Steven Strafford
Chicago , IL
I write comedy sandwiches on drama bread, and I write drama sandwiches on comedy bread.

Steven Strafford is a Brooklyn-born playwright and actor. He is the author and performer of the award-winning Methtacular! He has performed that solo show across the country at LORT theaters, universities and LGBTQ spaces. Methtacular! was filmed at Steppenwolf Theatre’s 1700 Space in 2019. His play Small Jokes About Monsters won the 2016 New American Voices Competition and was a semi-finalist for The O'Neill New Play Conference and received productions in Chicago, Houston (nominated - Houston Theatre Award - Outstanding New Play) and Sioux City, Iowa.  His play Greater Illinois was a finalist for Jackie Demaline Play Award as well as a semi-finalist at The O'Neill.  Greater Illinois is currently in development with several theaters.  His short plays, Use Your Noodles and The Breakup Play have each had multiple university productions. Methtacular! will be included in a forthcoming anthology of solo plays from Opus Books. His essay, “College Dreams” was  published in the book, The Anatomy of Silence. His acting credits include stages across the country and the world, film, tv, and commercials.