Steven Simoncic Bio
Steven Simoncic’s past theatrical productions include Heat Wave, Black Coffee, Day Care, The Space Behind Your Heart, A Moderate Threat, Something Blue, and Discovery Channel. His plays have received productions, readings and workshops at The Goodman Theatre, Victory Gardens Theatre, The Second City, Pegasus Players, The Baruch Center for the Performing Arts, Stageplays Theatre New...
Steven Simoncic Bio
Steven Simoncic’s past theatrical productions include Heat Wave, Black Coffee, Day Care, The Space Behind Your Heart, A Moderate Threat, Something Blue, and Discovery Channel. His plays have received productions, readings and workshops at The Goodman Theatre, Victory Gardens Theatre, The Second City, Pegasus Players, The Baruch Center for the Performing Arts, Stageplays Theatre New York, and The Soho Theatre in London.
Steven’s play, Once Upon a Time in Detroit, was recently selected as a semi-finalist for the 2013 Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’s National Playwrights Conference, and was a finalist in the 2013 Dionysus Cup Festival at Polarity Ensemble. Steven was also recently nominated for the 2013 Arts & Letters Susan Atefat Prize, and his play, Broken Fences, was selected as a finalist for both The Road Theatre’s Summer Playwrights Festival in Los Angeles, and Stage Left Theatre’s 2013 LeapFest in Chicago. His play, Toxic Donut, recently won the NAAA Playwriting Festival and received a staged reading at the Wright Theatre at The London Central School for Dramatics.
His play Maraschino Red, was a finalist for both the 2013 Play by Play Unchained festival at Stageworks/Hudson, and the 37th Annual Samuel French Festival where it received a production at The Beckett Theatre in New York. The Space Behind Your Heart received productions at the 2013 Fringe of Marin, VOICETheatre’s Play Marathon, Step Up Productions HoliDAZE, Performing Fusion Theatre’s 2013 Short Play Contest, and The 38th Annual Samuel French Festival where it received a production at The Clurman Theatre in New York.
Steven was recently selected as a featured writer for RIPPED, a short play series co-produced by American Blues Theatre and the University of Chicago. His play, Water Fight, was selected as a finalist for both The Artistic Home’s 2013 Cut to the Chase Festival, and the American Theatre Company’s 2012 Big Shoulders New Play Festival. His play, Day Care, was selected a finalist for the 2013 Big Shoulders New Play Festival at American Theatre Company and the 9th Annual InspiraTO Festival in Toronto, and Words With C was selected as a finalist and will be produced as part of the Play Lab at the 22nd Annual Last Frontier Theatre Festival. His full-length play, Heat Wave, will be produced in Chicago by Cold Basement Dramatics in Spring 2015.
Steven recently completed critically acclaimed productions of Broken Fences with Ballybeg Productions in New York and 16th Street Theatre in Chicago, which was featured in The Chicago Tribune’s “Best of 2013.” Four monologues from the play will soon be published in the Smith and Kraus anthologies: THE BEST WOMEN’S STAGE MONOLOGUES OF 2014 and THE BEST MEN’S STAGE MONOLOGUES OF 2014. Broken Fences will be produced in Los Angeles at The Road Theatre in 2015.
Steven is currently a resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists Theatre and is a Writer in Residence at both 16th Street Theatre and Step Up Productions. He has written several short films, been nominated for a Pushcart prize, and has recently won an Emmy. His plays and fiction have appeared in The Chicago Reader, Hippocampus Magazine, Conclave, The ABT Anthology, New Millennium Writings, Spork Magazine, Ampersand and Drift Magazine.
Steven holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, an MFA in fiction from Warren Wilson College and an MLA from the University of Chicago.
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