Rick Stemm

Rick Stemm is a playwright, game designer, and Teaching Artist, specializing in interactive, multimedia, and transmedia shows.

Rick Stemm is a playwright, game designer, and Teaching Artist living in San Antonio, TX. He has written and produced shows for theaters and festivals around the country, specializing in highly interactive theatre. He is a teaching artist at the internationally renowned Creative Youth Development program SAY Sí and a working game designer and playwright. Rick has taken a show to the New York International Fringe Festival, been nominated for the Dramatists' Guild Lanford Wilson Prize, and received city grants for his work combining video games and theater. Most recently Rick was chosen as an official tricentennial artist to represent 300 years of San Antonio art history with his collaboration on the poetry-generating robot Word Salsa. His plays can be found on the New Play Exchange.

Video Games as an Art Form Part 3
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Video Games as an Art Form Part 3

Bringing Games to Life

27 January 2017

In this last installment, Rick Stemm shares the production process—from idea to execution—for Heroes Must Die.

Video Games as an Art Form Part 2
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Video Games as an Art Form Part 2

Game Design for Theatre Professionals

1 July 2016

In this second installment, Rick Stemm delves deeper into his creative process for Heroes Must Die.

Video Games as an Art Form
Essay

Video Games as an Art Form

Everything’s Interactive

20 April 2016

In this first installment, Playwright Rick Stemm discusses his process for creating Heroes Must Die, a video game and production influenced by audience interaction.

Video Games as an Art Form
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Video Games as an Art Form

Rick Stemm discusses his process for writing Heroes Must Die.