Gina Stevensen

Gina Stevensen

Gina Stevensen is a playwright, dramaturg, and writing instructor. She is the 2021 winner of the Kernodle New Play Award, the 2020 winner of the New Works Initiative at Good Luck Macbeth, and a 2019 winner of the Columbia@Roundabout New Play Reading Series. Gina’s plays have been developed in NYC and regionally with Roundabout Theatre Company, American Stage, Urban Stages, Williamstown Theatre Festival,...
Gina Stevensen is a playwright, dramaturg, and writing instructor. She is the 2021 winner of the Kernodle New Play Award, the 2020 winner of the New Works Initiative at Good Luck Macbeth, and a 2019 winner of the Columbia@Roundabout New Play Reading Series. Gina’s plays have been developed in NYC and regionally with Roundabout Theatre Company, American Stage, Urban Stages, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Hartford Stage, The Tank, and more. She was a finalist for Theatre503’s International Playwriting Award, the Jewish Playwriting Contest, Austin Film Festival Pitch Competition, and MFA Playwrights Workshop at The Kennedy Center, and a semifinalist for the Reno-Tahoe Screenplay Contest, Princess Grace Award, O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor, and The Civilians’ R&D Group. Gina was a 2019 nominee for the Mentor Project at the Cherry Lane Theatre and is a member of the Board of Directors at Middlebury Acting Company. She has been a guest lecturer at Hunter College and NYU and teaches playwriting at The Writer’s Rock. MFA Playwriting: Columbia University.

Plays

  • The Colony
    In 1924 Virginia, a dirt-poor young woman named Carrie Buck is brought to a mysterious medical facility. No one will tell her why she’s here, or where her two-month-old daughter is. The Doctor in charge is a charming progressive, a student of the new science of heredity and genes. In Carrie, he finds the missing link his entire movement has been searching for, placing her at the center of a chain of events that...
    In 1924 Virginia, a dirt-poor young woman named Carrie Buck is brought to a mysterious medical facility. No one will tell her why she’s here, or where her two-month-old daughter is. The Doctor in charge is a charming progressive, a student of the new science of heredity and genes. In Carrie, he finds the missing link his entire movement has been searching for, placing her at the center of a chain of events that will lead all the way to the Supreme Court. Based on a true story, THE COLONY asks: how does our society, past and present, regulate the bodies of women deemed "undesirable"?
  • Book of Esther
    Within the confines of an Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn, a new generation of women is pushing the boundaries. Esther grew up in a loving and religious household, but she is seventeen now and can feel a larger world outside her own. Will her questioning take her too far to come home?
  • Cruel Sister
    Dawn and Shelby are twins struggling with popularity and body image. They long to connect with their lonely father, but lately he is only interested in communicating through his food. When a mysterious new teacher comes into their lives, introducing them to a folktale about jealous sisters ending in bloody violence, reality and myth start to blur.
  • Tell Me What I Want
    When Gloria, a middle school health teacher, gets fired after teaching her students about masturbation, she doesn’t know what to do. Until she realizes that the adults around her are nearly as clueless as the kids: there’s Karen, the head of the PTA, newly recruited into the mysterious hulking throes of menopause; Maxine, a math teacher whose partner can’t keep up with her Hummer limo sex drive; and Sharon, a...
    When Gloria, a middle school health teacher, gets fired after teaching her students about masturbation, she doesn’t know what to do. Until she realizes that the adults around her are nearly as clueless as the kids: there’s Karen, the head of the PTA, newly recruited into the mysterious hulking throes of menopause; Maxine, a math teacher whose partner can’t keep up with her Hummer limo sex drive; and Sharon, a mom with a yoga obsession whose Down-There Parts are lately as dry as her favorite white wine. Understandably, they have questions. And honestly...don’t you?