January 30, 2018 - February 4, 2018
Western Connecticut State University
Danbury, CT 
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Stefanie Sertich

CUNY LaGuardia Community College
Queens, New York
Co-Chair of Kennedy Center’s American Collegiate Theatre Festival, Region 1. Associate Professor and Program Director of Theatre at LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York, in Queens, NY. Mellon Foundation, CUNY Graduate Center and LaGuardia Humanities Alliance Scholar’s Coordinator. Stefanie directs new works, musicals and creates devised theatre pieces for social change. Her devised series, “Unpacking American Identity” has centered around issues of homelessness, Muslim identity, police brutality and incarceration. At LaGuardia, she has directed “Passing Strange” (KCACTF Invited Production, Region 1), “In The Heights”, “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo” (KCACTF Invited Production, Region 1) and “The Shape of Things”. OFF Broadway directing credits include the world premiere of Eduardo Machado’s Havana Journal, 2004(INTAR Theatre), Heathens by Heather Hill (Theatre for the New City), Daughters of the Sexual Revolution by Dana Leslie Goldstein (Workshop Theatre) Off the Kings Road by Neil Koenigsberg (Theatre for the New City) Museum Pieces by Laura Marks (Prospect Theatre) and Like you Like It by Sammy Buck (Broadway Workshop) along with several readings. BA Acting (Western Michigan University) MFA Directing (University of Portland). Stefanie is a PSC CUNY Research Foundation Grant winner for her documentary, “Immigrant Artists”, a two time, Salute to Scholars Nominee, CUNY and she won the Innovative Teaching Award from KCACTF and ATHE.