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Do you ever feel like such a garbage human that you intentionally stop brushing your teeth for three days to punish yourself so that the pain you feel on the inside becomes a physical pain that you can smell... on the outside? Cool, cool. Me neither. Yikes. That’d be gross.

 

As my Medi-Cal dentist recently warned me, “That black spot on the x-ray might be mouth cancer or it might not. These machines are old. Just keep brushing your teeth to be safe.” Turns out, I don’t have cancer! But I do have a very underfunded doctor. 
 
Hi! My name's Stevie Wain, and I’m so jazzed to be gay! I can’t go to a Starbucks without the barista saying, “One vanilla chai for the ‘newly proclaimed lesbian?’” and there I am, rainbow flags waving. 
 
I grew up with Pennsylvania Jesus in a very small conservative town with one freshly out of the gay closet mom and one divorced bitter dad. Let’s just say… I can’t stop talking about it. I’m a filmmaker, comedian, screenwriter, and actress who recently won the Audience Award at Outfest, Austin Film Festival and DCIFF with my TV pilot, Day Jobs. I wrote, starred in and co-directed it and I'm so excited to pitch this show!

 

It's a half hour dark comedy about a newly out lesbian comedian (Hi!) trying to make it in LA who has a secret affair with the mom she babysits for as she struggles to pay rent to her ex-boyfriend turned best friend. Think Hacks meets Insecure. 

 

And I was just named top "25 Screenwriters to Watch" this year by moviemaker magazine after winning the Audience Award at Austin Film Festival. 
 
Highlights of my comedy career have been opening for Bob Saget, Alonzo Bodden, headlining at Penn State University, The Comedy Palace, San Francisco Pride, Punchline Philly, and featuring at The Comedy Store, The Improv, The Ice House, and Helium comedy club.
 
Lowlights include my father trying to convince me to be a teacher for the guaranteed health insurance. And to that, I say, “My dentist’s x-ray machines are broken, don’t worry!”

Recently I was accepted into the 2022 Outfest Screenwriting Lab  and last year I was a Finalist in the 2021 Screencraft Screenwriting Fellowship , a Semi-Finalist in the 2021 Walt Disney Television Writing Program with both of my original scripts landing top 77/2000 of applicants, and a Finalist in the 2022 Coverfly Pitch Week.

Another one of my scripts, New Hope, is about an Amish woman who ends up working at a gay bar in Pennsylvania and earned an "8" on The Blacklist.  Think Kimmy Schmidt meets The Birdcage! 
 
My current project, Outcasts, is about a Catholic middle schooler who is sent to conversion therapy where she secretly learns how to be a witch. Think Pen15 meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer. 

I generally write and talk about what it’s like to become your most authentic self because it’s a journey I’ve struggled with for most of my life. 
 
I’m just so excited to be able to go up to my middle school bullies who called me a faggot every day on the bus and finally say to them, “You were right!” 
 
Jokes aside, we all know that it takes a village, and I just want to apologize for trying to burn that village down. Hopefully, your homeowner's insurance is better than my healthcare plan. 
 
I hope to see you at a show! Until then, I’ll be in line at a clinic.

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