Steven Haworth


Steven Haworth is an award-winning playwright living in New York. His plays have been performed in New York; Los Angeles; Ashland, OR; Chicago; Pittshburgh; and New Zealand. They include Little Fishes produced off-Broadway at Abingdon Theatre, [home] ... or The Quest For The Lost Tablet Of Ur at Zoo District, his free adaptation of Flight for Open Fist, and Fernando which opened the 2017 Ice Factory Festival in New York, among many others.
Steven has seen his plays developed by A.S.K. Theatreworks, Echo Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, E.S.T. Los Angeles, Abingdon Theatre, Circle Rep, Circle West, The Ohio Theatre, The New Ohio Theatre, the Carnegie Mellon Showcase of New Plays, and The Lark. 
Steven was also a founding member and Associate Artistic Director of the Project 3 Ensemble Theatre in residence at the Ohio Theatre, Soho, NYC, where he directed The Grand Ceremonial, by Fernando Arabal, wrote Dark Age, and performed in many productions including Flood, by Gunter Grass; Angel City, by Sam Shepard; and The Cuchulain Cycle by W.B. Yeats.  As an actor he has performed in numerous productions in New York, Los Angeles and regional theatre.  Steven is a recipient of the Carnegie Mellon WCDAC Michael Goldberg award. 
MFA in playwriting from Carnegie Mellon University.

News and Updates

Monkey in the Shade in Great Plains Theatre Conference

May 26- June 1, 2019

Monkey in the Shade will be part of the PlayLab Series at this year's Great Plains Theatre conference in Omaha, NE

Monkey in the Shade, Mile Square Theatre, public reading

March 26, 7:30 PM

Monkey in the Shade is read at Mile Square Theatre in Hoboken, NJ, directed by John Pietrowski

Think Fast Short Play Competition

March 22-24

Four New Years in Japan appears in The Theater Project's Think Fast Festival, directed by Rui Dun.  With Shuhei Kinoshita, Shio Muramatsu, and Yoshiro Kono.  Burgdorff Performing Arts Center, Maplewood, NJ

"Fernando" produced by Play4Keeps, Ashland New Play Festival podcast

November 15, 2018

Play4Keeps, a new podcast of new plays produced by the Ashland New Plays Festival, will broadcast plays that were past winners of the festival.  Fernando will be read by Miriam Laube, Rex Young, and Douglas Rowe, who all appeared in the Ashland reading in 2011.

Seven Devils Playwright Conference 2018

June 7-16, 2018

This year I will be attending the Seven Devils Playwright Conference as Writer-id-Residence and I could not be more excited. The conference runs for two weeks in June every summer and will feature such wonderful playwrights as James Still, Matt Smith, Tira Palmquist, Nancy Bell, Anne Adams, and Rachel Nelson.  Check out the full schedule here for events between June 7-16.

Fernando – New Ohio Theater, New York


"Zach is an American associate professor staying in Madrid to study the paintings of Fernando De La Cruz. Terese is the curator of the gallery, an adept conversationalist who takes an interest in the young professor. A brief conversation in front of the painting becomes lunch at a cafe, and soon they are back at her apartment, examining a lost painting by the missing master. Fernando is her former lover, but the intrigue doesn’t stop there. The truth is malleable in this psychosexual thriller, but so is the genre."

Off-Broadway Review: Ice Factory Festival’s “Fernando” at New Ohio Theatre


"Jamie Richards deftly directs Steven Haworth’s intriguing psychosexual farce “Fernando” at the Ice Factory Festival at New Ohio Theatre. Mr. Haworth has written an engaging story about Zachariah Smythe (Christian Durso) an art scholar who has come to a museum in Madrid to continue his research on the Spanish painter Fernando Rafael Vasquez de la Cruz. The museum’s curator Terese Flores (Vivia Font) reminds Zach that Fernando stopped painting at sixty years old, disappeared, and has been missing for three years. Undeterred, Zach is determined to prove Fernando’s greatness claiming the missing artist." “belongs in the company of Miró, Tàpies, and Dalí.