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Meet the Playwright: Stephen Karam

Stephen Karam

 

PLAY:

The Humans

ABOUT THE PLAY: 

Thanksgiving. Three generations of the Blake family gather at the youngest daughter and her boyfriend’s new apartment in Lower Manhattan’s Chinatown. As darkness falls tensions rise, secrets are divulged, and the hopes and fears of each generation – and the American middle class – are revealed.

BIO: 

Stephen Karam is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist whose plays have been produced at Roundabout Theatre, New York Theater Workshop, and on Broadway. The Humans was the winner of the 2016 Tony Award.

HOMETOWN:

Scranton, PA

CURRENT RESIDENCE: 

New York, NY

PREVIOUS PRODUCTIONS AT THE ALLEY: 

Alley Theatre Debut

OTHER CREDITS:

Theatre: Speech & Debate, columbinus, Sons of the Prophet; Film: Speech & Debate, The Seagull

The Humans

A family drama pulsating with life 

The Humans

By Stephen Karam
Directed by Brandon Weinbrenner
Hubbard Theatre
March 1 - March 24, 2019

Hopeful, heartbreaking, and at times “blisteringly funny” (The New York Times), The Humans takes place on Thanksgiving as three generations of the Blake family gather at the youngest daughter and her boyfriend’s new apartment. The hopes and fears of each generation – and the American middle class – are revealed in this Tony® Award -winning Best Play.