Stephen Brown is a playwright, dramaturg and creative writing tutor. He has given creative feedback to scores of creative writing students and professional writers. His approach is sympathetic, detailed and creative: he aims not just to point out problems but also to suggest fruitful new directions.
Stephen’s adaptation of Rory Stewart’s bestselling memoir Occupational Hazards was produced on the main stage at Hampstead Theatre in 2017 and broadcast on Radio 4. He is currently working on a large-scale commission for the National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic.
Previous work as writer includes Filter Theatre’s Faster (BAC / Lyric Studio / 59E59 New York / UK Tour), Future Me (Theatre503 / Public Theatre New York / UK Tour), Does My Society Look Big in This? (Bristol Old Vic) and, as dramaturg, Lost Dog’s Salvage (Laban Centre / The Place) and Placebo (The Place / UK Tour).
He has taught playwriting at the Rose Theatre, Kingston, since 2011. Stephen has also worked extensively as a book editor, translator and theatre critic (including on Radio 4’s Front Row). He was publisher of the London-based political magazine Prospect.
I am particularly excited to have Stephen on the Writing Coach team as I have chosen him as my own mentor, as I complete my first play. Stephen is incredibly knowledgeable about the genre and is a brilliant and astute teacher; I cannot recommend him highly enough to aspiring playwrights – Jacqui Lofthouse