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Stephen Karam

Stephen Karam is a Lebanese American playwright, screenwriter, and director. 

He was born on September 23rd, 1979, in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and he is of Lebanese descent. Stephen has written several award-winning plays and musicals such as The Humans, Sons of the Prophet, and Emma.

Stephen graduated in 2002 from Brown University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts Literature and Culture in English, and went on to apprentice at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. 

Karam is a three-time winner of The Blank Theatre’s Nationwide Young Playwrights Festival, as well as the winner of the 2001 Kennedy Center American College Theatre MTA. In 2012, his play Sons of the Prophet won several awards including the 2012 Lucille Lortel Awards, 2012 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award, and 2012 Drama Desk Award. Following Sons of the Prophet, Karam’s acclaimed play The Humans won five critical awards and was nominated as a Pulitzer Prize Finalist in 2016. 


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