Theatre Director, Playwright and Artistic Director Stephen Sachs

Stephen Sachs
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Director      Playwright     Artistic Director

Stephen Sachs is a multi award-winning artistic director, theatre director and playwright. He is the Co-Artistic Director of The Fountain Theatre in Los Angeles, which he co-founded in 1990 and is now celebrating its 24th year as one of Los Angeles’ most acclaimed award-winning intimate theaters. The Fountain has won over 250 awards for excellence. 

Mr. Sachs is a highly-respected stage director in Los Angeles. He has won every major theatre award in Los Angeles, including twice winning the Ovation Award (L.A.’s version of the Tony) for Best Director of a Play. He has twice been nominated for the SDC Zelda Fichandler Award honoring outstanding stage directors in the Western United States.

As a playwright, Sachs is the author of thirteen plays produced throughout the United States, Canada, the UK, and translated into other languages and performed around the world. 

His play Bakersfield Mist won the Elliot Norton Award for Best New Play. Following smash hit runs in Los Angeles and Boston, Bakersfield Mist received its London premiere with a 3-month run on the West End starring Kathleen Turner and Ian McDiarmid. 

His stage adaptation of Claudia Rankine's internationally acclaimed and award-winning book, Citizen: An American Lyric earned rave reviews and will be produced nationwide.

He has twice been a finalist for the PEN Literary Award for Drama. Sachs wrote the teleplay for Sweet Nothing in my Ear for Hallmark Hall of Fame, based on his award winning play. The TV movie stars Academy Award winner Marlee Matlin and Golden Globe winner Jeff Daniels. It aired on CBS.

The world premiere of his newest play, Dream Catcher, is now running at the Fountain Theatre in Los Angeles. 

Stephen Sachs on wikipedia.com

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