About

Stephen Metcalfe is an author, screenwriter, director and playwright. His young adult novel, The Tragic Age, was published by St. Martin’s Press in March of 2015 to wide critical acclaim, with Kirkus Reviews calling the book “Less Than Zero meets Catcher in the Rye” and Booklist noting that “Metcalfe’s taut prose and unique narrative mark him as a writer to watch.”    His adult fiction debut, THE PRACTICAL NAVIGATOR, about a struggling, single father, his estranged wife and their fierce, unwavering love for their autistic son, was released by St. Martin’s Press on August 9, 2016.  Both novels are available on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Stephen-Metcalfe/e/B00MJUBC38%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share

Stephen Metcalfe’s screen credits include Half a Lifetime, Cousins (with Isabella Rossellini and Ted Danson), Jacknife (with Robert de Niro and Ed Harris), Roommates and Beautiful Joe (with Billy Connelly and Sharon Stone)  He wrote the production drafts of the films Pretty Woman, Arachnophobia, It Could Happen to You, Dangerous Minds, The Marrying Man and Mr. Holland’s Opus.  Other screenplays include Time Flies, The Old Boy, Jonah, The Infield, The Harrower, Scylla, Passing Fancy, Rock, Paper, Bone and An Innocent Abroad.

Metcalfe’s stage plays include Loves & Hours, Vikings, Strange Snow, Sorrows and Sons, Pilgrims, Half A Lifetime, Emily, White Linen, The Incredibly Famous Willy Rivers, White Man Dancing, The Tragedy of the Commons A World Of Their Own and The Light Bulb.  His work has been produced in New York and at regional theaters throughout the United States, as well as in Europe and Japan.  He is an  Associate Artist at The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego and has been an adjunct professor in dramatic writing at University of California at San Diego, University of San Diego and San Diego State University.