Thomas W. Stephens

Thomas W. StephensA former Shubert Playwriting Fellow, Tom Stephens has written dozens of plays. They have been produced or developed at numerous venues, including the National Playwrights Conference of the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center; Berkeley Stage Company; Source Theatre Company; Pittsburgh New Play Festival; University of Virginia; D.C.’s Capital Fringe Festival; Dallas Theater Center; American Conservatory Theatre; Audrey Skirball Kennis Theatre; Barter Theatre’s Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights; the John F. Kennedy Center’s Page to Stage Festival; Ashland New Plays Festival; the North American Actors Association’s Playreading Festival (London); Fusion Theatre; Gemco Theatre (Australia); and Baltimore Playwrights Festival. Honors include Actors Contemporary Ensemble Playwriting Award; Wheaton College Playwriting Competition Award; Doorway Arts Ensemble Playwriting Award; the Carol Weinberg Best Play Award; and the Charles M. Getchell New Play Award. In addition to his work as a playwright, Tom is a director, actor, and educator. He founded the Department of Theatre at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College (now Randolph College) in Lynchburg, Virginia, and for many years was active in regional theatre organizations such as the Southeastern Theatre Conference and the K.C. American College Theatre Festival. A member of The Dramatists Guild, Tom lives and writes in Washington, DC.

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