Playwright, Mary's Wedding
Stephen’s play Mary’s Wedding premiered in 2002 at the Alberta Theatre Projects’ playRites Festival and was the winner of the 2000 Alberta Playwriting Competition, the 2002 Betty Mitchell Award, and the 2003 Alberta Book Award. Mary’s Wedding has received upward of a hundred productions, has been translated into French, and has been adapted into an opera by the Pacific Opera Victoria. His play The Oxford Roof Climber’s Rebellion premiered as a co-production between the Tarragon Theatre and the Great Canadian Theatre Company and was a hit off Broadway. It won the 2007 Canadian Author’s Association Award for Best English Language Play and the 2007 Alberta Book Award for Drama. His most recent play, The Clockmaker, premiered at the Alberta Theatre Projects’ 2009 playRites Festival and won the 2009 Betty Mitchell Award for Best New Play and the 2011 Toronto Theatre Critics Award for Best English Language Play. Stephen wrote the feature films The Dark and Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning for which he won the award for Best Script/Drama over 60 Minutes at the 2004 AMPIA’s. He also wrote the award winning short film June and, most recently, Historica Canada’s Winnipeg Falcons and Nursing Sisters Heritage Minutes.