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 eleven plays produced around the United States, Canada, the UK, and internationally translated into other languages. 

His play Bakersfield Mist won the Elliot Norton Award for Best New Play and was published by Smith & Kraus in Best New Plays 2013. Following smash hit runs in Los Angeles and Boston, Bakersfield Mist will receive its London premiere when it opens on the West End in May, 2014.

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.

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