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I am a playwright, author and creator of  Love in the Time of Foreclosure

 

In 2009 I moved with my husband to a rural island, got pregnant and blogged about it here: two years on an island

 

My plays are published here, here and here.

 

I write short plays and full-length plays. Comedies and dramas. I also write screenplays and non-fiction.

 

I have a husband named Bob, two young sons named Malcolm and Graham and a Pug dog named Pablo.

 

I was born and raised in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago and definitely identify as a Midwesterner even though we presently reside in Los Angeles. In the last five years we have gone from Los Angeles to Chicago to Friday Harbor, Washington, back to Chicago and finally back again to L.A. We can hardly keep up.

 

And here is my official written-in-the-third-person bio:

 

Stephanie Alison Walker

is an award-winning playwright whose work has been produced across the United States from New York City to Los Angeles and internationally in Australia, Canada, Singapore, The Philippines and Japan. American Home – her play about the foreclosure crisis – won American Blues Theater Company’s Blue Ink Award for Playwriting in 2011.

 

She won the 2008 South Florida Theatre Festival Audience Favorite Grand Prize for The Women’s Theatre Project production of her play Three Fittings, a finalist for the prestigious Princess Grace Playwriting Award 2008 for The Art of Disappearing, and a semi-finalist for the 2009 HotCity Greenhouse Festival of New Plays in St. Louis. She is a four-time finalist for the Heideman Award and has been a semi-finalist for the O’Neill Theatre Conference for her play The Art of Disappearing.

 

The Art of Disappearing premiered in January 2015 (currently running) at 16th Street Theater in Berwyn, IL. The production, directed by Ann Filmer, is Jeff Recommended and is recommended by the Sun-Times and New City.

 

In print, her play The Chocolate Affair is published in both Ten 10-Minute Plays (Black Box Press) and The Best 10-Minute Plays for 2 or More Actors (Smith & Kraus) and Hollywood Hills is published in Best Ten Minute Plays 2008: 2 Actors (Smith & Kraus). On screen her play Back Roads (which conceived for Moving Arts theatre company’s smash hit production of The Car Plays and was also part of the 2007 “10 by 10 in the Triangle”) was turned into a short film that premiered at the 2008 Women’s Int’l Film Festival in Miami.

 

Stephanie received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and her master’s from University of Southern California’s Master of Professional Writing Program.

 

She is a proud member of the Playwrights Union, the Dramatists Guild of America, Chicago Dramatists Network Playwrights, the Antaeus Playwrights Lab and a member-at-large of  Courier 12 Collective. She is the creator of the blog Love in the Time of Foreclosure– featured on ABC World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer, NPR’s Planet Money, The Story with Dick Gordon by American Public Media, Business Week Magazine, Chicago Magazine and The Huffington Post.