Stephanie K. Brownell

Stephanie K. Brownell

Stephanie is an writer, artist, and theatre-maker with a lifelong passion for exchanging knowledge that’s led her to her current adventure: teaching English at a high school in France. Stephanie was born and raised in Wisconsin with a Great Lake to the east, an industrial city to the north, a metropolis to the south, and the countryside to the west. For the past three years she lived in Boston, where she earned...
Stephanie is an writer, artist, and theatre-maker with a lifelong passion for exchanging knowledge that’s led her to her current adventure: teaching English at a high school in France. Stephanie was born and raised in Wisconsin with a Great Lake to the east, an industrial city to the north, a metropolis to the south, and the countryside to the west. For the past three years she lived in Boston, where she earned a Master of Fine Arts and learned to run.

Here is an extensive and non-exhaustive list of interests: literature, fantasy, science fiction, Tolkien, theatre, absurdism, feminism, costumes and cosplay, surrealism, writing, travel, teaching, nonwestern and postcolonial narratives, nature, French, Spanish, Quenya, intersectionality, history, painting, drawing, poetry, embroidery, cooking, baking, body positivity, Irish culture, alphabetizing, color coding, list-making, goal-setting, miscellaneous organizing, running, yoga, Dungeons and Dragons, active listening, self care, cats.

BA: Carroll University 2012. MFA: Boston University 2015. Dramatists Guild 2012.
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Plays

  • She Eats Apples
    2015 National Partners of the American Theatre Playwriting Excellence Award Winner
    2015 WomenWorks Runner Up

    She Eats Apples is a nonlinear exploration of rape culture as seen through the eyes for four teenagers embroiled in the complexities of growing up. When sixteen-year-old Ashley realizes her first time was significantly less than perfect, her slut-fabulous best friend Lily encourages...
    2015 National Partners of the American Theatre Playwriting Excellence Award Winner
    2015 WomenWorks Runner Up

    She Eats Apples is a nonlinear exploration of rape culture as seen through the eyes for four teenagers embroiled in the complexities of growing up. When sixteen-year-old Ashley realizes her first time was significantly less than perfect, her slut-fabulous best friend Lily encourages her to reconcile with her boyfriend. Feeling betrayed, Ashley seeks out the advice of a survivor of sexual assault who’s been alienated from the rest of the group. Meanwhile, Lily teams up with Ashley’s nice-guy boyfriend, Ben, on a quest to get Ashley back on their side before their relationships crumble. Reality and fantasy intertwine as Ashley finds the breadcrumbs of her experience in biology lessons, hopscotch rhymes, fairytales and art history.

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  • Eskimo Pie
    2014 Gary Garrison National 10-Minute Play Award Finalist
  • Original Joysticks
    Brian is has gone undercover to expose the criminal activities of the no-good-punk-teens at the game store. When coworker Leah blows his cover, he enlists her help in the fight against evil so he can salvage his relationship with the store owner to sell his mint condition Atari 2600 (with original joysticks) at a fair price.
  • after a MAN
    A comic book come to life, 'after a MAN' follows Steve and Diana as they reconcile their binary natures. When a newcomer arrives in Diana and Steve’s two-dimensional world, Steve is dead set on protecting Diana. But when Steve’s violent options fail to negate the influence of the intruder, Steve is forced to redefine himself as Diana expands from her cartoon life into a third dimension.