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Fernando – New Ohio Theater, New York


Writer: Steven Haworth

Director: Jamie Richards

Reviewer: Robert Price

Zach is an American associate professor staying in Madrid to study the paintings of Fernando De La Cruz. Terese is the curator of the gallery, an adept conversationalist who takes an interest in the young professor. A brief conversation in front of the painting becomes lunch at a cafe, and soon they are back at her apartment, examining a lost painting by the missing master. Fernando is her former lover, but the intrigue doesn’t stop there. The truth is malleable in this psychosexual thriller, but so is the genre.

Zach, played by Christian Durso, is tasked with playing the straight man to Vivia Font’s dizzying Terese. Her text flourishes with academic embellishments, cutting through Zach’s psyche with supernatural precision. The part requires Font to be charismatic and sexy, and to turn emotionally on a dime. Font does not disappoint, but even she cannot bridge some of the stranger swings from sincere poetic passion to comic flippancy. Durso navigates his arc with a masculine intensity, sometimes enacting the audience’s incredulity at the wild events.

The plot’s complexity and the joy of the comedy win out in this stage noir. Chris Ceraso’s Blind Man is hilarious. The witty language stimulates like a Cary Grant classic. The twists and turns keep us guessing to the end. For all its strangeness, it’s a satisfying show.

Runs until 1 July 2017

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FERNANDO in Ice Factory 2017

I am very delighted to say my play Fernando is in this year's Ice Factory Festival at the New Ohio Theatre in NYC. Jamie Richards directs with these brilliant actors: Vivia Font, Christian Durso, and Chris Ceraso. We open the festival on 6/28 through 7/1. The festival itself runs until 8/12. It is the coolest summer festival in New York and everyone agrees. So come!


Time and Tony Oliva in the 7th Inning Stretch at Mile Square Theatre

My play Time and Tony Oliva is in the 7th Inning Stretch series at Mile Square Theatre in Hoboken, the TRUE birthplace of baseball. Chris O'Connor is directing and it is always a great evening.

May 12, 13, and 14th. 8:00

Mile Square Theatre

1400 Clinton St, Hoboken, New Jersey 07030

The Other Genius is in the Long Breach Playhouse New Works Festival, April 1, 2017

The Other Genius receives a staged reading in the Long Beach Playhouse New Works Festival on April 1, 2017 at 8:00 PM.

FOUR NEW YEARS IN JAPAN in the Act One: One Act Festival in New York City

My play Four New Years In Japan is in the Act One:One Act festival in Long Island City, Queens, NYC. It is in program C so look at the schedule but there are 5 dates January 14, 18, 21, 22, 26. 

Four New Years in Japan

is directed by Garrett Kim


Jose Gamo

Don Castro

Emma Kikue


Staged reading of Blue/Whitney at Mile Square Theatre, Saturday, October 1, 2016

Mile Square Theatre presents
A staged reading of a new play 
Directed by Jamie Richards
Produced by Joseph Gallo
Admission FREE
Mile Square Theatre 
1400 Clinton Street (and 14th Street) 
Hoboken, NJ


Annie McAdams
Douglas Taurel
Megan Tusing
Aaliyah Habeeb
Sham Abdul-Hamid
Thomas Lyons
Andrew Baldwin
Umi Shankit
Jessica Sroczynski
Corey Allen
Sally Deering


The Other Genius is in NEWvember New Play Festival 2015

The Tangent Theatre in Tivoli, NY in association with AboutFace Theatre in Ireland has produced the NEWvember New Play Festival for the last four years. In 2015 they are including my new play The Other Genius which will be presented on Saturday, November 7 at 8:00 pm. Check it out. Tivoli is beautiful.

Saturday, Nov.7 @ 8pm
The Other Genius
by Steven Haworth
Garrison, NY
A razor-sharp comedy of love triangles, master criminals, art deals, family secrets, murder plots, Oedipal rivalry and Serbian ninjas.

Checkout their wabsite here.

Abingdon Theatre, First Read Series, THE OTHER GENIUS, by Steven Haworth

The Abingdon Theatre, one of New York's premier Off-Broadway theaters dedicated to producing only new work, hosted a reading of my newest play "The Other Genius" on January 29. Thank you first of all to Jan Buttram and Kim Sharp for picking the play for their First Read series, and their long lasting support. Thanks to Jamie Richards who directed brilliantly and made a play with a lot of moving parts very clear. And to Jonathan Silver,Julie FitzpatrickChris CerasoDoug Hussein RossiAnne Marie Howard, and Marla Yost, thank you for your hilarious and incredibly precise performances. Everyone had a great time, especially me, and I am grateful.

Voice work for The Millionaires' Unit documentary

I had a wonderful time doing voiceover work for the documentary film The Millionaires; Unit, about the beginning of US Naval aviation in World War I.  Bruce Dern is lead narrator, it's a beautiful film with an incredible story to tell, directed by Darroch Greer and Ron King, and should premier in the next month or so.  Check out the website here.