BiographyThis season, Steven Drukman's “Death of the Author,” will receive its world premiere at the Geffen Playhouse in LA, and his play “Marquis Aurelius”—a Eugene O’Neill finalist—is appearing in Asolo Rep’s Unplugged Festival. Last season, his play “The Prince of Atlantis,” received its world premiere at South Coast Rep and was later published inAmerican Theatre magazine. His play “The Innocents,” was the first-ever commission by New York’s Naked Angels and was produced by Asolo Rep in 2011. Prior to that, “The Bullet Round” received its world premiere at the Arena Stage in Portland Oregon, in 2009. His play "In This Corner" (on the Louis/Schmeling bouts) premiered in January 2008 at the Old Globe in San Diego and won the Critics' Circle "Best New Play" award. Other produced plays: "Another Fine Mess" (Portland Center Stage, Pulitzer Prize Nomination for Drama, 2003), "Going Native" (Long Wharf Theatre), "Flattery Will Get You" (Connecticut Rep), "Collateral Damage" (Illusion Theater, Minneapolis), "Snowmaiden" (Bob Hope Theatre, Dallas). Also: "Truth and Beauty" (South Coast Repertory, Pacific Playwrights Festival). Drukman's work has been developed by the Mark Taper Forum, Manhattan Theatre Club, Intiman Theatre, Sundance Theatre Lab, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Playwrights Horizons, South Coast Rep, New York Theatre Workshop and many others.
Awards: Edgerton Award for New Plays, Craig Noel Award, Paul Green Award, Alfred P. Sloan Award, Ovid Foundation, Boston Theatre Works, Heideman finalist. He was recently recognized by the Leo S. Guthman Fund for his “extraordinary work as a playwright.” As an actor, he has been directed off B-way and regionally by Anne Bogart, Maria Irene Fornes, Richard Foreman and others. Film credit: "East Broadway" (2006). Other writing: 'The New York Times,''The Village Voice,' 'The International Herald Tribune,' 'The Nation,' many others. Former theatre critic for 'Artforum' and WNYC-FM (New York public radio). Former associate editor of 'American Theatre' magazine. His book of edited screenplays by Craig Lucas was published by Alyson Publications.
Education: B.A. Oberlin, M.A. Wisconsin, Ph.D. New York University