Stephanie Roberts

Associate Professor of Physical Theatre

Grant Hall

Phone: 816-235-2268
robertssr@umkc.edu

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Biography:

Stephanie Roberts (Associate Professor of Physical Theatre) teaches Group Practice, Commedia dell’Arte, Clown, Mask, and Epic Storytelling for the M.F.A. 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 as Cornish College of the Arts. Ensemble-generated works include Slammed! Eat This! and The Epic Project (UMKC Theatre), The Best Story Never Told (Dell’Arte International and CalArts), Tallahassee (KC Fringe Festival) and Boom! An International Lost and Found Family Marching Band (national tour). Professor Roberts was the 2010 recipient of the Charlotte Street Foundation Generative Performing Artist Award as well as an Inspiration Award from ArtsKC with which she developed her one-woman play, The Mask of the Broken Heart. Her choreography appeared in the world-premiere of Dead on Her Feet at The North Wall in Oxford and The Arcola Theatre in London. Recent acting credits include Mrs. Cratchit in A Christmas Carol, and Mrs. Gibbs in David Cromer’s Our Town (Kansas City Repertory Theatre). She holds a B.F.A. in Acting from Cornish and an M.F.A. in Ensemble Based Physical Theatre from Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre.

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