Stephanie Roberts is a professor, actor and creator based out of Kansas City, Missouri. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she received her BFA from Cornish College of the Arts and lived and worked in Seattle for many years. During this time she was a company member of Annex Theatre, Seattle Mime Theatre, and Living Voices, which brought her across the nation performing and teaching history through theatre. While at Cornish, she was exposed to the work of Jacques Lecoq, which was a key influence in her path as an actor/creator. After attending a life-changing performance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Stephanie began to pursue physical and ensemble theatre and went on to create, teach and direct at Seattle Repertory Theatre, Annex, Cornish and in Seattle's thriving Fringe and cabaret scene. After discovering her love of teaching, she attended Dell'Arte International, where she was part of the first MFA class in Ensemble Generated Physical Theatre. Stephanie now teaches Mask, Clown,
Commedia dell'Arte, Epic Storytelling, and creates and directs devised work at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She has acted locally at The Kansas City Repertory Theatre, and Kansas City Fringe Festival, and is the 2010 recipient of the Charlotte St. Foundation Generative Performing Artist Award. She received an Arts KC Inspiration Award with which she developed her one-woman film-noir play, The Mask of the Broken Heart. Stephanie is also the proud founder of, Boom! An International Lost and Found Family Marching Band.
"She kept the room spellbound. Anyone who missed her should feel a little heartbroken"
- Grace Suh, The Pitch
- Robert Trussell, Kansas City Star