Steven Dietz is an American playwright whose work is largely performed regionally, i.e. outside of New York City. Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Dietz graduated in 1980 with a Theater degree from the University of Northern Colorado. He is the recipient of the PEN U.S.A. Award in Drama (for Lonely Planet
); the Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays Award (Fiction and Still Life With Iris
); and the Lila Wallace/Reader's Digest Award (The Rememberer
). Halcyon Days
is one of his other successful plays. Many of his plays are very political. He lives in Seattle.