- MFA, National Theatre Conservatory
- BA, Theatre, Indiana University
Steven Cole Hughes is a playwright, actor, director and educator. He teaches playwriting at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, and is a Resident Playwright at the Creede Repertory Theatre. Full-length plays include The Bad Man, Billy Hell (’08 Ovation Award for Best New Work), Slabtown, cowboyily, Arabia, Battleground State, Dogs by Seven, and Poor Devils.
His plays for young audiences are The Presidents!, The Wright Stuff, and The Geography of Adventure. Productions and commissions have come from Bloomington Playwrights Project, The Coterie Theatre, Creede Repertory Theatre, Curious Theatre Company, Denver Center Theatre Company, The Ethical Culture Fieldston School, the National Theatre Conservatory and the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival. He is the co-artistic director of Fight or Flight, a New York City-based theatre company for whom he has adapted and directed Shakespeare’s Richard II and Henry V, and Melville’s Moby Dick. He won the 2011 Denver Post Ovation Award for Special Achievement for his trilogy of plays The Billy Trilogy. Cole Hughes was recently interviewed by local publication 5280 Magazine.