The Royden B. Davis, S. J., Award

The Royden B. Davis, S. J.,
Distinguished Author Award Presentation
Stephen Karam 
 on October 29, 2016
5:00 P.M. DeNaples Ball Room

Stephen Karam

  • * $ 60 per person
  •    $ 25 per student
  • * $ 55 for Friends members & Schemel Forum members
  •    $ 20 per Student Friends member
Stephen Karam is the author of The Humans and Sons of the Prophet, a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize and the recipient of the 2012 Drama Critics Circle, Outer Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel and Hull-Warriner Awards for Best Play.  Other plays include Speech & Debate, the inaugural production of Roundabout Underground; and the libretto for Dark Sisters, an original chamber opera with composer Nico Muhly. For film, Stephen has written screenplay adaptations of Chekhov’s The Seagull (starring Annette Bening, Elisabeth Moss, Corey Stoll and Saoirse Ronan), and Speech & Debate. Stephen is the recipient of the inaugural Sam Norkin Off-Broadway Drama Desk and Horton Foote Playwriting Awards. He teaches graduate playwriting at The New School.A graduate of Brown University, Stephen was born and raised in Scranton, PA.

 The Humans 

CRITICS' PICK "A haunting, beautifully realized play, quite possibly the finest we will see all season... Blisteringly funny and altogether wonderful." —Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

"Absolutely, relentlessly gripping... Rackingly funny even as it pummels the heart and scares the bejesus out of you." —Jesse Green, New York Magazine 

 CRITICS' PICK, FIVE STARS "Gorgeous. Stephen Karam boldly forces us into a world beyond the familiar." —Adam Feldman, Time Out New York