Teaching Artist/Director
Stephanie Ann Foster

I was blessed by talented teachers. They helped me stage my first Shakespeare scene (complete with scented candle and paper balcony), they made skillful contributions to local productions, and they taught me to connect my craft to my community.

That community was broadened by adventures overseas. For four years I led, directed, and acted with a small team of performers that toured the US, Canada, and Asia. I taught British Literature and started a school theatre arts department in Seoul. While in Korea I joined the boards of the Seoul Players and the Seoul Shakespeare Company, and I co-founded Cut Glass Theatre.

I continued to write for the stage and soon saw my adaptation of A Little Princess performed by six US children's community theatre groups.

In 2013 I relocated to the Bay area where I continued my work as a director, writer, performer, community theatre practitioner, and theatre arts educator. I am currently a company member with Custom Made Theatre, an adjudicator with Theatre Bay Area, the Summer Conservatory Coordinator for the California Shakespeare Theatre, and a teaching artist with StageWrite, the Berkeley Playhouse, (Marin Shakes), and Cal Shakes.

I am especially enchanted by theatre's ability to build community, and would be delighted to work with anyone who considers the arts their home.