Stacy Osei-Kuffour

Stacy Osei-Kuffour

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).

Previous plays include: The Painter, *Samuel French Festival finalist. Breathless, workshop productions at the Dream Up Festival & Downtown Urban Theater Festival (both at Theater for the New City). Dirty Blood, reading at...
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).

Previous plays include: The Painter, *Samuel French Festival finalist. Breathless, workshop productions at the Dream Up Festival & Downtown Urban Theater Festival (both at Theater for the New City). Dirty Blood, reading at Rattlestick Theater. Animals, *Irv Zarkower Award winner through Hunter College, readings: Lark Development Center, NYTW, Blank Theatre, and IAMA Theatre. The Pearl and The Black Sea, *Honorable Mention in The Kilroy’s 2015 The List. Hang Man, *World Premiere at The Gift Theatre in Chicago, Bay Area Playwrights Festival finalist, Boston Court New Play finalist, MultiStages New Works Contest finalist, and The Kilroy’s 2017 The List. This past year, Stacy was accepted into EST in LA, Youngblood, MacDowell Colony Fellowship, New Georges the Jam, Nashville Repertory Theatre’s Ingram Play Lab alongside Christopher Durang, Humantias PLAY LA Workshop, and MADLAB. In addition, Stacy became a two-time Van Lier finalist at the Lark Development Center. Stacy is also a TV writer. Just last year she wrote for the TV show Happy! which airs every Wednesday night on the SYFY network and was just renewed for a second season. Currently, Stacy is writing for the HBO TV show WATCHMEN based on the acclaimed comic book by Alan Moore, which will air in 2019. Stacy’s goal as an artist is to bring untold stories to the stage and screen, stories that challenge our political, societal, and stereotypical views of the Black experience.


EMAIL STACY.OKUFFOUR@GMAIL.COM

Plays

  • HANG MAN

    The community of a backwoods Southern town grapples with the murder of a Black man who is found hanging in a tree. As events unfold, the hanging mystifies the people of the community, forcing them to confront their complicity in this man’s horrific demise. Osei-Kuffour’s darkly comical, heartbreaking play, which recently made the prestigious 2017 Kilroy’s List, uses absurdity to explore racism,...

    The community of a backwoods Southern town grapples with the murder of a Black man who is found hanging in a tree. As events unfold, the hanging mystifies the people of the community, forcing them to confront their complicity in this man’s horrific demise. Osei-Kuffour’s darkly comical, heartbreaking play, which recently made the prestigious 2017 Kilroy’s List, uses absurdity to explore racism, sexuality, and the parts of American history we would all like to forget.
  • BIG NOSE
    Regina believes her father cursed her when she ran away from Ghana to move to the United States. She believes that her nose is growing larger because of it. Due to these fears, Regina has become a shut-in. Desperate to make money to “fix” her nose, Regina starts working for a bizarre phone sex line that awakenings her own complex issues with beauty, sex, and intimacy. When her beautiful, young sister arrives...
    Regina believes her father cursed her when she ran away from Ghana to move to the United States. She believes that her nose is growing larger because of it. Due to these fears, Regina has become a shut-in. Desperate to make money to “fix” her nose, Regina starts working for a bizarre phone sex line that awakenings her own complex issues with beauty, sex, and intimacy. When her beautiful, young sister arrives with news about their father’s state, Regina's small, delicate world starts to rapidly break open.