random facts about me:
I am the lucky mother of two boys.
I married a computer scientist who had no idea what it even meant that I wanted to be a playwright, but he still married me and believed in my dream.
I was born in McHenry, IL.
I lived in London as a kid and had a British accent.
My mom - a journalism major- inspired me to be a writer and taught me to value experiences over things.
I once watched my dad rescue my brother who fell through the ice on the Fox River and this was partly the inspiration for my short play "An Average Man."
I speak Spanish thanks to my Argentine stepmom and her family with whom I, as a child, was desperate to communicate.
It has taken me most of my life to actually have a sense of humor about myself.
I used to have a blog called LOVE IN THE TIME OF FORECLOSURE.
My favorite cities are Chicago, Los Angeles and Buenos Aires.
I came to write plays while working for a Broadway Production company -Fox Theatricals- in Chicago.
my official bio
Stephanie's full-length plays include The Madres, The Abuelas, Friends With Guns, The Art of Disappearing, American Home, The Sister House, Three Fittings and The Box Jumper. Stephanie’s work has been produced and/or developed at Los Angeles' Skylight Theatre, Moving Arts, Antaeus Theatre Company, The Road Theatre, The Blank Theatre, San Diego Rep, 16th Street Theater in Chicago, Chicago Dramatists, Boulder Ensemble Theater Company, American Blues Theater, Actors Theatre of Louisville and more. Awards include: Finalist for the 2016 Saroyan/Paul Playwriting Prize for Human Rights, Winner of the Ashland New Plays Festival, Blue Ink Award, the Generations Prize, Jane Chambers Award Runner-Up, finalist for the O’Neill Playwrights Conference and the CTG/Humanitas Playwriting Prize, Four-time Finalist for the Heideman Award. Stephanie’s short plays are anthologized by Smith & Kraus and have been produced all over the world. She is thrilled that her play about the Mothers of the Disappeared in Argentina, The Madres, is receiving four consecutive productions in 2018 as part of a NNPN Rolling World Premiere kicking off in Los Angeles with Skylight Theatre Company, then Chicago at Teatro Vista, followed by San Diego at Moxie Theatre and then Austin with Shrewd Productions. Stephanie is also the author of the book and blog, LOVE IN THE TIME OF FORECLOSURE which has been called “A heartbreaking work of staggering acceptance” and was featured by the Los Angeles Times, NPR, Business Week Magazine, Chicago Magazine, Huffington Post Live and ABC World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer. Stephanie is a proud member of the Playwrights Union and Antaeus Playwrights Lab. She lives in Los Angeles with her brilliant husband Bob and their spirited sons, Malcolm (7) and Graham (4.)
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Stephanie is represented by the Robert A. Freedman Agency