Steve Fogelman

Actor

Playwright

SAG-AFTRA/AEA

Dramatists Guild of America

WELCOME! 

 

Steve is well versed from

stand up to Shakespeare, 

but is currently interested 

to further explore 

the various genres of reality 

in both his acting and writing.

 

Last Project:

'Schultz' in Theater With A View's

"Circle Mirror Transformation" 

Summer, 2015,  Pottstown, PA

Steve has been a professional actor since 1987 working on both coasts, in several countries, speaking in both English and French.  He continues to keep his craft up to date training with today's top professionals.

Marshall's Commercial

A Fading Red (short film)

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Theater (partial listings)

 

   
CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION Schultz/LEAD THEATER WITH A VIEW (PA) Dir, Seth Reich
BEYOND THERAPY Stuart/LEAD LOVE CREEK, NYC Dir, Steve Barrett
SELF PORTRAIT IN A BLUE ROOM Julian/LEAD  Dir, William Carden

 FESTEN

 Poul/PRINCIPLE  COLUMBIA STAGES/ Dir Anouk Kemp
SMOKE AND MIRRORS Hamilton/LEAD LONG BEACH PLYHSE (CA) Dir: Russel St. Clair
     
AN ACT OF REPARATION Leo/LEAD ODYSSEY THEATER (CA) Dir. Maria Vargo
THE LADY OF LARKSPUR LOTION The Writer/LEAD MARILYN MONROE THEATER (CA) Dir. Heddy Sontag
     

Film & Television (partial listings)

 MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Newscaster/DAY PLAYER PARAMOUNT/ Jonathan Liebesman
THE HISTORY OF LOVE Journalist/ DAYPLAYER (VO) 247 FILMS (France)/ DIR Radu Mihailanu
SMALL DEATH (Short) Daniel LEAD SVA/Theo Lesourd
     
BOARDWALK EMPIRE FEATURED HBO
TRUE BLOOD FEATURED HBO
     

COMMERCIALS / VOICE OVERS

CONFLICTS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST    

Training/Education

SCENE STUDY (CURRENT) SCOTT FREEMAN NEW YORK CITY
ACTING TRAINING LEE STRASBERG INSTITUTE LOS ANGELES
VOCAL TRAINING (BARITONE) DAVID SABELLA-MILLS NEW YORK CITY
B. ARCH CARNEGIE MELLON PITTSBURGH, PA

Special Skills

SINGER (MT, POP, JAZZ, R+B - BARITONE TO HIGH A), STAND-UP COMEDIAN, PIANO,  PROFICIENT IN EUROPEAN ACCENTS AND AMERICAN DIALECTS,  FLUENT FRENCH, CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL CHEF,  NYS DRIVERS LICENSE,  VALID USA PASSPORT

Behind The Scenes

Folio

Headshots

Hobnob

 

 

Steven’s early plays dealt more with characters on personal journeys of expression in themes of creativity, fantasy and enlightenment, while experimenting in hybrids with cinematic story structures.
 
His more current work goes further adding themes of spirituality, sexuality and family dynamics, adhering to more traditional theatrical structures.

Biography

Steve Fogelman is not only a playwright, actor, and singer, but also an accomplished painter, chef, designer and filmmaker. It is these diverse interests that exposed him to unique experiences and situations, allowing him to integrate them into his crafts with acute honesty and complexity.

Steve first developed his visual skills receiving a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. An exchange year in Lausanne, Switzerland not only benefited him becoming fluent in French, but he also gained a passion for haute cuisine, foreign languages and accents that are now hallmarks of some of his short plays.

For a year after graduation he studied at Pittsburgh Filmmakers before moving to Los Angeles to work as a film art director. Steve soon decided to persue acting, spending three years studying at The Lee Strasberg Theater Institute, where his passion for art became and early version of the play, Hey Picasso!.

After, the production of Hey, Picasso! and several companies performing his short play Day One, he missed the writing on the wall to become a playwright and hurled himself into the LA dream of screenwriting, studying the craft of story structure at Writer’s Boot Camp where he completed the features, My Guy, Dead or Alive and The First Gentleman.

He took his filmmaking knowledge and joined Filmmakers Alliance, with whome he wrote, produced and directed several shorts, most notably Limbo, which screened at the Tiburon, Ashville and New Orleans film festivals.

Now back on track in New York since the spring of 2012 with the focus on theater,. Steve has taken opportunities to hone his skills with director Sam Gold and noted playwrights Will Eno and Annie Baker, Josh Harmon, completing four full-length plays, charrette, Leg of Lam, Musical Chairs and tran-si-tions, of which the latter was selected for the 2016 New York Fringe festival. His one-acts, Breeders Cup and Genius, were produced off-off Broadway in September 2013 through Love Creek Productions. 

 

 

Full Length Plays

Contact Steve for full scripts or sample pages

Across the Black Sea


Drama

100 minutes

4 male / 2 female

Fraternal twins Ester and Yaakov Gittelstien are separated by an ocean during World War II, and from 1939 through 1945 while Ester desperately tries to rescue Yaakov and his family from the atrocities of the Holocaust she sees the rampant anti-semitism in the America, which dampen her hopes of ever seeing him again.

charrette


Drama

90 minutes

4 male / 1 female

We are subject daily to opportunities that can severely effect our futures - probably several times a day - depending on our choices. And unfortunately most of us unconsciously take actions incongruous with out ultimate desires.

