Steven A, Shapiro is a former Corporate Executive, author and lecturer by profession and playwright by avocation. His nine plays have spanned 13 years and have been performed by universities, local and regional theatres throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and India. Three plays have been published in the United Kingdom and the United States. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Psychology from Richmond College of the City University of New York. He is a member of the Dramatist Guild of America and The Playwrights Center.
Morty and Sandy are joggers who come upon each other in a park. Both carry scars from life altering experiences - for each decided to take the metaphorical short cut one evening with catastrophic consequences. It is only through Morty's kindness is he able to effect a change in the way Sandy perceives people, and ultimately accepts her physical disfigurement. And through Sandy's ;understanding, is Morty able to begin to forgive himself for a devastating and tragic mistake.
Young business executive David Brown, III finds his life in shambles after his wife files for divorce. Consumed by self-pity and withdrawn from life, David has removed all photographs and vestiges of his previous life with his wife. All that changes the night David is confronted by Angela, a new office cleaning service. She is earthy, crude, confrontational – and seemingly determined to bring about a metaphorical (and perhaps metaphysical) jolt to David’s morose and self-destructive existence. It is only through Angela’s unconventional wisdom and mystical demeanor does David begin to question why she has come, what she wants and ultimately who she is.
When The Cherry Blossoms Bloom has been widely produced in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. It is published with Lazy Bee Scripts, South Hampton, United Kingdom.
Coming Clean has been widely produced throughout the United States. It was a Finalist in The Strawberry Short Play Festival in New York City.