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STEPHEN FIFE: ‘SAVAGE WORLD’ (ARTIST SELECT) ·

 

 

‘SAVAGE WORLD’ by STEPHEN FIFE (Playwright/Writer/Screenwriter)

Steve’s plays have been produced in NYC at The Jewish Repertory Theatre, Primary Stages, Circle Rep Lab, La Mama, Theater for the New City, the Samuel Beckett Theater, others.  Plays include Mickey’s Home, a suspenseful 3-character drama, and New Day, a dystopian satire about a future in which the attempt to eliminate the gene for violent behavior has had unexpected consequences.  His drama about racial strife in America, Savage World, was produced at the Met Theater in Hollywood, where Backstage West named it one of the Best Productions of 2008.  His evening of romantic comedies, This Is Not What I Ordered, was produced in Los Angeles and published by Samuel French.  The Jewish Repertory Theater commissioned him to do a new adaptation of Sholem Asch’s play God of Vengeance and produced it at Playhouse 91 in NYC, where the production received 17 rave reviews.  The play was later produced in Tel Aviv (in Hebrew) and in Atlanta as a joint production of 7 Stages and Jewish Theatre of the South, where it was directed by the late great Joseph Chaikin.  Steve wrote about this experience in his memoir, BEST REVENGE: How the Theater Saved My Life and Has Been Killing Me Ever Since, published by CUNE Press and hailed by American Theatre as “coming from deep inside the heart and mind of a struggling artist.” A graduate of Sarah Lawrence & Columbia’s School of the Arts (MFA), Steve was the first literary manager for the Off-Broadway company Primary Stages and is currently on the Board of Directors of the West Coast Jewish Theatre.  He has written feature articles on theater, film, and painting for The New York Times, New Republic, Village Voice, New York Newsday, American Theatre, many others.  He is very proud of his work with kids and teens in New York and Los Angeles, including in his drama group, The Young Actors Workshop, where he has written, directed and produced several original musicals. 

Visit Stephen Fife's Web site for more info: http://www.wix.com/joestarr4/stealfire-home-page    

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