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I am a playwright, author and creator of Love in the Time of Foreclosure

In 2009 I moved with my husband to a rural island, got pregnant and blogged about it here: two years on an island.

My plays are published herehere and here.

I write short plays and full-length plays. Comedies and dramas. I also write screenplays and non-fiction.

I have a husband named Bob, two young sons named Malcolm and Graham and a Pug dog named Pablo.

I was born and raised in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago and definitely identify as a Midwesterner even though we presently reside in Los Angeles. In the last five years we have gone from Los Angeles to Chicago to Friday Harbor, Washington, back to Chicago and finally back again to L.A. We can hardly keep up.

And here is my official written-in-the-third-person bio:


Stephanie comes from a long line of avid readers and adventurers. Raised in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago (with two short early years in London) with a penchant for the dramatic, she is now an L.A.-based award-winning playwright. Her full-length plays include The Madres, The Abuelas, Friends With Guns, The Art of Disappearing, American Home, The Sister House, Three Fittings and The Box Jumper. Stephanie’s work has been produced and/or developed at Los Angeles' Skylight Theatre, Moving Arts, Antaeus Theatre Company, The Road Theatre, The Blank Theatre, San Diego Rep, 16th Street Theater in Chicago, Chicago Dramatists, Boulder Ensemble Theater Company, American Blues Theater, Actors Theatre of Louisville and more. Awards include: Finalist for the 2016 Saroyan/Paul Playwriting Prize for Human Rights, Winner of the Ashland New Plays Festival, Blue Ink Award, the Generations Prize, Jane Chambers Award Runner-Up, finalist for the O’Neill Playwrights Conference and the CTG/Humanitas Playwriting Prize, Four-time Finalist for the Heideman Award. Stephanie’s short plays are anthologized by Smith & Kraus and have been produced all over the world. She is thrilled that her play about the Mothers of the Disappeared in Argentina, The Madres, is receiving four consecutive productions in 2018 as part of a NNPN Rolling World Premiere kicking off in Los Angeles with Skylight Theatre Company, then Chicago at Teatro Vista, followed by San Diego at Moxie Theatre and then Austin with Shrewd Productions. Stephanie is also the author of the book and blog, LOVE IN THE TIME OF FORECLOSURE which has been called “A heartbreaking work of staggering acceptance” and was featured by the Los Angeles Times, NPR, Business Week Magazine, Chicago Magazine, Huffington Post Live and ABC World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer. Stephanie is a proud member of the Playwrights Union and Antaeus Playwrights Lab. She lives in Los Angeles with her brilliant husband Bob and their spirited sons, Malcolm (7) and Graham (4.) You can follow Stephanie on Twitter @littof and read her plays on the New Play Exchange.