Stephen Adly Guirgis
Stephen Adly Guirgis

2017-18 Residency 1 Playwright

Stephen Adly Guirgis is a member of LAByrinth Theater Company and The Actor’s Studio. His plays have been produced on five continents and throughout the United States. His most recent play, Between Riverside and Crazy (dir: Austin Pendleton), premiered at Atlantic Theater Company, moved to Second Stage Theatre, and garnered numerous awards including the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. His Broadway debut, The Motherfucker with the Hat (dir: Anna D Shapiro), received 6 Tony Award nominations including Best Play. Other plays include five directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman and World Premiered by LAByrinth Theater company: In Arabia We’d All Be Kings (CSNY), Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train (CSNY, CSC, Edinburgh, Riker’s Island, Donmar Warehouse and The Arts Theater in London’s West End), Our Lady of 121 Street (CSNY & Union Square Theater), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Public Theater), The Little Flower of East Orange (Public Theater, Starring Ellen Burstyn and Michael Shannon), as well as Den Of Thieves (HERE Arts Center, dir: Max Daniels) and Dominica: The Fat Ugly Ho (Ensemble Studio Theater, dir: Adam Rapp). For television, he recently co-created, wrote and executive produced Netflix's "The Get Down" with Baz Luhrmann. As an actor, he has appeared in theater, film and television, including roles in Alejandro Inarritu's Oscar winning "Birdman,” Kenneth Lonergan’s "Margaret," Todd Solondz’s "Palindromes," Brett C. Leonard’s "Jailbait" opposite Michael Pitt, and Adam McKay’s upcoming Driver’s Seat. He recently returned to the stage as an actor starring opposite Treat Williams & Oliver Palmer in David Mamet’s American Buffalo (Dorset Theater Festival, Dir: John Gould Rubin). Other awards include: the Yale Wyndham-Campbell Prize, The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Award, PEN/Laura Pels Award, Whiting Award, TCG fellowship, Fringe First Award, NY Drama Critics Circle, L.A. Drama Critics Prize, and a Lucy Lortel Award. A former violence prevention specialist and H.I.V. educator, he lives in New York City. Twitter: @CookieRiverside

Upcoming Productions

Our Lady of 121st Street

Past Productions

Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train
Pictured above: Stephen Adly Guirgis. Photo by Gregory Costazno.

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