Paul Stein is the Founder and Artistic Director of The Solo Collective. Mr. Stein has directed numerous one-person shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Aspen and Toronto including productions for soloNova at P.S. 122, Summer Works Theater Festival, Beverly Hills Playhouse, U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, UCB Theaters and Hollywood Fringe.
A few solo directing highlights: Leonard Nimoy’s one-person play Vincent starring Jean-Michel Richaud for Next Arena at VS. Theatre (and upcoming at Symphony Space in New York City); Antonio Sacre’s The Next Best Thing, winner of “Best Storyteller” at the 2011 United Solo and 2012 LA Weekly Award nomination for Best Solo Performance; and W. Kamau Bell’s The Bell Curve: Ending Racism in about an Hour at various theaters across the country.
Additionally, Paul is the Artistic Producer and Conceiver of The Car Plays, a site-specific event recently named by Broadway World.com in their “Best of Southern California Theater for 2012”. Presented by Moving Arts Theatre, past Car Play shows include: The Car Plays: L.A. Stories at RADAR L.A. Festival (REDCAT & Public Theater, Producers); for the Segerstrom Center’s Off Center Festivals in Costa Mesa; and The Car Plays: San Diego for the La Jolla Playhouse’s WoW Series which received the 2012 Craig Noel Award for “Outstanding Special Event” by the San Diego Theater Critics Circle.
Currently, Paul is the Executive Producer of the Comedy Central Stage, a development venue sponsored by the television network. As an instructor, he enjoys teaching his Solo Writing and Performance Workshops around town and on the road. He is a graduate of L.A.C.C. Theater Academy, holds a B.A. in Theatre from Cal State University, Los Angeles and is a proud member of the Dramatist Guild and SDC. He would like to thank his wife, Lynn and daughter, Kiera for all of their love and support.