Stephen Karam's play The Humans won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Play and was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize. Other plays include Sons of the Prophet, a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize and the winner of the 2012 Drama Critics Circle, Outer Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel and Hull-Warriner awards for Best Play. Born and raised in Scranton, PA, he lives in New York City.
"The more you see Anton Chekhov's final play, the weirder it seems . . . The Cherry Orchard contains distinctly bizarre touches: unexplained offstage noises, ominous portents of revolution, and a morbid ending that's nearly Beckettian . . . Adapter Stephen Karam layers American accents (racial and immigration anxieties) into his lean, accessible script."--Time Out Magazine