Stephanie Roberts (Assistant Professor of Physical Theatre)
campus phone: (816) 235-2268
Stephanie Roberts teaches Morning Practice, Commedia dell’Arte, Clown, Mask, and Epic Storytelling for the MFA Professional Actor Training Program. She has toured nationally and abroad with companies such as Annex, Tears of Joy, Living Voices and Seattle Mime Theatre. She has also taught and directed devised work for the Seattle Repertory Theatre as well Cornish College of the Arts. Ensemble-generated works include Meanwhile (UMKC’s Undergraduate Theatre Department), The Best Story Never Told (Dell'Arte International and CalArts), Tallahassee, (KC Fringe Festival) and Boom! An International Lost and Found Marching Band (KC Fringe Festival, and The St. Mane in Lanesboro, MN). Professor Roberts was recently awarded the Charlotte Street Foundation Generative Performing Artist Fellowship and will be showcasing her original work at a presentation this fall. Last year’s Inspiration Award from ArtsKC, resulted in the development of The Mask of the Broken Heart, a one-woman mask play which premiered at the Fishtank Performance Studio this summer. She holds a BFA in Acting from Cornish, and an MFA in Ensemble Based Physical Theatre from Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre.