Stephen Burleigh

Stephen Burleigh

STEPHEN BURLEIGH’s first full length play, MAKEPEACE, a family drama about corporate war profiteering in Iraq, premiered in 2012 at the Matheson Performing Arts Center in Mendocino, California.

His play, DARFUR, was a semi-finalist in the 2015 Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, National Playwrights Conference. It received staged readings in Los Angeles at Ensemble Studio Theatre, Los Angeles, and...
STEPHEN BURLEIGH’s first full length play, MAKEPEACE, a family drama about corporate war profiteering in Iraq, premiered in 2012 at the Matheson Performing Arts Center in Mendocino, California.

His play, DARFUR, was a semi-finalist in the 2015 Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center, National Playwrights Conference. It received staged readings in Los Angeles at Ensemble Studio Theatre, Los Angeles, and at The Rogue Machine Theatre.

In 2016, his play THE PILE, a dramatic response to the human devastation that resulted form the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, was selected by Ensemble Studio Theatre, Los Angeles for a staged reading in its November, 2016 Launchpad series.

His most recent full length play, LOVE & SUICIDE, is a three character romantic comedy that takes place at 3:00 AM on the 102nd floor observation deck of the Empire State Building.

He won the 2006 George Foster Peabody Award for producing the film, EDGE OF AMERICA, the Official Opening Night Film - 2004 Sundance Film Festival. Also: Tribeca FF, the Hampton's International FF, the Nantucket FF, and voted Best Film at the Native American FF in San Francisco.

He produced the independent film, BEREFT, starring Vinessa Shaw, Tim Daly, Tim Blake Nelson, Edward Herrmann, Michael C. Hall, and Marsha Mason. Bereft premiered at the Tribeca FF. Also Seattle FF, Chicago FF, Hamptons International FF, and the AFI Festival in Los Angeles.

He won the 2000 GLAAD Media Award for Best Television Movie for producing the screen adaptation of Emily Mann’s, EXECUTION OF JUSTICE. Other producing credits: DINKY DAU, PBS, (also directed), A COLORADO CATECHISM (Coast Theatre, LA); 2015 world premiere of WATCHING O.J. at EST, Los Angeles.

Sample Acting: A TALENT FOR MURDER (Broadway); TRANSLATIONS, CRIMES OF THE HEART, ONE WEDDING, TWO ROOMS,THREE FRIENDS (Manhattan Theatre Club), THE REVENGERS TRAGEDY (rock opera: Playwrights Horizon) SCENES AND REVELATIONS (Hudson Guild), BLUE WINDOW (The Production Company); Regional: Stanley - A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE at Lexington Conservatory Theatre, Brick - CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF at Trinity Square Rep., BLUE WINDOW at The Long Wharf Theatre, BROKEN GLASS (West Coast Jewish Theatre), THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN (Electric Lodge L.A.), MAKEPEACE (Matheson Arts Center, Mendocino). Numerous television shows, films, and commercials.

He is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley and the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre.