Steven Haworth was Writer-in-Residence at 2018’s Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, working on his play Monkey in the Shade. 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 at the Ashland New Plays Festival and the First Look Festival in Los Angeles. He was commissioned to write [home] or The Quest for the Lost Tablet of Ur for Zoo District in Los Angeles; it 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. New York productions include Little Fishes (Abingdon Theatre); Dark Age (Project III Ensemble Theatre); and The White Cave (Jesco Productions). Time and Tony Oliva, commissioned for the Seventh Inning Stretch at Mile Square Theatre, appears in the Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2018, published by Smith and Kraus. Two Tribes was performed in the Carnegie Mellon Showcase of New Plays. 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 New York’s Ohio Theatre, 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. He is a recipient of the Central Michigan University WCDAC Michael Goldberg award and has an MFA in playwriting from Carnegie Mellon University.