Stephen Foglia

Stephen Foglia

Stephen Foglia is a playwright and director from St. Louis. He earned his MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University School of the Arts in 2017. From 2011-2013, he served as Literary Manager for Undermain Theatre in Dallas, acting as Dramaturg and Assistant Director on several world premiere productions, including Len Jenkin’s Time In Kafka. Stephen’s adaptations of Joyce’s Ulysses and The 1,001 Nights were...
Stephen Foglia is a playwright and director from St. Louis. He earned his MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University School of the Arts in 2017. From 2011-2013, he served as Literary Manager for Undermain Theatre in Dallas, acting as Dramaturg and Assistant Director on several world premiere productions, including Len Jenkin’s Time In Kafka. Stephen’s adaptations of Joyce’s Ulysses and The 1,001 Nights were performed at the Dallas Museum Of Art. His play Tindersticks debuted in a production sponsored by Undermain in 2013. In 2015 he wrote and directed premier productions of an immersive detective story, Mistress Of The House, and of a dance-theatre piece, Voyager, inspired by NASA’s Voyager program. His play The Woodking’s Daughter received a workshop production at Dixon Place. September Gurls, a time-skipping exploration of first-bestfriendship, was produced in Schapiro Theatre at Columbia University. Outer Banks, his MFA thesis project, played in workshop in the Ford Studio at the Pershing Square Signature Center. Stephen is a member of Lincoln Center Directors Lab.

Plays

  • Outer Banks
    One sunny afternoon on a North Carolina beach, Junie’s twin sister disappeared without a trace. Two years later, no sign of the missing woman has surfaced, and Junie’s family has decided it is time to say goodbye. But Junie may not be ready. She begins to receive mysterious messages that might just be coming from her sister. By the brackish waters of the Neuse River, the borders between worlds grow porous, and death’s door opens.
  • September Gurls
    Surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, Adrienne and Ali navigate the secrecy and shocks of growing up. Through four seasons of music, games, and memories they search for the intimacy that once came so easily. September Gurls is a play about turtles, sex, pineapple pizza, and what becomes of first best friendship.
  • The Dog Museum
    In the future a new service is available: travel back into any time in your own life, with your current memories intact. Mac, a lonely man in his 40s, is on the verge of making such a journey. Aboard the night-train into his past, he searches among ghosts for some clue to where he should be.
  • Cascadia
    In the aftermath of a shocking conversion experience, Jane Duniway, a research scientist at Cascadia University in Seattle, frees a macaque named Angela, setting off a chain reaction that will upset the entire country’s relationship with animals, dividing families, and exposing an ancient violence at the heart of a young nation.
  • The Woodking's Daughter
    The final days of the last Great Beast in what's left of the primeval forest she once called home.
  • May
    In the wake of a traumatic event, an eleven-year-old girl decides to turn her back yard into a space free of suffering.