Stephen Adly Guirgis

Stephen Adly Guirgis, Playwright

Representative Plays:

Between Riverside and Crazy (2014)
Our Lady of 121st St. (2003)
Jesus Hopped the A Train (2002)


Stephen Adly Guirgis graduated from University at Albany - SUNY. He is a former Co-Artistic Director of LAByrinth Theatre Company in New York Cityand educator in New York City area prisons, schools, shelters, and hospitals for conflict resolution and HIV/AIDS prevention. Guirgis's plays have been performed throughoug the US and across 5 continents. He won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play Between Riverside and Crazy. Awards include: the Lucille Lortel Award, the PEN/Laura Pels Award, the Yale Wyndham-Campbell Prize, The Harold & Mimi Steinberg Award, Whiting Award, TCG fellowship, Fringe First Award, NY Drama Critics Circle, and the L.A. Drama Critics Prize. He is also an actor and has appeared in theater, film, and television.

Source: NYU Contemporary Playwrights of Color

Resources found in the UC Berkeley Library Database:

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Between Riverside and Crazy (Audio) 

Jesus Hopped the “A” Train (Audio) 

Jesus Hopped the "A" Train (Full Text) 

Our Lady of 121st Street (Audio) 

Our Lady of 121st Street (Full Text) 

The Motherfucker with the Hat (Audio) 

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Full Text) 

Den of Theives (Full Text) 

In Arabia We’d All Be Kings (Full Text) 


Egyptian, Irish