After moving to New York in 2000, Steven Gridley formed up with Spring Theatreworks and began writing and directing for the company. Spring developed his plays Albatross at Sea, Echo's Longing and Sun, Stand Thou Still. Echo's Longing won the Nancy Weil New Play search in 2003 and Sun, Stand Thou Still was selected for publication in Plays and Playwrights 2004 anthology. Other published works include Lovers in the Park, Post-Oedipus (Playscripts, Inc.) and excerpts from Sun, Stand Thou Still in Best Male Monologues 2004 (Smith & Kraus). Mr. Gridley enjoys basketball and recently lost an intermural game by 60 points (34-94). He has since been too busy for basketball because of this "writing" thing.
Mr. Gridley's plays have been seen in downtown New York theaters such as HERE Arts Center, Lark Theatre, Ontological-Hysteric Theatre, Theatre for the New City, Altered Stages, and Spring Theatrework's Dumbo space. His plays have been published by Playscripts, Brooklyn Publishers, Smith & Kraus, and by Martin Denton in his Plays and Playwrights Anthology. He was named as one of the "People of the Year" by nytheatre.com saying, "Indisputably one of the smartest and most innovative young playwright/directors working in New York's Indie theatre scene." Mr. Gridley graduated from Columbia's School of the Arts with an MFA in Playwriting where he won the John Golden Playwriting Award.