Keith Stevenson hails from Keyser, West Virginia, and has been a member of Pacific Resident Theatre since 1998. He was nominated for the 2012 Ovation Award for ‘Best Playwriting for an Original Play’ for Out There on Fried Meat Ridge Rd., which ran for over six months at PRT. Its sequel, A Fried Meat Christmas, opened that December and returned the following year, quickly to become a holiday favorite. He and Neil McGowan co-founded Wee Small Films [weesmallfilms.com] and have created several festival shorts including In the A.M. of Dec. 26th at the Corner of Kogosak and Cunningham in Barrow and All That Glitters, as well as Like Old Times and Trip and Sloan, both of which were nominated for Best Short Film at the Austin Film Festival. Stevenson has also written the screenplays Lonaconing and The Magic Palace presents the Amazing Joshua ‘Presto’ Shapiro. Stevenson’s recent directorial projects include Blunt Force at PRT and McGowan’s Lone-Anon, which played both at PRT and Rogue Machine Theatre and was named one of LA Weekly’s Top 10 Plays of 2013. In addition to his Fried Meat series, Stevenson’s performance credits include Lions, The Hasty Heart and Orpheus Descending at Pacific Resident Theatre, The Steward of Christendom at the Pittsburgh Public Theater and Julia, which transferred to 59e59 Theaters in NYC after it’s five-month run at PRT.