KS Stevens ’94 was recently named one of the “100 Women We Love” by GO Magazine. Stevens, a playwright and producer, is included among women such as Rachel Maddow, Jane Lynch and Ellen DeGeneris.
“My commitment to my communities and art shape every facet of my life and
I create community pieces to make people think, understand and make the world a better place,” she says.
Stevens graduated from William Smith with a B.A. in studio art; she was awarded the Arthur Dove Memorial Art Prize in 1994.
The GO Magazine entry on Stevens is below.
100 Women We Love Class of 2010
Cheryl Burke Editor • June 17, 2010
Playwright and producer KS Stevens recently took home the Miss LEZ 2009 title in the annual New York City queer pageant produced by nightlife impresario Murray Hill.
Stevens has enjoyed successful off-off Broadway productions of her plays “Yellow Lens” and “Butch Mamas,” the latter a well-crafted ensemble comedy that focused on the sticky business of lesbian reproduction and insemination, which ran for two weeks at the WOW Café Theater.
Stevens is generous with her talents. Her latest venture, the web series Queer Arts Now, which she co-produces, and co-hosts, focuses on other LGBT artists in NYC.
Stevens says, “It is my hope that my works inspire dialogue and motivate individuals to look at characters, situations and stereotypes with fresh eyes, so that we can empathize and have more respect for ourselves and each other.” -CB