Playwright Stephen Karam to appear at Fayetteville Public Library

Stephen Karam / Courtesy photo

The writer of Tony Award-winning play The Humans will appear at the Fayetteville Public Library next month.

Playwright Stephen Karam will participate in two public events – a writing work shop and an artist forum – at the library on Wednesday, Feb. 14.

He is best known for his plays The Humans, Sons of the Prophet, and Speech and Debate. He is also the writer of a film adaptation of Chekhov’s The Seagull, starring Annette Bening and set to be released in 2018. He has received numerous awards, including an Obie Award, two Drama Critics Circle Awards, an Outer Critics Circle Award, a Drama Desk Award, and is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist.

His workshop will lead participants in a scene study from The Humans, currently being performed by local theatre group TheatreSquared through Feb. 18 at Nadine Baum Studios. The workshop will be held from 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

The forum will be moderated by KUAF’s Kyle Kellams from 6-7 p.m. in the library’s Waker Community Room. Director Shana Gold and T2 Artistic Director Bob Ford will also participate in the discussion.

Both of Karam’s appearances are free to attend, and open to the public.