Stephen Karam’s Blog

A Conversation with ‘Sons of the Prophet’ playwright, Stephen Karam

Posted on: September 28th, 2011 by Education @ Roundabout


Ted Sod, Roundabout’s Education Dramaturg, interviewed playwright Stephen Karam to discuss The Sons of the Prophet.

Ted Sod: Will you give us some background information on yourself? Where are you from? Where were you educated? When did you decide to become a playwright and why?


Stephen Karam: I grew up in Scranton, PA. I attended a public high school, then majored in English at Brown University.  I never really decided to become a playwright, there was no turning point, per se. I never went to grad school to study playwriting, so part of me wonders…maybe I haven’t decided yet?  I discovered theater around middle school and have been drawn to it ever since.

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Slouching Towards Bethlehem, PA

Posted on: September 22nd, 2011 by Stephen Karam


This is my first time blogging.  Ever.  I’ll do my best.

The first week of rehearsals has just ended and its been the usual rush of adrenaline, nerves, excitement, discovery, fear, joy.  Sons of the Prophet had a production at the Huntington Theater Company this past spring, and I was able to take what I learned from that first run and do a series of big rewrites this summer at the MacDowell Colony (where I worked in a cottage whose previous inhabitants include James Baldwin and Spalding Gray and María Irene Fornés!)

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