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WRITER: Steven Young


REPRESENTATIVE WORK:
(First production rites available on all work)

THE KING'S FACE UK Performances 2011. A two person, single set, full length historical play based on the injury threatening the life of Prince Hal, the future King Henry V.

Oedipus the King directed and Adapted by Steven Young

Adaptation of August Strindberg’s Creditors by Steven Young

HEART TRANSPLANT (Comedy-sketch) produced in June 2006 by Consultantnet to demonstrate internet streaming techniques and exploring an internet theatre concept.

THE WAL*MART-IANS (Comedy-full length) produced in April 2002 by The Boxer Rebellion Ensemble, Chicago.

AWARDS: Jerome Fellowship finalist, Minneapolis, Playwrights Center, November 2002. Tip of the week by the New City paper, April 2002, Chicago. Best comedic play of 2002, Greg Butler, Chicago Arts and Entertainment.

NEW CITY, Nina Mtez…The hilarious, highly dysfunctional family at the center of the Wal*Mart-ians, are a Jerry Springer producer's wet dream… THE WINDY CITY TIMES, Rick Reed…I don't know whether to laud this bizarre play with accolades like brilliant, fiendishly original, and thought-provoking…so I'll stick my neck out here as a critic and come down on the side of brilliance... CHICAGO TRIBUNE, Chris Jones…Young's down-and-dirty production has many laugh’s…THE READER, Jenn Goddu…a fitfully funny farce…ST@TIC ART, L. Joy…splendid, humorous and clever! …one of the most entertaining performances in Chicago right now…CHICAGO ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT, Greg Butler …the funniest production I have ever seen…


THE RESURRECTIONISTS
(Drama-full length) produced by The Boxer Rebellion Ensemble, February 2001, Chicago. Produced by the Virginia Stage Co., Norfolk, Virginia, April 1999.

AWARDS: Production nominated for two Joseph Jefferson Citations, Boxer Rebellion Ensemble Chicago, May 2001. Submitted for the Christopher Brian Wolk Award, New York.

REVIEWS: THE VIRGINIAN PILOT, Montague Gammon III…A remarkably unified and compelling piece of theatrical artistry… THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE, by Lucia Mauro…The Resurrectionists features well drawn characters and sharp writing…THE READER, Chicago… Young and company manage to create a volatile and disturbing piece of theatre…THE BEVERLY REVIEW, Kathleen Tobin…a powerful production.


CHEDDAR HEADS (Comedy-full length) produced at Theatre Building-Chicago, October 2004 by Tinfish Theatre Co., Chicago.

AWARDS: The O’Neill Playwriting Awards, quarter finalist, 2004. 2003 finalist Prop Thtr National Showcase of New Plays in conjunction with the National New Plays Network, Chicago.

BOILING FROG (Comedy-one act) produced by The Side Project Theatre Company Chicago, 2004.

REVIEWS: WINDY CITY TIMES, Rick Reed …Critic's Pick! Searing, poignant, acerbic, surreal, and thought-provoking theater (by) an astonishing array of talent...in Steven Young's Boiling Frog, it's September of 2001 and an arrogant boss and his fed up secretary carry on their power struggles and thankless tasks, ignoring warning signals even after the planes have struck.” THE CHICAGO READER, Rebecca L Ford ... another provocative success ... fleeting insights into failure and desire.


* For a complete résumé including additional full length plays, short plays, sketches, scene compilations, youth intervention tours, seminars and speeches, publications, short stories and novels, contact Steven Young

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