Resident Playwright2011 -- 2018
Stefanie Zadravec is a resident playwright at New Dramatists and the 2015 writer-in-residence at The Women's Project Theater in New York and the recipient of a 2015 Helen Merrill Award. 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 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play and was published in American Theatre magazine.
Current projects include commissions for The Women's Project, (THE NOCTURNAL CRY OF A GREAT POTOO); Oregon Shakespeare Festival & Full Stage USA; and The Working Theater (THE BOAT).
Her work has been produced and/or developed at Play Penn, Theater J, The Lark New Play Development Center, Two River Theater Company, New Dramatists, The Kennedy Center, The Working Theater,Oregon Shakespeare Festival, San Francisco Playhouse, The Barrow Group, Epic Theatre Ensemble, and Playwrights Realm, among others.
Honors include: Helen Merrill Award, NYFA Fellowship, Francesca Primus Prize, The Lark Playwrights Fellowship, Playwrights Realm Fellowship, Dramatists Guild Fellowship, Sewanee Writers Conference Fellowship, a Sustainable Arts Foundation Award, Women in Arts and Media Award, a Human Rights commission from Epic Theater Ensemble and the Ford Foundation, and a NYSCA artists grant. She's a former member of the Women’s Project Lab and The Lark Playwrights Workshop.
Her plays are published by Dramatists Play Service and featured in Best Women’s Stage Monologues (Smith & Kraus). This Spring Stefanie joins The Lark for Playground; she also teaches playwriting at PlayPenn and Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts.
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.