Steve Apostolina is a playwright as well as an actor, director and voice artist. Many of his credits can be seen on IMDB. While his artistic home has been on the west coast for the past thirty years – he has lived in 14 states and 3 countries – as far south as Corpus Christi, Texas and as far north as Baie Comeau, Quebec, Canada. He attributes his ear for dialogue to his peripatetic youth.
His first full length play, Flight of the Penguin, received a Drama-Logue Award for Playwriting as well as an LA Weekly nomination for Best Play. Flight of the Penguin was also a semi-finalist in the Nicholls Screenwriting Competition. His play, The American Way, received a Valley Theatre Award for Playwriting. His short play, Cold in Hand, was a winner at The Neil Labute Theatre Festival and his play The Lesson was a semi-finalist at The Actors Theatre of Louisville. A collection of his short plays called Cold in Hand and other short plays played to a sold out run at The Whitefire Theatre in 2015. He also co-wrote a Panto version of The Snow Queen with Dale Sandlin in which he also composed the score and lyrics for The Fremont Center Theatre in Pasadena.
Most recently, his play Forever Bound ran at Atwater Village Theatre in Los Angeles starring French Stewart, Rob Nagle, Emily Goss and the author himself, to acclaimed reviews. He was nominated for an Ovation Award for playwriting in 2018. A subsequent reading of the play in NYC included the actors Tommy Sadoski, Amanda Seyfried, Peter Friedman and Howard Overshown.
His newest piece, Broken, was a semi-finalist in the 2019 Screencraft competition and was chosen for two playwright’s festivals including Antaeus Theatre company (with Laura SanGiacomo) and The Road Theatre’s Summer Playwright’s Festival.
Steve adapted two of his short plays, Frank ‘n Beans and Porcupine into short films and they have played on the festival circuit.
He is a member of the Antaeus Theatre’s Writer’s Lab as well as The Dramatist Guild.
As a playwright, Steve is most interested in finding people’s boundaries. His plays encourage dialogue and quite often fuel passionate post show discussion. His plays are meant to challenge, provoke, surprise and of course – entertain.
Plays: Forever Bound starring French Stewart (2018 Ovation Award Nominee), Flight of the Penguin (Dramalogue Award for Writing) The American Way and newly completed Broken (2018 quarterfinalst Screencraft Play Contest). Short plays: Cold in Hand, a winner at The Neil Labute Playwright Festival, The Lesson, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville Semi-Finalist, Elevator Repair at The Open Fist and Alternative Theatre Company Off Broadway, as well as Embroiled, Porcupine, Over There, The Party, Pin Job, The Whole Shebang, Frank ‘n Beans, and Latina and Gringo. Member: The Dramatists Guild and The Antaeus Playwright’s Lab.