Set in 1985, ‘charrette’ follows five flawed senior architecture students, having 24 hours to design a city of the future over Spring Break or risk not graduating on time. They pull an ‘all-nighter’ to complete the task with the quality and scope of each project as a metaphor for the path and goals for their own lives. This 20/20 hindsight tracks the progress on women's issues, gay rights and racial bias, and how much more compassion is needed. And while the story starts as a clash of egos, it escalates to a frenzy of secrets, jealousy and unrequited love unraveling to tragic consequences, as futures are forever altered.

Hey, Picasso!


Comedy/Drama

100 minutes

1 male / 2 female

We are all driven by our soul’s desire, but for many, that destined path feels like merely a dream, blocked off with self-doubt and naysayers. Here it is Fester Snelling’s destiny to rise above his humble coal-mining life to be a renowned painter, though overwhelming life tragedies have paralyzed him, his soul sends him on a hunt for his true self.

Indigo Rising


Drama

100 minutes

2 male / 3 female

The 21st century has seen extreme religious turmoil erupt throughout the world as we move into a new spiritual paradigm known as The Age of Aquarius. From Al Qaeda to Evangelicals, the hard-right religious movement powered by their fear of, and inability to deal with, the inevitable human evolution, fight to the death to keep their reality alive. This play personalize that struggle over the global shift through one Jewish family, The Dreyfus’.

Judaism believes that Jesus was not the Messiah, but that the Messiah will indeed someday come. That day is today, and that Man of God happens to be 23-year old Columbia journalism grad student, Benny Dreyfus. After returning from a two-week trip to Israel, he makes the pronouncement he will no longer be Jewish, sending his orthodox family into turmoil, setting his destiny in motion.

Benny’s father, David - a rabbinical school theologian, and their shabbos goy, Magda, have known about Benny’s gifts, though the mother, Susan, who grew up a reformed Jew but ‘upgraded’ to Orthodox to be David’s wife, never accepted her son’s symptoms as gifts. Her overwhelming feelings of betrayal for all she gave up and coming to terms with reality, cause her a nervous breakdown.

The family struggles to map out a plan to move forward and heal, but in the end know where there is love, there is happiness.

Laws of Attraction


Comedy/Drama

90 minutes

4 male / 2 female

Two brothers reconcile life-long philosophical differences at the wedding of their two gay grandsons.

Leg of Lam


Drama

80 minutes

2 male

Apotemnophilia is a real disorder where those suffering want to remove one or more of their limbs in order to feel whole. For many years the cause was not clearly defined as emotional, physiological or chemical with no known pharmacological aids to reduce symptoms, and was thought to have a sexual component, hence the ‘phila’ at the end. More recently, research points to a neurological root, but the disorder - without a cure - remains.

This play of Afghan war vet, Lamar Delgado, who needs his father, Oscar’s, help to remove his leg, is more than a surface story of a man suffering with a disorder, but intended as a timely mythical allegory of every human’s quest to eliminate the negative effect of past personal traumas and generations of familial dysfunctions to be the true expression of their soul’s intention.

Musical Chairs


Comedy/Drama

75 minutes

4 male / 3 female

The mid-life crisis has for years been stereotyped as a man needing a Corvette to still feel vital. But in this New Age as many are on a path seeking their authentic selves, a partner can be left in the dust as the true person emerges. And as Greg Cooper nears 40, he finally embraces his latent homosexuality over a season of touring Broadway musicals, though his wife, Tish is not willing to move on.

tran-si-tions


Drama

100 minutes

4 male / 1 female

Hospice care has grown in the past decade as a common end-of-life treatment, yet never before has a play examined the universal process of death as a modern-day Romeo and Juliet. Set in New York at Christmas, the story follows Ernie, a heart-broken gay hospice volunteer, brand new on the ward, whose first assignment is to watch a comatose homeless man in the final stages of AIDS. When the man miraculously awakes fantasizing he's married to Latin singer Ricky Martin, Ernie fruitlessly struggles to maintain a professional relationship with this man named Kiel, who turns out to be a lonely homeless male prostitute. The two men bond over military service and shared teenage strife as they fall in love, while the staff and Kiel's awaiting angel father prepare Kiel for the end and struggle to keep the friendship professional. Their days-long relationship allows Kiel to accept and find forgiveness for the circumstances of his life, and Ernie to forgive himself over the recent loss of his partner to a brain tumor, though his inability to maintain boundaries jeopardizes his position before the inevitable end.

Short Plays

Breeder's Cup


Comedy/Drama

15 minutes

1 male / 1 female

Dawn Hodges competes with her Lesbian twin sister in having babies to vie for their bigoted father's adoration.

Day One


Drama

20 minutes

2 male / 2 female

Libby Stein can finally take control of her life after a miserable marriage to a compulsive gambler.

Genius


Comedy

10 minutes

2 male

Two graffiti taggers in Milan, Italy give their all to make a big impression on their first all-city piece.

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