Arrival & Departure

by Stephen Sachs

adapted from the Noel Coward screenplay for Brief Encounter

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Playwright

All the President's Men

screenplay by William Goldman

adapted for the stage by Stephen Sachs

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Human Interest Story

World Premiere now playing in Los Angeles.

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Stephen Sachs

Playwright/Director

Artistic Director

Fountain Theatre, Los Angeles

BAKERSFIELD MIST Now playing worldwide  more info

Miss Julie: Freedom Summer

Now Published!

by Claudia Rankine

​adapted for the stage by Stephen Sachs

Now Published

Stage adaptation of the screenplay

for Mr. Smith Goes to Washington 

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Stephen Sachs is the author of seventeen 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. 


  • Human Interest Story- world premiere, Fountain Theatre, Los Angeles, 2020.
  • Arrival & Departure- world premiere, Fountain Theatre, Los Angeles, 2018. Critic's Choice, LA Times.
  • Ms. Smith Goes to Washington stage adaptation of screenplay, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. LA City Hall, 2019
  • All the President's Men - adapted from William Goldman screenplay. World Premiere at Los Angeles City Hall
  • 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 Francisco.
  • The Baron in the Trees - Ensemble Studio Theatre, Stage adaptation of the Italo Calvino novel. Critic's Choice, LA Times.

Screenwriter

  • Bakersfield Mist - Finalist, Screencraft 2019 Screenplay Competition.  
  • Sweet Nothing in my Ear - teleplay for Hallmark Hall of Fame which aired on CBS starring Marlee Matlin and Jeff Daniels.