Stephen Karam is the author of Sons of the Prophet (2012 Pulitzer Prize Finalist and winner of the Drama Critics Circle, Outer Critics Circle & Lucille Lortel Awards for Best Play). Other plays include Speech & Debate, the inaugural production of Roundabout Underground; columbinus (New York Theatre Workshop); Girl on Girl (Brown/Trinity Playwrights Rep); and Emma (a modern, musical version of Jane Austen’s novel), performed by students of the Professional Performing Arts High School in NYC in association with Waterwell. His plays are published by Dramatists Play Service, American Theatre Magazine, Northwestern University Press and Dramatic Publishing Co.; he's also written for The New York Times, NY Magazine, The Advocate and McSweeney’s. He is the author of the libretto for Dark Sisters, an original chamber opera with composer Nico Muhly (co-produced by Gotham Chamber Opera, MTG and Opera Company of Philadelphia).
Stephen has been a guest teacher/lecturer at Brown University, NYU, University of Scranton and is a 2012 writer-in-residence at the Fieldston School in NYC.
He is the recipient of the inaugural of the Sam Norkin Off-Broadway Drama Desk Award and the Dramatists Guild’s Hull-Warriner Award for Sons of the Prophet.
A MacDowell Colony Fellow, Stephen grew up in Scranton, PA and is a graduate of Brown University.