Steve Cosson is a writer and director. Directing highlights include Spring Awakening (Olney Theatre), Anne Washburn’s A Devil at Noon (Humana Festival, O’Neill), Bus Stop (Kansas City Rep), U.S. premiere of Martin Crimp’s Attempts on Her Life (Soho Rep). He is the founding Artistic Director of the Civilians. The company creates original works of investigative theater that have been performed Off-Broadway and in over 40 cities nationally and internationally. Highlights of work with the Civilians include Anne Washburn’s Mr. Burns (Woolly Mammoth Theatre, The Washington Post’s #1 play for 2012), Bess Wohl/Michael Friedman’s Pretty Filthy, Paris Commune (2012 BAM Next Wave), The Great Immensity, The Next Forever created for the 2012 TED Conference, In The Footprint (Top 10 of 2010 in NY Times, Time Out, New Yorker), This Beautiful City,(I Am) Nobody’s Lunch and Gone Missing (NY Times Top 10 of 2007). These works and others have been produced at The Public Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, Vineyard Theatre, Barrow Street, Woolly Mammoth, Kansas City Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, American Repertory Theater, Center Theater Group, HBO’s Comedy Festival, MoMA, The Gate Theatre and Soho Theatre in London and many others. His plays are published by Oberon Books, Dramatists Play Service and an anthology from Playscripts. As of June 2013.
Mr. Burns, a post-electric play