Stephen Karam (2015 US)
Stephen Karam is the author of The Humans (Drama Critics Circle Award, finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize) and Sons of the Prophet, (Drama Critics Circle Award, finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize). Other plays include Speech & Debate, the inaugural production of Roundabout Underground; and columbinus (New York Theatre Workshop). He wrote the libretto for Dark Sisters, an original chamber opera with composer Nico Muhly.
For film, Stephen has written screenplay adaptations of Chekhov’s The Seagull (starring Annette Bening, Elisabeth Moss, Corey Stoll and Saoirse Ronan), and Speech & Debate.
Stephen is a MacDowell Colony fellow, and the recipient of the inaugural Sam Norkin Off-Broadway Drama Desk Award. He teaches playwriting at The New School.
A graduate of Brown University, Stephen was born and raised in Scranton, PA.