Ms. Swedeen is the recipient of the 2014 Fellowship in Playwriting from the Arts Council of Tennessee. She has also received the Arts and Letters Award in Drama, a commission from the Ensemble Studio Theatre and the Sloan Foundation, and a New York State Council for the Arts grant. Ms. Swedeen is a Core Lark Theatre Fellow and former Dramatist Guild Fellow.
"The Goldman Project" was presented Off Broadway at the Abingdon Theatre, nominated for an "Ab*ie" and is published by Samuel French. Her full length comedy "Three Forks" premiered at Florida Stage Theatre in West Palm Beach, Florida and was nominated for a Carbonell Award as Best New Work. "Three Forks" was also selected by The Charlotte Repertory Theatre to receive its “Best New Plays in America" award.
Her plays have been read or produced at numerous theaters and she has been awarded many artists residencies - including LaMama Umbria in Italy, the Fundacón Valparaiso in Spain, Djerassi in California and Millay Colony in New York. "The Sleep Seeker," a film she wrote and produced in Knoxville, won “Best Short Film” in the Westchester Film Festival and was the “Audience Choice Award” at the Valleyfest Film Festival.
As an actor, she performed her one woman show “Pardon Me For Living: A Biting Comedy” at Piccolo Spoleto 2013 and continues to be involved in readings of new work for numerous theatres. Ms. Swedeen, a native of Mount Vernon, Washington, relocated from Sleepy Hollow, New York to Knoxville Tennessee, where she was told the living was easy. www.staciswedeen.com