ACTOR, DIRECTOR, TEACHER
Stephanie Anderson a New York-based actor, director, and teacher with a deep love for improv, new work, and accessibility.
Stephanie was born in Venezuela, grew up in Spain, got her BA in Theatre Performance in Ohio, taught theatre in China, and then moved to New York to eat tacos and get her masters in Educational Theatre from NYU.
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Stephanie spent five years teaching theatre at a public high school in Beijing, China, where she built a theatre program from scratch, developing multi-level curricula, training student leaders, and producing, designing and directing over a dozen showcases and productions. An active member of Beijing Improv, she also performed regularly and led bilingual improv workshops.
Stephanie spent three years teaching middle school theatre at Dwight-Englewood School, directing musicals, building a robust backstage club...and gathering funny stories. Because middle school.
In New York, Stephanie has taught musical theatre, improv and devising through NYU Looking for Shakespeare, Opening Act, Ping Chong + Company, Story Pirates, TADA! Youth Theatre, and The Leadership Program. She can also be seen directing, directing, improvising, and acting around the city.
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DIRECTING: The Last 5 Years, Hello, Dolly!, You Can’t Take It With You, Fiddler on the Roof Jr., Beauty and the Beast Jr, Annie Jr., Willy Wonka Jr, Things I Had to Learn, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (cancelled due to COVID).
PERFORMING: Shelby (Steel Magnolias); Lady Bracknell (Importance of Being Earnest); Turn Back, O Man Soloist (Godspell); Hodel (Fiddler on the Roof); Genie (Aladdin); Sarah (Table Manners); Mrs. Webb (Our Town); Dr. Blasey Ford (The Kavanaugh Files)