, and Playwrights Realm, among others.
Honors include fellowships with The Lark Play Development Center, Playwrights Realm, Dramatists Guild, and Sewanee Writers Conference. She’s the recipient of Sustainable Arts Foundation Award, Women in Arts and Media Award, and a Human Rights commission from Epic Theater Ensemble (Ford Foundation). Stefanie is an alumnus of Women’s Project Lab and The Lark's Playwrights Workshop.
Her plays are published by Dramatists Play Service and featured in Best Women’s Stage Monologues (Smith & Kraus) Stefanie teaches playwriting at PlayPenn and Primary Stages’ ESPA school.
The American Theatre Critics Association has named Stefanie Zadravec winner of the $10,000 Francesca Primus Prize for her play The Electric Baby.
Stefanie Zadravec was one of five artists to earn a Sustainable Arts Foundation Writing Award. The Sustainable Arts Foundation awards cash grants to visual artists and writers with families.