Stephen Sachs is the author of thirteen plays produced in theatres across the United States, on the West End in London, translated into other languages and performed worldwide, and made into a CBS movie for television. 


  • Dream Catcher - world premiere, Fountain Theatre, Los Angeles
  • Citizen: An American Lyric - adapted from the acclaimed book by Claudia Rankine. Opens at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles, April 30-May 7, 2017. World premiere, Fountain Theatre, Los Angeles, 2015.
  • Heart Song - Fountain Theatre and Florida Repertory Theatre
  • Cyrano- world premiere, Fountain Theatre, Los Angeles. LA Drama Critics Circle Award, Best New Play 
  • Bakersfield Mistenjoyed a 3-month run on London’s West End starring Kathleen Turner and Ian McDiarmid and is now being produced in regional theatres across the country and translated into other languages and performed worldwide. 2012 Elliot Norton Award, Best New Play.
  • Miss Julie: Freedom Summer - Vancouver Playhouse, Canadian Stage, Toronto 
  • Gilgamesh  - Theatre@Boston Court, Los Angeles.
  • Open Window  - Pasadena Playhouse, Media Access Award.
  • Central Avenue  - PEN USA Literary Award Finalist, World premiere, Fountain Theatre, Los Angeles
  • Sweet Nothing in my Ear  - PEN USA Literary Award Finalist, Media Access Award, Fountain Theatre; Victory Gardens Theatre, Chicago; Mixed Blood Theatre, Minneapolis
  • Mother's Day - world premiere, Fountain Theatre, Los Angeles
  • The Golden Gate  - Best Play Award, Dramalogue. Fountain Theatre; Zephyr Theatre San Francsico.

Screenwriter

  • Sweet Nothing in my Ear - teleplay for Hallmark Hall of Fame which aired on CBS starring Marlee Matlin and Jeff Daniels.

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April 30 - May 7, 2017

Kirk Douglas Theatre, Los Angeles  more info

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Stephen Sachs

Playwright/Director
Artistic Director
Fountain Theatre, Los Angeles