Steven Stack

Steven Stack is the lead playwright and acting instructor at Forte Studios in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, where he has the pleasure of working with amazingly talented actors ages 7 to adult.

Steven has been involved with theater for over 20 years as playwright, actor, director, and instructor.

His career began in the third grade, when he took on the challenging dual role of both Hansel and the Father in Hansel and Gretel. Steven's 20 years teaching middle school gave him a thorough knowledge of the inner workings of middle-school students' minds, which has influenced his writing style, the topics he incorporates in his plays, and often his intended performers and audience.

He has written and directed several full-length plays, countless one-acts and many scenes for various theaters, performing arts schools and professional organizations. Steven spends part of every summer at the Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth, where he guides gifted and talented students in writing and performing their own original theatrical works.

His goal in working with and writing for this age group is to help them grow into themselves by giving them stories that resonate beyond the stage.

Plays by Steven Stack

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The Ascot Ribbon

by Steven Stack

Bean attempts to convince her boyfriend Travis to remove the ribbon around his neck. But it turns out the ribbon is more than just decorative.

  • About 10 minutes
  • 1 M + 1 W
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for

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Ashland Falls

by Steven Stack

Who will pay the price when the real world and the play collide?

  • About 90 minutes
  • 3 M + 11 W
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools
  • 82 pages

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The Bottom of the Lake

by Steven Stack

Who lies at the bottom of the lake? An awesome combination of ghost stories, urban legends, teen issues, absurd comedy, and film noir, all in a single play!

  • About 70 minutes
  • 2 M + 12 W + 2 Any Gender
  • Multiple Locations
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 39 pages

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The Cow's Head

by Steven Stack

A cow's head wreaks havoc on an otherwise normal trip to an abandoned cabin.

  • About 10 minutes
  • 5 W + 1 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

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The Date

by Steven Stack

Demons on a date are never good.

  • About 10 minutes
  • 2 M + 2 W
  • Virtual Performance
  • Recommended for High Schools

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The Date

by Steven Stack

Demons on a date are never good.

  • About 10 minutes
  • 2 M + 2 W
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

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David and Delaney's Guide to the Perfectly Nifty Prom

by Steven Stack

David and Delaney have been planning for the perfectly nifty prom since they were 6, and everything was going according to plan... until Delaney died. Will the day be saved by a well-manicured ancient burial ground?

  • About 13 minutes
  • 1 M + 2 W
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

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The Dread Pirate Sadie

by Steven Stack

Sadie wishes to leave her life on the high seas to pursue her true passion: theatre.

  • About 60 minutes
  • 1 M + 10 W + 1 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 61 pages

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The Girl on the Side of the Road

by Steven Stack

Cal and Jane end up stranded on a dark and lonely road. They make the unfortunate decision of helping a girl who only wants to get home to Mother.

  • About 15 minutes
  • 1 M + 3 W
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

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Heirlooms

by Steven Stack

Tara and Dane find themselves in possession of the legendary “hook hand” and learn that “finders keepers” is not always what it’s cracked up to be.

  • About 10 minutes
  • 1 M + 2 W
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

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Horror Movie 101: Failing Can Be Deadly

by Steven Stack

A collection of five hauntingly humorous tales.

  • About 55 minutes
  • 5 M + 16 W, double and triple casting possible
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 53 pages

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Horror Movie 102: Failing Just Got Deadlier

by Steven Stack

A follow-up to the very popular Horror Movie 101!

  • About 60 minutes
  • 7 M + 14 W + 1 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

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This collection contains: The Ascot Ribbon, The Cow's Head, The Date, Slash, Slash!!!, and Tofuman
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Isolation

by Steven Stack

Karen wants to have one more get together with her sister and some of their friends before she graduates. But an unexpected (and unseen) guest is waiting for all of them.

  • About 13 minutes
  • 5 W
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

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The One

by Steven Stack

A group of friends end up at a haunted house, in a room that may or may not actually exist, where they’re faced with a decision that could doom one of them... or all of them.

  • About 13 minutes
  • 2 M + 4 W
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

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She Wrote, Died, Then Wrote Some More

by Steven Stack

Tonight was going to be writer Alina Deveraux’s most important night, the unveiling of her memoirs. Until she ended up dead. Or not dead.

  • About 40 minutes
  • 1 M + 7 W + 2 Any Gender
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 43 pages

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Slash, Slash!!!

by Steven Stack

Pippa is destined to be a horror movie-style serial killer, but she could really use some help developing her skillset.

  • About 10 minutes
  • 2 M + 4 W
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for

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Tofuman

by Steven Stack

  • About 10 minutes
  • 2 M + 2 W
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

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