Steven Bogart

Steven Bogart

Steven Bogart is a playwright, stage director, teacher and visual artist. In 2017, his ten-minute play, Men and the Moon won Curious Arrows Lucid Dream Play Festival. In 2015 he was awarded a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship in playwriting for his play, The Last Skywriter in the Universe. In 2010, his play Pigcat received the Holland New Voice award from the Great Plains Theater Conference and...
Steven Bogart is a playwright, stage director, teacher and visual artist. In 2017, his ten-minute play, Men and the Moon won Curious Arrows Lucid Dream Play Festival. In 2015 he was awarded a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship in playwriting for his play, The Last Skywriter in the Universe. In 2010, his play Pigcat received the Holland New Voice award from the Great Plains Theater Conference and in 2009 he was a Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant recipient in playwriting, participated in the Kennedy Center Summer Playwriting Intensive, and The Freedom Art Theater Retreat. His stage plays have been produced in Boston (Boston Theater Works, Boston Theater Marathon, Wheelock Family Theatre), NYC (SPFNYC, 2007), Chicago(Stage Left Theater). His screenplay, Blood's Child was recently optioned by True Friends Productions in LA who is working with Untitled Entertainment on behalf of the script.
 

Plays

  • Princess Jellyfish
    Lylium and Another are sisters. The one year anniversary of their mother's death is coming up, and while Lylium is searching for something, anything, to change her life and give it a clearer purpose, her sister has been trying to get Lylium to forgive their mother.
  • The Birth, Education, and Rebellion of Gargantua
    Gargamelle and Grangousier, Lord and Lady of a medieval manor, await their son Gargantua's birth. He has been in his mother's womb now for eleven months. Finally, at the sound of church steeple bells, he is born into the world, a giant.

    Now they must raise and educate their son with a fantasy that Gargantua will conquer the world. However, Grangousier has been called to war in the...
    Gargamelle and Grangousier, Lord and Lady of a medieval manor, await their son Gargantua's birth. He has been in his mother's womb now for eleven months. Finally, at the sound of church steeple bells, he is born into the world, a giant.

    Now they must raise and educate their son with a fantasy that Gargantua will conquer the world. However, Grangousier has been called to war in the Canary Islands by the Pope, leaving Gargantua's education to Gargamelle and Ponocrates, a pompous classical teacher.

    Gargantua proves to be a challenging child and student, and Ponocrates is soon fired for his incompetence and perverse nature.

    The job now falls on Page, the primary servant of the manor. Page's approach in teaching proves to be extraordinarily unconventional, but he and Gargantua develop a strong bond. Six years later, when Gargantua is turning seven, Grangousier returns from the war and tries to connect with his son. Things don't go well, as Gargantua has grown into a relentless narcissist. He has also stolen all the church bells in the area and refuses to return them. In the end, Gargantua momentarily feigns remorse but remains an abhorrent child.
  • Scapegoat
    A family spends Thanksgiving navigating some challenging family dynamics made easier by the presence of The Scapegoat; literally a human punching bag they can take their anger and frustration out in order to keep the family happy and intact.
  • Alice in War
    Alice in War is a contemporary fable about a girl and her family confronting the absurdity, senselessness and intimacy of war. This fantastical play weaves a curious tale as Alice, Bianca and Rabbit journey through a surreal desert war in search of an Angel shot down by the military. With loose threads of Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz and other coming of age journeys, Alice encounters bizarre characters...
    Alice in War is a contemporary fable about a girl and her family confronting the absurdity, senselessness and intimacy of war. This fantastical play weaves a curious tale as Alice, Bianca and Rabbit journey through a surreal desert war in search of an Angel shot down by the military. With loose threads of Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz and other coming of age journeys, Alice encounters bizarre characters and mysterious surprises. Alice in War explores loss, home, injustice and dysfunction that play on the edges of magic realism.
  • The Behavior of Wings
    A young woman drops out of her first year of college to find her father who has disappeared in the mountains of Mexico where he has been devoting his life to saving the monarch butterflies.
  • Rehearsal
    Four characters; Lucia, a prestigious director. Katrina, a young actress fresh out of theater school, Will, a magnetic actor in his mid-twenties and a womanizer, Vivian, a pragmatic stage manager. Manipulation, fear, and unorthodox tactics prove a dangerous landscape when a small cast and production crew grapple with their own hidden demons while rehearsing a 19th century gothic play about beasts and werewolves...
    Four characters; Lucia, a prestigious director. Katrina, a young actress fresh out of theater school, Will, a magnetic actor in his mid-twenties and a womanizer, Vivian, a pragmatic stage manager. Manipulation, fear, and unorthodox tactics prove a dangerous landscape when a small cast and production crew grapple with their own hidden demons while rehearsing a 19th century gothic play about beasts and werewolves. Things spin out of control as dysfunctional mind games foster an environment of mistrust and desperation. A timely piece that asks us to consider the consequences of uncompromising power.
  • The Last Skywriter in the Universe
    A family deals with a boy's terminal illness on a strange orange and blue planet imagined from the boy's drawing.
  • Minotaur
    A teenage boy tries to fit in with his sociopath older step-brother's until he realizes there is only one way out of hell.
  • Pigcat
    Two act drama, Freddy, a young teenage boy, struggles with the fact that his mother abandoned him a year ago and left him with her alcoholic and abusive partner, Vic. Vic, who has an older son, Bobby, makes no secret of the fact that Freddy’s mother abandoned him and that Freddy is entirely dependent on Vic for his living.

    Freddy escapes into his imagination, in which he is a fierce character,...
    Two act drama, Freddy, a young teenage boy, struggles with the fact that his mother abandoned him a year ago and left him with her alcoholic and abusive partner, Vic. Vic, who has an older son, Bobby, makes no secret of the fact that Freddy’s mother abandoned him and that Freddy is entirely dependent on Vic for his living.

    Freddy escapes into his imagination, in which he is a fierce character, Pigcat, who is bigger and stronger then Freddy will ever be. He is aided by the character Willyboar, who appears in his dreams when Freddy needs his mother the most.

    But all is not as it seems with his mother’s disappearance as Freddy finds out as this drama comes to a climax in this chilling play.
  • Whitesplaining Anthropophagy or Thomas Jefferson in the Garden of Eden
    A white theater professor and actor is confronted with his privilege, micro aggressions, and white savior inclinations when he agrees to give feedback to a black female playwright friend with her new play.
  • Musings with Rabelais
    Grangousier and Gargamalle enjoy a hedonist meal of tripe and ale until Gargamelle goes into labor with the baby she's been carrying for eleven months.
  • The Men's Room
    When Janson shows up at the local hospital fertility clinic to leave a semen sample for he and his wife’s fertility treatment, he runs into some unexpected obstacles influenced by the current political climate.
  • The Interview
    A candidate for a middle school drama teaching position must perform as part of her final interview.
  • Big Ass Billy Bass
    Two teenage boys try to catch a mythical bass to impress their alcoholic father.
  • Cushions
    A Vendor sells Whoopi cushions outside a suburban home leading the occupant toward a childhood event and confession
  • A Little Peace
    Three women grieve and find a moment of peace together.