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Stephanie Barton-Farcas

Stephanie Barton-Farcas is the Artistic Director of Nicu’s Spoon Theater Company, the first company in NYYC history to be fully inclusive. She recently directed Red Noses and  The Cherry Orchard. Her company Nicu’s Spoon is the subject of the documentary Two and Twenty Troubles, which premiered in NYC  September 2014. She will be directing Richard III in NYC during fall 2015 , where the entire society of the play is disabled, except Richard. Other NYC directing credits include Bad Seed, Buried Child, The Little Prince, George Orwell’s 1984, and the OOBR award-winning SubUrbia. She is the creator of a new performance style called co-playing for both deaf and hearing audiences and will be guest director at The University of Hawaii in 2016. She actively assists with casting for plays, films, and some TV by encouraging the casting of the disabled, women, and actors of color.

As an actress, she's performed on Off-Broadway for Talk Show (Actors Playhouse), Nuclear Family (Abingdon Theatre) and Queen Elizabeth I in Elizabeth Rex. She won the 2008 NY Innovative Theatre Award for Best Actress, playing Queen Elizabeth I in both the off-off and off-Broadway premieres. She's also performed Off-Off Broadway as Vivian Bearing in Wit, and Miss Meacham in Separate Tables among many roles. Her recent film work includes Sheriff McNulty in Karkass Karts, and Judit in After Midnight, Before Dawn. She is also an active teacher of acting for film, stage, and TV. She can be booked at www.takelessons/profile/stephanie-b28 and is online with her many hats on at http://sbartonfarcas.weebly.com/

Against Sameness in Theatre
Essay

Against Sameness in Theatre

28 October 2015

Stephanie Barton-Fracas, artistic director of Nicu’s Spoon, New York’s first and oldest inclusive theatre, talks about inclusivity as a necessary reflection of our current society.