Through her works Minda Stephens seeks to put both historical and contemporary events into perspective.
Ms Stephens is a former Fellow with the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs for playwrighting, and has won scriptwriting competitions that include: Stageworks’ Brave New Voices, the McLean Comedy Competition (finalist), the Midwestern Radio Theatre Production (National Public Radio broadcast) and Theatre Americana (Los Angeles) production awards. Ms Stephens has been awarded grants for scriptwriting through the Archaeological Institute of America, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Humanities Council, United Arts of Central Florida, and in 2007 was the recipient of the first ever Friends of Annie Grant (through Rollins College), which presented her play, Matanzas: A Survivor’s Story at the Orlando International Fringe Festival in May of 2007. Matanzas has been produced for ten years, and is scheduled for history conferences for 2015. A member of the Minneapolis Playwrights' Center, Ms Stephens has staged reading of her play The Trial of Phryne in scheduled for July 22, 2015. Her play, Dottie's Last Hand, which had its premiere reading at the Playwrights' Center in 2014, has just been announced a finalist of the McLaren Comedy Writing Festival 2015/2016. SEE NEWS MENU FOR ANNOUNCEMENT
Ms Stephens' prose, journalism skills, and fiction writing have also received awards and publications.