Stephanie Alison Walker
Stephanie Alison Walker was the winner of the 2011 Blue Ink Award given by Chicago’s American Blues Theatre for her play American Home, which was also a 2010 semi-finalist for the Princess Grace Award. She is a four-time Heideman Award Finalist for her plays Angelina Jolie is Stalking Me, Homer, An Average Man and Edward Cullen Ruined My Mother’s Love Life. Her play Three Fittings was first produced in Los Angeles and then Ft. Lauderdale where it was the winner of the 2008 South Florida Theatre Festival Audience Favorite Grand Prize. The Art of Disappearing was a finalist for the Princess Grace Award for playwriting in 2008, a semi-finalist for the 2009 HotCity Greenhouse Festival of New Plays in St. Louis and a semi-finalist for the 2013 O’Neill Playwrights Conference. In print, she has several short plays published by Black Box Press and Smith & Kraus. On screen, her play Back Roads was turned into a short film that premiered at the 2008 Women’s Int’l Film Festival in Miami. In 2008 Stephanie faced foreclosure and lived to tell the tale on her blog Love In The Time of Foreclosure which has been featured on the front page of the Los Angeles Times, NPR’s Planet Money, American Public Media’s The Story with Dick Gordon, Business Week Magazine, Chicago Magazine, The Huffington Post and ABC World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer. Love in the Time of Foreclosure is also published as an ebook by Outpost19. Stephanie was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago and currently lives in Los Angeles with family. She is a proud member of Lizard Claw Playwrights, Chicago Dramatists Network Playwrights and The Dramatists Guild of America.