Steven Dietz's thirty-plus plays and adaptations have been seen at over one hundred regional theaters, as well as Off-Broadway. International productions have been seen in over twenty countries. In 2019, Dietz was once again named one of the 20 Most-Produced Playwrights in America by American Theatre Magazine.
Recent world premieres: How a Boy Falls (Northlight Theatre, Chicago); Dracula: Mina's Quest (ACT Theatre, Seattle); The Great Beyond and The Ghost of Splinter Cove (Actor's Theatre of Charlotte, Children's Theatre of Charlotte). Upcoming premieres: Gaslight (Cincinnati Shakespeare Company/Merrimack Repertory Theatre); Murder on the Links (North Coast Repertory Theatre/Laguna Playhouse).
Dietz was awarded the American Theatre Critics Association's Steinberg New Play Citation for Bloomsday; the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays Award for both Fiction and Still Life with Iris; the PEN USA Award in Drama for Lonely Planet; and the Edgar Award ® from the Mystery Writers of America for Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure.
His work has been premiered/produced at the Roundabout Theatre Company (NYC), Steppenwolf Theatre (Chicago), Actor's Theatre of Louisville, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Old Globe Theatre (San Diego), Seattle Repertory Theatre, Denver Center Theatre Company, Northlight Theater (Chicago), Alliance Theatre (Atlanta), ACT Theatre (Seattle), and the McCarter Theatre Center (Princeton), among many others.
Other widely produced plays include Becky's New Car, This Random World, Last of the Boys, Rancho Mirage, Shooting Star, Yankee Tavern, Inventing van Gogh, Private Eyes, Rocket Man, God's Country, and The Nina Variations.
Dietz taught in the MFA Playwriting and Directing program at UT/Austin for twelve years. He currently serves as a Dramatists Guild "Traveling Master"—teaching workshops in playwriting, story-making, and collaboration across the U.S.
Dietz and his wife, playwright Allison Gregory, divide their time between Austin and Seattle.
Film in production: "What Happens Later" - adapted for the screen by Steven Dietz and Kirk Lynn from Dietz's play, "Shooting Star" - is currently filming. Produced by Ten Acre Films, the movie is directed by Meg Ryan, who will star along with David Duchovny.
Upcoming world premiere: "Gaslight" - the first authorized stage update/adaptation of the Patrick Hamilton classic. Co-premieres at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company and Merrimack Repertory Theatre. Fall of 2023.
Upcoming world premiere: "Murder on the Links" - a comic mystery adapted from the novel by Agatha Christie. Premieres in spring of 2023 at North Coast Repertory Theatre (San Diego). This production then moves to the Laguna Playhouse.
Newly published: "The Great Beyond" and "The Ghost of Splinter Cove", by Dramatic Publishing.
Steven Dietz named one of the Top 20 Most-Produced Playwrights of the 2019-20 Season by American Theatre.