Ira Lewis has written 6 full-length plays. His first play, The Sponsor was produced off-Broadway and toured with Eli Wallach and E.G. Marshall. Every Place is Newark was presented at The Aspen Playwrights Conference and then Off-Broadway, and received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Chinese Coffee was first presented at The Aspen Playwrights Conference, in New York by The Actors Studio, of which Lewis is a member. Subsequently, it was produced at the Stamford Center for The Arts, in Stamford, CT, starring Al Pacino and Ben Gazarra, and then on Broadway starring Pacino and Charles Cioffi. It was recently made into a film starring Al Pacino and Jerry Orbach with a screenplay written by Lewis. Pearlfield was loosely inspired by events in the last months in the life of famed theatre director and critic, Harold Clurman. Jose Ferrer starred in and directed it for the Ensemble Theatre of Florida. Gross Points has been described as "malicious comedy" about an egomaniacal motion picture star.