CAITLIN SAYLOR STEPHENS is a Brooklyn-based playwright and performer. Her plays include: Black Escalade, Joley, The Unofficial Race Time of A. Pineda, From The Basement of My Heart, Two Men Missing In The Hudson River, and When We Went Electronic.

She is the recipient of a 2015-16 Audrey Residency at New Georges with director Portia Krieger and is a member of New Georges The Jam, a developmental theater lab for emerging female playwrights and directors.

She has held residencies at Bennington College with Primary Stages (2016), Vermont Studio Center (2016), New Georges (2015-16), Space on Ryder Farm (2011 + 2012) and The Orchard Project (2011). She holds a two-time honorable mention on The Kilroy’s List for her plays Two Men Missing In The Hudson River and When We Went Electronic and was nominated by New Georges for the 2014 NNPN Showcase. In 2015 Caitlin received The Romulus Linney Scholarship at Sewanee Writer’s Conference.

Her plays have been developed at: New York Theater Workshop, New Georges, The Lark, Skeleton Rep, Newvember Play Festival, The Flea Theater, Do It Live Productions (Bay Area), The Amoralists, Dixon Place, and Token Collective. She has been a finalist for the following honors: The Lila Acheson Wallace Fellowship at Juilliard, The Jerome Fellowship, The Boris Segal/Drama League Fellowship at Williamstown Theater Festival for The Front with Jess Chayes, P73 Fellowship, Bushwick Staar Reading Series, PlayPenn Conference, Ingram New Works Lab at Nashville Rep, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Berkley Rep Ground Floor Residency, Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission, Youngblood, The Princess Grace Award, Tofte Lake Residency, NYTW Fellowship, National Playwright’s Conference at The O’Neill, TerraNova Groundbreakers, Mabou Mine Resident Artist Program.

RECENT: The Unofficial Race Time of A. Pineda recently had a reading in April at New York Theater Workshop starring Dion Graham of HBO’s The Wire. In May, Black Escalade had readings at The Lark and with New Georges starring Vella Lovell of the CW’s Crazy Ex Girlfriend.

CURRENT: Caitlin is currently writing a play called My Friend Tom about her best friend Tom, the son of poet Mark Strand and is writing a television pilot about the internet and being dumped by guys.

UPCOMING: This fall, Joley will have its second roundtable reading at The Lark. Two Men Missing In The Hudson River will have a workshop this August as a part of her New Georges Audrey Residency.











Caitlin is an actress and chanteuse. She frequently portrays roles she writes for the stage including Ashley in Nesting and Daughter in I LOVE DEAD THINGS.

In addition to performing in her own work, Caitlin has participated in readings, plays, and concerts at: St. Ann's Warehouse, EST, SoHo Rep, Studio 42, Dixon Place, Labyrinth Theater Company, Symphony Space, The Lyric Opera House, Incubator Arts, Deitch Projects, The Hiro Ballroom, Ars Nova, La MaMa etc and Lucielle's at BB Kings. She has collaborated with: Art Party, The Citizens Band, Bluemouth Inc., The Wooster Group, and Adam Rapp. In 2011 Caitlin sang alongside Karen O and The Yeah Yeah Yeah's in "Stop The Virgen's" at St. Ann's Warehouse.

Upcoming: Caitlin will be playing JonBenet Ramsey in her solo show, In The Basement of My Heart. She is currently developing the piece with director Mary Birnbaum.

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168February 2017 : 145 West Eleventh will have a Roundtable reading @ The Lark.
168December 2016 : 145 West Eleventh , Caitlin's new Jam developed play will have a showing directed by collaborator Kathleen Amshoff.
168Fall 2016: Two Men Missing In The Hudson River will workshop in New Georges Room with direction by Portia Krieger, music by Samuel Hoeksema.
168September 2016: Joley will have its second roundtable reading at The Lark.
168July 2016: New Georges Audrey Residency Retreat! 
168Black Escalade had a reading starring Vella Lovell (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) as a part of New Georges Space JAM festival on May 20, 2016. Direction by the fearless Nicole Watson.
1685/10/2016-5/11/2016 Selection at Hot Bagel will be performed during the 2016 Indie Theater One Minute Play Festival. http://www.oneminuteplayfestival.com/
168New play Black Escalade had a roundtable reading at The Lark on May 5, 2016, directed by Nicole Watson with Veracity Butcher, Vella Lovell, Emily Perkins-Margolin and Mackenzie Frye. 
168June 2016: The Unofficial Race Time of A. Pineda was a finalist for the 2016 Bay Area Playwright's Festival. You can read all about it here : http://bayareaplaywrightsfestival.org/the-finalists/
nytwApril 2016: Caitlin joined Primary Stages / Dorthey Streslin Playwrights Workshop as a guest artist for a week-long residency at Bennington College alongside the crush'worthy talents of Caroline McGraw, Mat Smart, Ryan King, and Michelle Bossey. 
nytw4/18/2016: The Unofficial Race Time of A. Pineda will have a reading at New York Theatre Workshop as a part of their Monday's @ 3 Reading Series with Dion Graham (The Wire), directed by Jess Chayes.
Joley was a finalist for the 2016 Sundance Theatre Lab MENA in Marrakech, Morocco. 
February 2016: Caitlin and collaborator Jess Chayes were finalists for The Boris/Segal Drama League Fellowship for The Front, Caitlin's new play about cultural appreciation and African Dance. 
February 2016: Residency and Artist Grant at The Vermont Studio Center to write forthcoming play Black Escalade.
Finalist for the 2016-17 Jerome Fellowship at The Playwright's Center for play The Unofficial Race Time of A. Pineda. Congrats to all of the amazing winners!
1/26/16 just one more mile will be performed at the Creators Connect Journal Launch Party (http://www.creatorsconnect.com/) at Baby's All Right alongside fave gal pals Frances Rose.
January 9, 2016: Audrey Residency ProjectTwo Men Missing In The Hudson River will have a week workshop in New Georges Room with members of The Bats, direction by fellow resident Portia Krieger, music by Samuel Hoeksema. 
January 2016: Two Men Missing In The Hudson River has been added to the syllabus at Cornell College's Theater Studies Course.
New play shiva the destroyer was selected as a semi-finalist for the 2016 Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission. 
12/10/15: An excerpt from Joley will be performed at The Brick as a part of New George's Jam Mistleshow. Monologue performed by Laura Ramadei, directed by Danya Taymor. 
12/4/15: Reading of Joley with Skeleton Rep.
12/3/15: Audrey Residency Project, Two Men Missing In The Hudson River will have a table read directed by fellow resident Portia Krieger. 
12/1/15: New Georges Jam Project, From The Basement of My Heart will have a table read directed by fellow jammer Mary Birnbaum. 
Caitlin was a semi-finalist for the 2016 P73 Fellowship. You can read all about it here: http://www.page73.org/2015/10/19/announcing-our-2016-semifinalists/
November 2015: Caitlin completed the 2015 TCS NYC Marathon in the first Wave!
September 23, 2015, new play Joley will have a roundtable reading at The Lark, directed by Meghan Finn. 
Caitlin is the recipient of a 2015-2016 New Georges Audrey Residency with collaborator Portia Krieger for play Two Men Missing In The Hudson River.  Read all about the other amazing Audrey Residency projects here:  http://www.newgeorges.org/uncategorized/meet-cycle-3-the-2015-16-audrey-residents-are-here/
July 2015: Recipient of the Romulus Linney Scholarship at the 2015 Sewanee Writer's Conference for play The Unofficial Race Time of A. Pineda
July 2015: Finalist for the Nashville Rep Ingram Fellowship with The Unofficial Race Time of A. Pineda.
June 2015: Two Men Missing In The Hudson River has received an honorable mention on the 2015 Kilroy's NYTimes List. 
A selection from From The Basement of My Heart will be performed at Dixon Place as a part of New Georges Jamboree festival on Thursday, May 21, 2016. For tickets you can go to: http://www.newgeorges.org/uncategorized/2856/
Two Men Missing In The Hudson River was nominated by New Georges for the 2014 National New Play Network New Play Showcase. 
February 2015: WHEN WE WENT ELECTRONIC will have a29-hour workshop at The Flea Theater. Direction by Molly Marinik, resident director at The Flea.
"Smack.Boom.Concrete." by Caitlin Saylor Stephens will be featured int the 2nd Annual George Sand One Minute Play Festival with New Georges in partnership with The Women's Project on January 29th and 30th. This will be her fourth OMPF to date! 
3/3/2015 New playThe Unofficial Race Time of A. Pineda will have a roundtable reading at The Lark Play Development Center on.
12/19/14 WHEN WE WENT ELECTRONIC will have a second reading at The Flea Theatre. Direction by Molly Marinik, text by Caitlin Saylor Stephens, music and lyrics by Sarah Frances Cagianese and Caitlin Saylor Stephens. Starring The BATS.
Because every playwright needs a side'hustle, Caitlin is now a proud member of Oscar's Member Services Team. Oh, the material!
10/2/14 WHEN WE WENT ELECTRONIC will have a reading at The Flea Theatre. Direction by Molly Marinik, text by Caitlin Saylor Stephens, music and lyrics by Sarah Frances Cagianese and Caitlin Saylor Stephens. Starring The BATS.
9/9/14: Two Men Missing In The Hudson River will have a reading at Tangent Theater in Tivoli, NY. For more information go to:
http://newvemberfestival.com/
May 2014: Caitlin is proud to be a new member of New George's JAM! She will be developing her solo show In The Basement of My Heart with director Mary Birnbaum. For more information please go to:
http://www.newgeorges.org/uncategorized/jam-on-14-15/
June 2014 : WHEN WE WENT ELECTRONIC  received an honorable mention for The Kilroy's The List! Read more about The Kilroy's and their initiative to advocate for female playwrights:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/17/theater/call-for-theaters-to-produce-more-plays-by-women.html?_r=0
February 2016 : Picking Up Guys At The Salon and Picking Up Guys At The Apple Store, were performed during the Baltimore One Minute Play Festival.  
February 2014: Caitlin and musical collaborator Sarah Frances Cagianese will have their song The Good Girl performed at 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club at Muse Match, an event that will support the Boys and Girls Club of New York City. For ticket information please go to: http://54below.com
January 2014 : The Perfect Man, directed by Portia Krieger, was performed during New Georges George Sand OMPF.  
Fall 2013: When We Went Electronic had a reading with Do It Live! Productions in the Bay Area. 
June 2013: Caitlin was a resident at SPACE on Ryder Farm for the 2013 Season where she wrote her play Two Men Missing In The Hudson River.
January 2013: When We Went Electronic had a 29 hour workshop starring Emily Simoness and Clea Alsip directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh with music by Sarah Frances.
7/23/2012: When We Went Electronic had a roundtable reading at The Lark directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh.
September 2012: Caitlin was a resident at SPACE on Ryder Farm for the 2012 Season where she developed her play When We Went Electronic.
8/15/2012: An excerpt of When We Went Electronic was shared during The Amoralist's Amoralab. http://www.theamoralists.com/
June 2012: Recipient of a 2012 Orchard Project Residency for the creation of When We Went Electronic





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