Steve Sherman

Steve Sherman

I am originally from Olympia, Washington and hold an MFA in Acting from The University of Tennessee and a BA in Theatre from Western Washington University. My writing has garnished awards from The Kennedy Center where I have worked as an actor in new play development, and have been invited to learn as a playwright on several occasions. I had the opportunity of going on fellowship to the Tony award-winning O...
I am originally from Olympia, Washington and hold an MFA in Acting from The University of Tennessee and a BA in Theatre from Western Washington University. My writing has garnished awards from The Kennedy Center where I have worked as an actor in new play development, and have been invited to learn as a playwright on several occasions. I had the opportunity of going on fellowship to the Tony award-winning O'Neill Theatre Center's Playwrights Conference, and have lived in both NYC and L.A. I currently reside in Atlanta and love acting and writing for the stage and screen. Please see SteveMSherman.com/writing to read about my various plays, quotes from reviews and more! My plays are mostly serio-comic and I have been told my naturalistic dialogue and well-defined characters are my strengths. I would love to connect with you and thank you for considering my plays.

Plays

  • Grief (in development)
    Madeline and her pretentious born-again brother Brandon, attempt to help their Grandmother, Margaret, in the aftermath of their Grandfather's death. Brandon's awkward roommate Cole, and Nick, a funeral home worker, are thrown into the lives of the grieving trio.
  • A Fly in November
    A Fly In November focuses on Lucas, a young slave in Knoxville, Tennessee, who is caught up in the conflict of two brothers fighting on opposite sides during the Civil War. The play takes place amidst the turmoil of a single week in November of 1863, just before and after the battle of Fort Sanders.
  • Stained Glass Windows
    After David comes out to his sister Claire and gains her acceptance, the two siblings imagine four possible scenarios of how they're parents are going to take it before they get home.
  • On Campus
    On Campus reflects the pressures put upon university students who try to establish various relationships despite social and cultural differences. Meanwhile, a precarious relationship between a student and professor throws all characters into a downward spiral, forcing everyone to help each other overcome the challenges of college life.
  • Restore!
    A parody on Restoration Comedy, Restore! follows Gibberish and his crony as they disguise themselves to put a stop to the wedding of the woman he adores. A contemporary absurdist comedy that parodies token Restoration story lines and character types.
  • The Ones You Can't See
    A corny, young children's book author who wants to be a Dad struggles to keep his head up after learning about his sister's cancer and his girlfriend's decision concerning their unborn baby.
  • Brian and Joe
    NW Drama Conference/KCACTF Award Winner, about the friendship that forms between Brian, a mentally challenged man working as a janitor during the graveyard shift at a church, and Joe, a first-time robber trying to use the chapel as a sanctuary to hide from the police.