Steph Deferie grew up on Cape Cod and lives there still. The many, many terrific hours she spent performing in, studying and attending shows at the Harwich Junior Theatre comprise the majority of her theatrical training. Although she also writes for adults, for the last eight years she has worked with the Chatham Middle School Drama Club because she loves introducing kids to the fun of performing. Her favorite part of writing for young audiences is incorporating audience participation into her work. She has published 13 scripts which have received countless productions in this country and abroad and won several awards.