Stephen O'Rourke. Stephen O'Rourke's collection of short comic plays, Peas and Carrots, was a critical success in the 2003 New York City Fringe Festival. He has taken part in several runs of theAtrainplays, writing a play for a random draw of actors in the time it takes to ride the subway from Inwood to Far Rockaway. His short plays have been performed at the Neighborhood Playhouse, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and the Westbeth Theatre. He wrote the book and lyrics to Love Sucks, a punk rock musical produced by New York Musical Festival (NYMF). Mr. O'Rourke's solo play, The Longest Running Joke of the Twentieth Century was performed as part of the New York International Fringe Festival. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild.