Stacy Osei-Kuffour, born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, is a BFA graduate from NYU (major: Drama) and an MFA graduate from Hunter College (major: Playwriting). Her play, The Painter, was a finalist at the Off-Off Broadway Samuel French Festival. Her next piece Breathless was chosen for the Dream Up Festival and the Downtown Urban Theater Festival (both showcased at Theater for the New City). Her southern crime play, Dirty Blood, received a reading at the Rattlestick Theater in 2015. Her playAnimals won the Irv Zarkower Award at Hunter College in 2015 and received developmental readings at the Lark Development Center, New York Theatre Workshop, Blank Theatre, and IAMA Theatre. Her next play, The Pearl and the Black Sea, received an Honorable Mention in The Kilroy’s The List of Best New Plays By Women. In 2016, Stacy was accepted into Nashville Repertory Theatre’s Ingram Play Lab alongside Christopher Durang, Ensemble Studio Theatre’s prestigious group Youngblood located in New York, Ensemble Studio Theatre’s playwriting program New West Playwrights located in Los Angeles, New Georges The Jam, and Chicks with Scripts. In addition, Stacy became a Van Lier finalist at the Lark. In the fall of this year, Stacy will have a reading of her newest play Hang Man at EST’s Launchpad Series in Los Angeles. Stacy’s goal as a playwright is to bring untold stories to the stage, stories that challenge our political, societal, and stereotypical views of the Black experience.