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360 (round dance) by Steven Dietz; Photo: Jeff Heimsath (2011)

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Steven Dietz

Steven Dietz

Steven Dietz's thirty-plus plays and adaptations have been seen at over one hundred regional theatres in the United States, as well as Off-Broadway. International productions have been seen in over twenty countries, including recently in Brazil, Thailand, South Africa, Estonia and Iran. His work has been translated into a dozen languages.

Recent world premieres include Bloomsday (Steinberg New Play Award Citation); This Random World (Humana Festival of New American Plays); Rancho Mirage (Edgerton New Play Award), and On Clover Road (NNPN "rolling world premiere"). His interlocking plays for adult and youth audiences (The Great Beyond and The Ghost of Splinter Cove) premiered in Charlotte, NC, in 2019. His latest thriller, How a Boy Falls, will premiere at Northlight Theatre, Chicago, in 2020.

A two-time winner of the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays Award (Fiction, Still Life with Iris), Dietz is also a two-time finalist for the American Theatre Critic's Steinberg New Play Award (Last of the Boys, Becky's New Car). He received the PEN USA West Award in Drama for Lonely Planet, and the Edgar Award® for Drama for Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure.

Other widely produced plays and adaptations include Yankee Tavern, Private Eyes, Dracula, Jackie & Me, American la Ronde, Inventing van Gogh, God's Country, and The Nina Variations.

Currently a Dramatists Guild "Traveling Master", Dietz teaches workshops in playwriting, story- making, and collaboration across the U.S. He and his wife, playwright Allison Gregory, divide their time between Seattle and Austin.

Areas of Expertise 

Playwriting, directing, story-making, collaboration

Classes 

Advanced Playwriting Workshop, Narrative Strategies: Time, Story-Making for the Stage, Collaboration

Publications 

Multiple plays in acting editions. Publishers include Dramatists Play Service, Samuel French Inc., Playscripts and Dramatic Publishing. Other work in various anthologies. 

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