Stefani Kuo 郭佳怡

playwright | actor | poet

Yangtze Rep's JUNE IS THE FIRST FALL New York Premiere!

Come see June is The First Fall by Yilong Liu

March 31 - April 20th

The cast includes Alton Alburo, Chun Cho, Stefani Kuo, Fenton Li, and Karsten Otto.

In a New York premiere that marks a new chapter for the 27-year-old company rooted in the New York City's vibrant Asian-American community, Yangtze Repertory Theatre tackles JUNE IS THE FIRST FALL, an award-winning contemporary play by Yilong Liu exploring the themes of identity, sexuality, and immigration. Directed by the 2016 OBIE winner Michael Leibenluft, the play tells a story of a gay Chinese man who comes back home to Hawaii and begins a journey of reconciliation between his chosen identity and the heritage he left behind. The production will be playing at New Ohio Theatre (at 154 Christopher Street, NYC); performances run from March 31 thru April 20. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased through OvationTix (https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/1005801/1551416400000) or by calling 866-811-4111.

Teaching Playwriting at Shida University, Taipei

Today, I had the wonderful opportunity of teaching playwriting to a group of seniors in college graduating to become English teachers in the Taipei elementary school system. 

Thank you Shida for this opportunity, and to these wonderful students who are going to become amazing English teachers for Taipei's children to come!

Thank you Shida for this opportunity, and to these wonderful students who are going to become amazing English teachers for Taipei's children to come!

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Premiere of 'delicacy of a puffin heart' at Corkscrew Theatre Festival!

I am so excited to be announcing that tickets are finally live for my play, delicacy of a puffin heart, that will be going up as part of the 2018 Corkscrew Theatre Festival season!

delicacy of a puffin heart will be produced at Paradise Factory, downtown Manhattan, July 25th to August 5th. Come support this new play I am so excited to share with the world!

Link to tickets here!

by Stefani Kuo

Director Theo Maltz

Producer Catherine Woodard

Marketing/Development Meg McDermott

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Speaking As Then

Come see a world premiere of Speaking As Then, a new play by Columbia Playwriting MFA Candidate Ruoxin Xu and directed by Noam Shapiro.

Schapiro Theatre, 605-615 W. 115th STreet, NY

Friday March 16th 7 pm

Saturday March 17th 7 pm Sunday

March 18th 2 pm

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Checkmark Theatre Company DEVO Staged Reading

Stefani's play, Architecture of Rain, is being produced as a staged reading on Saturday March 10th at 7:30 PM with Checkmark Theatre Company.

Checkmark Theatre Company’s mission is to encourage the development of underrepresented artists and their stories. Their inaugural event is a reading series taking place at the Alchemical Theatre Lab (104 West 14th Street, NY, NY, 10011, 3rd floor) on March 9th and 10th.

Architecture of Rain is the finale of the series:


Saturday March 10th at 7:30pm:
ARCHITECTURE OF RAIN, by Stefani Kuo

Anyone who wants a seat can email checkmarktheatre@gmail.com, subject heading: DEVO RSVP

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Williamstown Theatre Festival 2017

Stefani Kuo was last seen in The Markers by Maryna Majok, directed by Cristina Angeles, here at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. She most recently worked on the crew for Model American by Jason Kim, and is currently working on a new work, to be produced as a staged reading.

 

Tongue Grafting – Yale Playwrights' Festival 2017

TONGUE GRAFTING
by Stefani Kuo

February 18th, 2017  @ 12:15 pm

staged reading directed by Alex Cadena
produced by Erin Krebs
performed by Francesca McKenzie, Sebastian Arboleda, Emily Locke, Jason Dukakis, Jake Lozano, Gilberto Saenz, Nientara Anderson, Skyler Chin

mentored by Edwin Sanchez & Margaret Spillane

(Originally titled THE SMALLEST BODY OF WATER), TONGUE GRAFTING is a work in progress about the transposing of roots, forgetting and acquisition of language, and the grafting of one body onto another.

[Tongue grafting is used to bring about self rooting of a difficult to root species. A several node scion piece of the shy rooting species is bench grafted using tongue grafting onto a stock, consisting of a piece of root. After callusing, in cool storage, the grafted plant is lined out in the field, where the rootstock serves as the temporary root system until the slow rooting scion has become self-rooted.]