Discipline: Theatre – playwriting

Steph Del Rosso

Discipline: Theatre – playwriting
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2024

Steph Del Rosso is a playwright, fiction writer, screenwriter, and educator. Her plays have been produced or developed at Second Stage, The Public, La Jolla Playhouse, The Kennedy Center, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, The Los Angeles Theatre Center, JACK, and others. They are published by Concord Theatricals and Dramatists Play Services.

Del Rosso is a Core Writer at the Playwrights’ Center and a New Georges Audrey Resident. She is a winner of the Steinberg Playwright Award, the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Award, and the Mississippi Review Prize in Fiction. Her work has received fellowships and support from the Bogliasco Foundation, The Headlands Center for the Arts, Willapa Bay, SPACE on Ryder Farm, and others.

She is a former Theater Masters Visionary Playwright and an alum of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab and Clubbed Thumb’s Early Career Writers’ Group. She received her M.F.A. from UC-San Diego.

At MacDowell, Del Rosso finished a draft of her new play, Adjuncts, about friendship and workplace organizing. She also started another new play and worked on several short stories.



Steph Del Rosso worked in the Watson studio.

Built in 1916 in memory of Regina Watson of Chicago, a musician and teacher, this studio was donated by a group of her friends, along with funds for its maintenance. Originally designed to serve as a composers’ studio with room for performance, Watson was used as a recital hall for chamber music for a…

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