Utopia writer - Simon Stephens is one of the UK’s leading contemporary playwrights. His daring and provocative work has played at nearly every London arts theatre to critical acclaim and sell out runs, including the international collaboration on Three Kingdoms (2011, Theatre NO99, Estonia; Munich Kammerspiele; 2012, Lyric Hammersmith London) and On The Shore of the Wide World (2005, Royal Exchange/National Theatre) for which he received an Olivier Award for Best New Play in 2006.
My favorite cheerleader was Coach Duprene's daughter, Amanda. Honey-skinned. Her eyes closed when she smiled. The kind of cheerleader who paid attention, actually cared about the score. She'd follow the game while the rest of her squad twisted their hair or discussed what to wear to the after party."