The Plays of Steven DykesFor twenty years, Steven has been crafting powerful, politically-charged dramatic works for actors in the United Kingdom, the United States and Europe. These plays are now available for world-wide licensing directly from this site.


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CRITICAL PRAISE FOR STEVEN'S PLAYS

Cracking ... Kolonists shows an impressive grasp of Soviet dramatic and political structures ... an informative, well-plotted homage to the Chekhovian tradition. Time Out London
Homestead is that rare thing, a play based on another play which has a new, fresh, legitimate voice of its own.British Theatre Guide
Dykes' interpretation of Lorca's La casa de Bernada Alba is a triumph.The Stage (UK)
The Spoils is a chilling vision delivered in short sharp shocks.The Stage
By turns erotic, tense and breezily combative, The Happiness Compartment is compelling and eerily relevant.Time Out London
The Swing Left has a vividly-edged individuality to each character.Oxford Reviews Gate
It’s a treat to find an author alert to social and political misbehaviour in a world wider than a London drug alley.The Times

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About Steven Dykes

Steven's writing is informed by his twenty-year trans-Atlantic career as an actor, director and teacher. Many of the plays available on this website have their origins in Steven’s role as Writer-in-Residence for the MA Performance programme at Goldsmiths College, University of London, in the mid 1990s; and over the past fifteen years as Programme Director of the American Theatre Arts BA (Hons) at Rose Bruford College. The material was created for both small and very large companies of actors providing, in particular, substantial roles for women. His work aims to foster a direct collaboration between actor and playwright, actor and designer, actor and technician.

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