Steven Haworth

Literary Director & Playwright in Residence

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Steven Haworth is currently commissioned to write for BAMSEMBLE Company of Arezzo, Italy for its upcoming production of Gruppentherapie or The Ghostlight Sonata in Dresden, Germany sometime in 2021.  He was Writer-in-Residence at the 2018 Seven Devils Playwrights Conference working on his play Monkey in the Shade, which was also included in the PlayLab Series at The Great Plains Theatre Conference in 2019.  He wrote Fernando which opened the Obie Award-winning Ice Factory Festival 2017 at the New Ohio Theatre (New York), and was also a winner of the Ashland New Play Festival (Ashland, OR), and the First Look Festival in Los Angeles.  Four New Years in Japan won the Jury Prize in the Think Fast Festival in March 2019 and is published in Applause Publications Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2020.  He was commissioned to write [home] or The Quest for the Lost Tablet of Ur for Zoo District in Los Angeles that received five LA Weekly, a Garland, and Ovation award nominations.  Steven was also commissioned to freely adapt Mikail Bulgakov's Flight for the Open Fist Theatre.  In New York Little Fishes was produced off-Broadway by Abingdon Theatre, Dark Age by Project III Ensemble Theatre, and The White Cave by Jesco Productions. Time and Tony Oliva, commissioned for the Seventh Inning Stretch at Mile Square Theatre, is published in the Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2018 published by Smith and Kraus.  Monologues from Steven’s plays also appear in Smith and Krause’s The Best Women’s Stage Monologues 2018, and The Best Men’s Stage Monologues 2018, as well as Applause Books The Best Men’s Monologues From New Plays 2019.  In New Zealand he was one of four playwrights contributing to the Big Kahuna project directed by Christine Sang. Blue/Whitney was a winner of Stage Left Theatre’s 10th Leapfest New Play Festival in Chicago. Steven was a founding member and Associate Artistic Director of the Project III Ensemble Theatre in residence at the Ohio Theatre, Soho, NYC, where he wrote Dark Age, directed The Grand Ceremonial, and performed in many productions.  As an actor he has performed in New York, Los Angeles, and regional theatre.  MFA in playwriting from Carnegie Mellon University.