Coffee with Simon Stephens

Season 2 | Episode 1
1h 2m | Sep 27, 2022

In this episode, I return home to England to visit the writing room of one of our best-loved playwrights, Simon Stephens.

Simon is perhaps best known for his critically acclaimed stage adaptation of Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, which enjoyed acclaim in the West End and on Broadway, winning Best New Play at both the Olivier’s in 2013 and the Tony’s in 2015. Time Magazine called the play ‘life-affirming' and 'unmissable’, - evidenced by the 5 Tony Awards, 6 Drama Desk Awards and 7 Olivier Awards the play collected.

Words of Wisdom

"Make sure when you write a play you've read it from the point of view of each of your characters, so you chart their psychological and emotional journey individually so that it's all cogent, all makes sense, and has a sense of movement and progression". - Simon Stephens.

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