Caitlin Saylor Stephens
Playwright & Producer
CAITLIN SAYLOR STEPHENS is a Brooklyn-based playwright and producer. Her work has been hailed as “taut and brutal” (The New York Times), “artistically hazardous” (The New Yorker), “fearlessly poetic” (Culturebot), and “Cinderella in reverse” (BOMB Magazine). Recent plays include: Turbeville, Modern Swimwear, Black Escalade, Kill the Internet, Knives, When We Went Electronic, and many more. Caitlin’s work has been presented and/or developed with Lincoln Center Theater, New York Theater Workshop, Ensemble Studio Theater, The Tank, the Lark Play Development Center, New Georges, Labyrinth Theater Company, and internationally in Athens, Milan and Rome.
She has received grants, awards, and commissions from Lincoln Center Theater, The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, NYSCA, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Jerome Foundation, Whiting Foundation, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation/USArtists International, SPACE on Ryder Farm, Borscht Film Festival/The Knight Foundation, and the NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music, and Theater from the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment. Fellowships include Headlands Center for the Arts, UCross, and New Georges.
Other honors include finalist for Sundance Theater Lab, National Playwright’s Conference at The O’Neill, Princess Grace Award in Playwriting, Princess Grace Award in Theater, P73 Fellowship, Jerome Hill Fellowship, Jerome Fellowship at Playwright’s Center, Creative Capital Award, Theater 503 Award, Neukom Literary Arts Award, New Dramatists Fellowship, and others. Her work has been nominated for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award and has twice received an honorable mention on the Kilroy’s List.
Caitlin is currently under commission at Lincoln Center Theater where she is a Playwright-in-Residence. BA: Sarah Lawrence College.