Who We Are

Steve Rathje, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief

Steve Rathje is a Doctoral Student in Psychology at Cambridge University in England. His play “Signs” was the winner of the Oregon New Play Prize and was a finalist in the 2016 Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference. His other plays have been published by Samuel French Inc., Dramatics Magazine, Reflections Magazine, and the Leland Quarterly Literary Journal and have been produced at Portland’s Fertile Ground Festival of New Works, Stanford University, the International Thespian Conference. He was the first place winner of Stanford University’s Bocock/Guerard Fiction prize, winner of the International Thespian Playworks Competition, the 2014 National YoungArts Competition (Dramatic Writing Category), a four-time winner of the Oregon State Thespian Playwriting Competition, and received a Chappell Lougee grant to write a full-length play based on original research. He received a 2017 Ozy Genius Award, a 2016 Strauss Scholarship and a 2015 Haas Summer Project Grant from Stanford’s Haas Center for Public Service to produce Proscenium Live.

William Rathje, Co-Founder and Editor 

William Rathje works for a major computer company in the Pacific Northwest. He holds two Masters Degrees in Computer Science and Sociology from Oxford University in England. He is a Rhodes Scholar and a Goldwater Scholar. His interests include theatre, poetry, musical performance and composition, the sciences and applied science. He has conducted research in proteomics, biochemistry, and computer science, developed iPhone apps, composed a full-length musical that was performed Portland’s Fertile Ground Festival, and composed three ten-minute musicals.

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