STEVE grew up in a house with a Catholic father and a mother obsessed with Stephen King and true crime novels. As a playwright and TV writer, he enjoys working on character-based dramas that make use of magical realism.
He was a producer on the popular CBS Drama GOD FRIENDED ME starring Brandon Micheal Hall. Steve was co-producer on mystery series TELL ME YOUR SECRETS (Amazon Prime). Steve also wrote on the final season of the ABC Series AMERICAN CRIME – created by Oscar winner John Ridley and starring Felicity Huffman, Regina King, Lily Taylor and Timothy Hutton.
He spent two seasons writing for the USA Network show COVERT AFFAIRS starring Piper Perabo and Christopher Gorham.
He’s also written the short film Intelligence, and Betty on the Bed (also director, producer and actor).
His original web series, SEND ME premiered on BET.com in 2016 and garnered an EMMY nomination for series star Tracie Thoms. Steve was Executive Producer and creator of the series as well as one of the series leads.
SEND ME was an official selection at 8 festivals and WON two awards: Award of Excellence – Special Mention at the Indie Fest Film Awards and Winner of the Web Series Category at The Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival. See SEASON ONE of the series here!
STEVE’S PLAYS have been produced and developed by #WhileWeBreathe, Vivid Stage, Theater Project (New Jersey), Classical Theater of Harlem, New York Theatre Workshop, New York Stage & Film and The 24 hour Plays on Broadway, The Tribeca Theatre Festival, American Theatre Company (Chicago), Northwestern University, Georgia Southern University, Loyola Marymount University and The Celebration Theatre (LA). A new collection of work: A Few Short Plays to Save the World has been published by Laughing Panda Press.
His Full Length PLAYS INCLUDE Urban Rabbit Chronicles, Princeton Theory, Almost, Black/Out Stories, and The Escape Artist’s Children.
Also an ACTOR, he has appeared in theatre (The Guthrie, Kennedy Center, Cincinnati Playhouse, Williamstown) on national TV (The Arsenio Hall Show, Law & Order SVU, 90210, Rescue Me, Homicide) and in film (Chico & Rita, Broadway’s Finest, Dark September Rain). Steve also appeared in the web series Head Space.
AWARDS include BEST ACTOR at the Genre Celebration Festival for SEND ME, as well as Favorite Actor in a Web Series by the Indie Series Network. Other honors include the Artistic Achievement Award (Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale), Millennium Telly Award, Le Compte du Nouy prize at Juilliard (two-time recipient), a MacDowell NEA fellowship & two Yaddo fellowships.
Steve is a graduate of Yale, The A.R.T. Institute at Harvard, The CBS Writers Mentoring Program and the playwriting program at Juilliard. Steve is also a certified Creativity Coach specializing in helping writers craft dramatic scripts and launch professional careers.