Steven Bogart

Director, playwright, drama teacher, designer and visual artist. He has directed more than 100 plays and musicals while also specializing in directing ensemble-generated original plays. Several of his own plays have performed in Boston (Boston Theater Marathon and BTW), New York (Summer Play Festival NYC) and Chicago (Stage Left Theatre). He is a 2009 Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant recipient in playwriting. His newest play, Pigcat, recently won the The Holland New Voices Award at the Great Plains Theater Conference. He is cofounder of Rouged Ape, a paratheatrical theater company working around the Boston area. He teaches drama and directs at Lexington High School, and also teaches playwriting for the University of New Orleans Low Residency Creative Writing Program. Last year, he collaborated with Amanda Palmer and the Lexington High School Drama students on a new play, With the Needle That Sings in Her Heart. The production received an overwhelming positive response from audiences, and was featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” Bogart’s visual art has been exhibited internationally, and most recently was part of the Decordova Museum’s exhibition, Big Bang! Abstract Painting for the 21st Century.

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