Stephanie Leigh Rose is an award winning actor and playwright who splits her time between projects in Europe, Japan, and the USA. She won the Best Actress Award at the Crimson Film Festival 2014 for her role in the indie thriller Don’t Go to the Reunion (2013), and was the recipient of a URECA genius grant for her original play The Glass Wall.

Stephanie received her MFA from the Chicago Conservatory of Performing Arts where she created numerous original works, and performed the title role of Shui Ta in The Good Woman of Setzuan, while simultaneously playing the show’s music on Koto. Prior to her training in Chicago, Stephanie received her BA with Honors in Performance, with a focus on Asian theatre and a minor in Japanese studies.

Stephanie performed at many prominent Chicago theatres following her training, including Steppenwolf (the world premiere of Tracy Lettes’ Man From Nebraska) Chicago Shakespeare, Victory Gardens, Chicago Children’s Theatre, and The Court Theatre. She has appeared in numerous commercials, developed two web series, and is in post production for Ghost Story – a short film shot in Paris, told by alternating points of view.

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