Simon Stephens: The Curious Incident... and Punk Rock

Tuesday 30th September, 2014 at  6 p.m.

Simon Stephens: The Curious Incident... and Punk Rock Conversation

Simon Stephens talks with director Christian Parker about his career and his writing.

He makes fumbling attempts to read bits of his plays out loud.

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Simon Stephens has written over twenty plays that have been widely translated and produced in leading theatres throughout the world.

His plays Bluebird and Harper Regan have been staged by the Atlantic Theatre Company and Punk Rock opens this season at MCC.

His version of Ibsen's A Doll's House came to BAM in the Spring.

His adaptation of Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime opens at the Barrymore in October.

PUNK ROCK at MCC Theater, October 29-December 7, 2014 >>

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME on Broadway, beginning September 10, 2014. >> 

Christian Parker is a director, dramaturg and teacher who recently stepped down as Associate Artistic Director at the Atlantic, after nearly thirteen years with the company, in order to prioritize his freelance career. At Atlantic he collaborated closely with Neil Pepe on programming and producing the season, and oversaw commissioning and new play development. He directed several times for the company, including The Hiding Place by Jeff Whitty, Arrangements by Ken Weitzman, Birth and After Birth by Tina Howe, and Make Me by Leslie Ayvazian, as well as several short plays in 10x20 and 10x25. He is Associate Professor and Chair of the graduate Theatre program at Columbia University, where he oversees the concentration in Dramaturgy. He has also worked directing and developing plays at Sundance Theatre Labs, the O'Neill Center, the Lark, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Keen Company, P73, the Labyrinth Theatre Company, and Soho Rep, among others. He is the newly appointed Resident Director of the Kenyon Playwrights Conference. He began his career as the Literary Manager at Manhattan Theatre Club, and holds a BA from Middlebury College and an MFA from Columbia.

Event date: 

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

The Drama Book Shop
250 West 40th Street
10018-1511 New York
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time: The Play Cover Image
ISBN: 9781408185216
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: A&C Black - June 20th, 2013

Punk Rock Cover Image
ISBN: 9781408126363
Availability: Special Order
Published: Methuen Publishing - May 15th, 2010

Bluebird (Acting Edition) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780822225744
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dramatists Play Service, Inc. - September 10th, 2012

Harper Regan Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781408101513
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Methuen Publishing - April 16th, 2008

Harper Regan Cover Image
ISBN: 9780822228196
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dramatists Play Service, Inc. - July 8th, 2013

A Doll's House Cover Image
By Henrik Ibsen, Simon Stephens (Adapted by), Simon Stephens (Translator)
ISBN: 9781472526410
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Methuen Publishing - October 24th, 2013