In the ruins of Ephesus, 2013

Stephen Morgan-MacKay

Stephen Morgan-MacKay is a Dramaturg, Screenwriter, and Creative Consultant currently based in Finland, just south of the Arctic Circle. Originally from Los Angeles, Stephen has spent his life performing, directing, writing and teaching multiple disciplines within the theatre, film, and television industries. 

After serving as a Military Policeman in the US Army, Stephen returned to school where he earned his MFA in Dramaturgy and Literary Management from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and his BA in Theatre from the University of South Florida. 

Shortly thereafter, he moved back to his native California to work as the Casting Director and Literary Manager for the San Diego Repertory Theatre. In addition to his duties at the Rep, Stephen worked as an adjunct Theatre Professor and even traveled the country as part of a two-man comedic sword-fighting show (yes, you read that right).

Currently, Stephen works with multiple international clients as a Screenwriting Consultant and Script Doctor. Himself a screenwriter, Stephen has written 9 feature-length scripts, 5 30-minute shorts, 4 Television Pilots, 2 web-series (and a partridge in a pear tree).

His latest project is ScriptHacking, a private online training and mentorship program designed for screenwriters and playwrights of all experience levels. ScriptHacking focuses on creating riveting, character-driven plotlines within the creative boundaries of a Hollywood-proven structure. Once a script is complete, time is then dedicated to creating customized Pitch Packages (complete with marketing solutions) designed to impress investors, producers, agents, and managers. Click here for more about ScriptHacking.

Stephen is an avid outdoorsman and carpenter who, in addition to building his own house, enjoys cooking and spending time with his wife and four children. He is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association (AEA), Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA), and the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD).