Stephanie Ann Foster
Performer/Teaching Artist
Representative Roles: (Full list available upon request)
Slaughterhouse Five Ensemble Custom Made Theatre
Miss Julie Miss Julie Marin Onstage
Tartuffe Elmire Shady Shakespeare
A Doll's House Nora Marin Onstage
Medea Medea Probationary Theatre Company
A Day in the Death of Joe Egg Sheila Seoul Players
Hamlet Guildenstern/Grave Digger Seoul Shakespeare Company
The Merchant of Venice Portia (staged reading) Seoul Shakespeare Company
The Lion, the Witch, and the... Lucy/White Witch Cut Glass Theatre (two-hander tour)
Venus in Fur Vanda Crushed Goblet Theatre
A Doll's House Mrs. Linde Probationary Theatre
Educating Rita Rita Cut Glass Theatre
The Importance of Being Earnest Cecily Cut Glass Theatre
Shakespeare: Gore and Madness Ophelia Seoul Shakespeare Company
Macbeth Lady Macduff/Messenger Seoul Shakespeare Company
Measure for Measure Lucio LASC, Tamarind Theatre, Los Angeles
Twelfth Night Viola* San Jacinto Valley Shakespeare Festival (Ramona Bowl Amphitheater)
Romeo and Juliet Juliet San Jacinto Valley Shakespeare Festival (Ramona Bowl Amphitheater)
Much Ado About Nothing Verges* Temecula Valley Playhouse
Taming of the Shrew Bianca Redlands Footlighters

* indicates an Inland Theatre League award
** Currently in rehearsals
Companies:

The American Shakespeare Center: As guest director for ASCTC I directed a traveling troupe style group of teens in an original-practice extreme doubling production of Pericles (2013).

Cut Glass Theatre: Founding member, principal performer, producer, and director. This company exists to bring period and modern classics to the people of Seoul, Korea. (2011-2013)

Seoul Shakespeare Company: Performer, board member, and Education and Outreach Coordinator; Dramaturge. Acted as dramaturge for two productions. Planned and led workshops with adults, and led after-school discussions with visiting school groups (2010-2013).

Yongsan International School of Seoul: Taught Drama/British Literature, and directed 12 children's theatre productions, including original works and adaptations of classics. Oversaw production aspects (props, set, lighting, costumes). Most recent: The Importance of Being Earnest and A Midsummer Night's Dream—as informed by the Vietnam War (2009-2013).

Covenant Players Drama Company: Toured for four years full-time. Performed, directed, led workshops, completed weekly reports, and ran vehicle maintenance in 14 West Coast states, New York, Canada, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, Mainland China, and South Korea. Over 100 short plays ranging from 30 seconds to an hour. Total appearances: 3,426 (2004-2009).

Marlowe's Shadow Renaissance Comedy Troupe: Renaissance Faire performances included Palm Springs, Big Bear, Corona, San Diego, and various other Southern California locations. Adapted Repertoire: Hamlet, Midsummer Night's Dream, and The Old Testament (2002-2003).

San Jacinto Valley Shakespeare Festival: Founding member. Lead performer for two seasons (Juliet, Viola). Attended summer company training in voice, text, and combat (2001-2002).

Education:

MA Shakespeare Education
University of Birmingham, UK
Hollins University, VA

California Secondary Teaching Credential (2009)
English and Drama, K-12
California State University, Northridge

MFA Children's Literature, Hollins University
BA Art History, Mansfield University (2009)
California State University, Northridge

Also an additional 77 undergraduate Theatre Arts units, including: Classical Theatre, Script Analysis, Applied Voice, Chekhov Workshop, Stagecraft, Lighting, History of Drama, Acting, Actor's Workshop, Movement for Actors (Laban), Shakespeare, Children's Theatre, and Directing. Disce aut Discede!

Workshops/Training:

Shakespeare and Company Intensive: Led by Steven Klein, Ryan Jeffries, and Kyle Johnson. Stage Combat: Brandon Dobbins SAFD (Rapier/Hand to Hand for 2 semesters).

Shakespeare Production: Linda Bisesti of Los Angeles Women's Shakespeare and the Southern California Shakespeare Festival (course taught through CSULB).

Theatre for Educators: Drama and Subject Matter Integration workshop led by Megan Campisi of Yale University. Movement and Devising workshop led by Mark Hill.

Improvisation Training: Seoul City Improv (weekly sessions for one year). Cirque du Soleil Improvisation: Physical Theatre workshop led by Karl Baumann.

Choral Music: Camarata Music Company (classics such as Handel's Messiah). Fifteen years community choir experience—soprano.

Image and Mask: Neutral Mask and Objectives work led by Jessica Adel.

Shakespeare Pedagogy: Week-long intensive with the RSC in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Special Skills:

Dialect work, theatre administration (scheduling bookings, PR, managing receipts), Shakespeare pedagogy, directing, children's theatre, dramaturgy, touring, workshop planning and teaching, voice, Shakespeare (knowledge of, passion for), and MacGyvering costume and prop items with a glue gun and florist's wire.