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Steven Young was trained as an actor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Professional Theatre Training Program and received an MFA in directing from Illinois State University. 

Most recently, Steve was a finalist for the 2012 Stage West new play competition in Fort Worth.  In May, his play The Night We Bombed Lincoln Towing was a finalist for the ‘Method and Madness’ Playwriting Festival.  Summer of 2012, Young performed as Toby Belch in Twelfth Night and as Duncan in Macbeth both with Shakespeare Dallas. In 2011, Young had a play produced, to rave reviews, Off-West End in London.  This past January Steve’s play Boiling Frog was produced at Chicago’s Side Project Theatre. Steve was a contributing writer to Longing With Language at the 2011 Philadelphia Fringe. His script The Resurrectionists was originally performed at The Virginia Stage Company and then produced in Chicago; the windy city production was nominated for two Joseph Jefferson Citations. The Wal*Mart-ians, first produced by the Boxer Rebellion Ensemble, was a Jerome Fellowship Finalist at the Minneapolis Playwrights Centre and hailed by Chicago Arts and Entertainment as the best comedy of 2002. Cheddar Heads was a Prop Theater National New Plays finalist in conjunction with the National New Plays Network; it received productions at the Theatre Building-Chicago and the Milwaukee School of the Arts. Last year he adapted both Strindberg’s Creditors and Sophocles’ Oedipus for Broken Gears Project Theatre in Dallas.  Steve has appeared in over 39 Shakespeare productions playing characters as diverse as Hamlet, Falstaff, Richard III, Caliban, Romeo and Jacques.  As a director he has over 75 productions to his credit.  In 1996, Steve was selected as an alternate for New York Drama League’s Directing Fellowship.  Steve is also a Stand- up comedian and has performed in venues across the UK and Ireland. Young studied acting at the U of W-Milwaukee PTTP, has an MFA in directing from Illinois State University and has a certificate in novel writing from City University of London. His working novel The Anatomist was selected in the top 40 out of 2,000 entrants for the BBC show Novel Pitch.

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