Scott C. Sickles has received two Writers Guild of America Awards as part of the writing team of the daytime serial General Hospital, as well as multiple Emmy and WGA Award nominations for that series and One Life to Live. His plays have been performed in New York City, his native Pittsburgh, across the United States, as well as internationally in Canada, Australia, the UK, Singapore, and Lebanon.
His comedy Intellectuals can be found in Smith & Kraus’ New Playwrights: Best Plays of 2007. Published short works include murmurs (Samuel French Festival Plays #21), and Beautiful Noises (S&K's 2009: Best 10-Minute Plays...). He received the Beverly Hills Theater Guild/Julie Harris Playwriting Award for Lightning from Heaven, a biographical piece about Boris Pasternak, his muse Olga Ivinskaya, and the creation of Doctor Zhivago. Sickles was named Outstanding Playwright of the 1996 Pittsburgh New Works Festival for his one-act drama The Harmonic Convergence.
In 2013, Sickles’ controversial drama Moonlight & Love Songs opened GayFestNYC to critical acclaim. His new play Composure received a Roundtable reading at the Lark Play Development Center and a developmental (non-professional) production at WorkShop Theater Company. As part of their 2nd Annual New Works Festival, Gulfshore Playhouse presented a reading of his as-yet-unproduced drama Shepherd’s Bush, which chronicles the private life of E. M. Forster. In February 2015, Reno Little Theater produced Demon Bitch Goddess, an evening of his short plays Medusa, Cassiopeia, and Thalassa, in its Off-Off-Wells fringe series.
Other full-length plays include: From the Top (WorkShop Theater Company, NYC), Hairdresser on Fire (Compass Theatre, San Diego), Perfecting the Kiss (Mind the Gap Theatre, NYC) and The Philosopher’s Joke (based on the story by Jerome K. Jerome; WorkShop Theater Company).
Other one-acts include: The Antique Shoppe; Dangerous Angels; Erroneous Zones; The Following Morning; The Harmonic Convergence; I Knew It! (Nylon Fusion); The Man in 119; Manly Men Doing Manly Things; The Mother Lode; The Open Window (based on the short story by Saki); The Other Half; Sarcophagus; Sugarplum; Turtles & Bulldogs (Actors Theatre of Louisville’s 2012 Heideman Award finalist); We’ll Take a Cup of Kindness Yet; and Yea, Though I Walk.