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Stephen Karam  

Dark Comedy Playwright

Stephen Karam is the author of "Sons of the Prophet," a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize and winner of the Drama Critics Circle, Outer Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel and Hull-Warriner Awards for Best Play. Other plays include Speech & Debate, the inaugural production of Roundabout Underground; columbinus (New York Theatre Workshop); and Girl on Girl (Brown/Trinity Playwrights Rep). He wrote the libretto for "Dark Sisters," an original chamber opera with composer Nico Muhly (co-produced by Gotham Chamber Opera, MTG and Opera Company of Philadelphia).

His plays are published by Dramatists Play Service, American Theatre Magazine, Northwestern University Press and Dramatic Publishing Co. He’s also written for The New York Times, The Advocate and online for NY Magazine and McSweeney’s.

Stephen currently teaches at The New School. He grew up in Scranton, PA and is a graduate of Brown University. He is the recipient of the inaugural Sam Norkin Off-Broadway Drama Desk Award.


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