Stephen F. Murray
Directing Portfolio



Laer's Last Prayer

(65 minutes: 3M 1 F)

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Ghostlight Productions, Chicago, IL (July 2011)

"This repeated ritual is a simple, moving depiction of an elderly parent coming to terms with death, while his child struggles to accept that same death." - Lisa Findley, Centerstage Chicago


The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

(65 minutes: 1 man show plus foley and music)

co-adapted with Brian Pastor with music by Matthew Bivins from the short story by Washington Irving

City Lit Theater, Chicago, IL (October 2010, October 2011, and a concert reading October 2013)


Nesting Dolls

(20 minute clown piece: 2M 2W)

Collective Performance Milwaukee, WI (upcoming June 2017)

runner up for the 2015 Playwriting Competition at the Solas Festival, Perth, Scotland

Spring Awakening

(130 minutes: 6M 5F)

adapted from the original play by Frank Wedekind

Promethean Theatre Ensemble, Chicago, IL (April 2010)

"Intense retelling of Wedekind's coming of age tale packs a wallop! Director and adapter Stephen F. Murray has mounted an emotionally rich production of the 1891 coming of age tale of German youth. " Tom Williams, Chicago Critic


An Angel in Disguise

(20 minutes: 1M 4W)

from the short story by T.S. Arthur

performed as part of City Lit Theater's Art of Adaptation Festival (directed by Carrie Hardin) (July 2016)


Strawdog Theatre Company, Chicago, IL (August 2004)

Zarium (commercial)

Cooke's Corner (feature)


Howard Street

(8 minute monologue)

for "It Comes In " - the side project, Chicago, IL (August 2013)

Additional Works


Lear's Last

(35 minutes: 3M)

Bailiwick Repertory Theatre's Director's Festival, Chicago, IL (June 2008)