Playwright, screenwriter, dramaturg, and writing instructor…
Her play THE COLONY was a 2019 winner of the Columbia@Roundabout New Play Reading Series. The reading series awards three playwrights from their current MFA class and recent alumni with a monetary prize as well as a reading produced by Roundabout. Her prize-winning play is receiving a world premiere in August of 2021 at Good Luck Macbeth Theatre Company in Reno, Nevada.
Gina’s plays have been developed in NYC and regionally with American Stage, Urban Stages, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Hartford Stage, The Tank, Roundabout Theatre Company, and more. She is a recent finalist for Theatre503’s International Playwriting Award.
We are delighted to announce five outstanding new writers from the UK, Australia and the US as the finalists for the 2020 Theatre503 International Playwriting. Ayad Andrews, Gina Stevensen, Pravin Wilkins, Safaa Benson-Effiom and Zoe Ashford Cooper were chosen from 1,719 scripts sent in from 45 countries.
Gina has also been a finalist for the Jewish Playwriting Contest, Austin Film Festival Pitch Competition, and MFA Playwrights Workshop at The Kennedy Center, and a semifinalist for the Princess Grace Award, O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor, and The Civilians’ R&D Group.
She is on the Board of Directors at Middlebury Acting Company, and recently served as dramaturg for their American Dream Series. She has been a guest lecturer at Hunter College and NYU and teaches stage & screenwriting at Tribeca Performing Arts Center and The Writer’s Rock. She is the writing assistant to Emmy award-winning TV writer James Manos, currently developing projects for BMW and HBO Max.
Gina received her MFA in Playwriting from Columbia University, and her BFA in Drama from NYU Tisch. She co-hosts a cultural review podcast with Steven Moskos that analyzes the films, television, and music that shape our culture to determine… “Should We Keep This?” You can learn even more about her at www.GinaStevensen.com.