Whether conducting over a hundred interviews during the creation of The Laramie Project, (Emmy nomination for the HBO film), or penning the role of Tobi Powell for his Broadway debut Match, (Tony nomination for Frank Langella, film-acted by Sir Patrick Stewart), or serving as a writer/consulting producer on the Edie Falco series Tommy, Stephen Belber brings to life characters on a diligent search for solace, redemption and meaning. And while his range varies from the docu-fiction HBO prison drama O.G. (Tribeca Film Festival Best Actor Award for Jeffrey Wright), to the “whacked-out romantic comedy” Management (Jennifer Aniston/Woody Harrelson), to his pre-#MeToo consent play Tape, (536 productions and counting), his work inevitably navigates how the lingering reverberations of one's past inspire, torment, and are rarely more than a breath away from the present.
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Stephen Belber’s plays have been produced on Broadway and in over 25 countries. In addition to Broadway, his plays have world premiered at Roundabout Theater, Atlantic Theater, Manhattan Class Company (MCC), Primary Stages, Labyrinth Theater, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Naked Angels, L.A.'s Geffen Playhouse, Boston’s Huntington Theater, Pittsburgh’s City Theater, and The Humana Festival. He was an Associate Writer and actor for The Laramie Project, and co-writer/actor on The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later. Belber has also written and directed three feature films, Management (Jennifer Aniston/Woody Harrelson), Match (Patrick Stewart/Carla Gugino), and What We Do Next (now in post, Corey Stoll/Karen Pittman). He has written the movies Tape (Ethan Hawke/Uma Thurman, directed by Richard Linklater), The Laramie Project (associate writer), Drifting Elegant, and O.G., (Jeffrey Wright, HBO Films). Television credits include Law & Order SVU, Rescue Me, Tommy, The First, and pilots for Netflix, HBO, F/X, USA, TNT, ABC, History Channel, and Fox TV. He has worked on numerous studio films (including Dallas Buyers Club), and developed movies with Will Smith, Todd Phillips, Bennett Miller, Jay Roach, Richard Linklater, George Tillman, Greg Mottola, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Anthony Mackie, Ethan Hawke, Sam Rockwell, David Gordon Green, and many others. He's currently writing the pilot for a series about The Chateau Marmont for John Krasinski's Sunday Night Productions and Paramount, and developing a series for Netflix based on his original script The Madness.