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Stefani Kuo

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Stefani Kuo is a native of Hong Kong and recently received her B.A. in Theater Studies from Yale University. She is a playwright, poet, and performer. Her play, Architecture of Rain, premiered at the Iseman Theatre with the Yale Dramatic Association. She is the 2017 recipient of the Marina Keegan Award for Excellence in Playwriting and is a member of the spoken word group Oye! at Yale, and has trained with poets such as Emi Mahmoud and under Alysia Harris. She is particularly interested in representation of women and artists of color in the theatre, and recently worked with the National Asian American Theatre Company in New York at The Public Theatre, and Artists Striving to End Poverty at the Juilliard School. As a performer, she was most recently seen on the Yale Repertory stage in the premiere of Strange Flesh and in her solo poetry show, other people & other things but really ourselves. Fluent in English, French, Mandarin, and Cantonese, she was a selected playwright for Tongue Grafting, a play in three languages, in the 2017 Yale Playwrights' Festival. This summer she worked at the Williamstown Theater Festival in Massachusetts as an acting apprentice. During her time there, she worked on the production of Model American by Jason Kim, and performed in a staged reading of her play delicacy of a puffin heart. She is currently an artist-in-residence at the Centre of Substructured Loss in Berlin. She has studied under writers such as Marsha Norman, Sarah Ruhl, Elizabeth Alexander, Claudia Rankine, Deborah Margolin, among others.