About the 2024 Playwrights

Stefani Kuo 郭佳怡

Stefani Kuo 郭佳怡 (she/her), from Hong Kong and Taiwan, is a fourth-year M.F.A. candidate at David Geffen School of Drama, where she wrote Form One and Wake. Other writing and performance credits include more more more (Yale Cabaret), The Merry Wives of Windsor (Elm Shakespeare Company), Betrayal Project (Yale Summer Cabaret), Moonie (Yale Cabaret), Arlington (Yale Cabaret), delicacy of a puffin heart (Corkscrew Theater Festival), and Architecture of Rain (Yale Dramatic Association), in addition to serving as Co-Artistic Director of the Yale Summer Cabaret 2021.

Her play Final Boarding Call was the Winner of the 2021 Leah Ryan Fund for Emerging Women Writers Prize. She was a member of Interstate-73, Page 73’s Writers Group, in 2019. She has been commissioned by Roundhouse Theatre, Yangtze Repertory Theater, and the Rubin Museum.

B.A., Yale University, theater studies. (for more on Hong Kong

Doug Robinson

Doug Robinson (he/him), from Virginia, is a fourth-year M.F.A. candidate at David Geffen School of Drama, where he wrote The Tragedy of Esme and Story in Our Blood. Other writing credits include The Figs (American Stage Theatre Company), Pride of Doves (Yale Cabaret), Love Like Tuesday (Faction of Fools Theatre Company), Soft Apples (Yale Cabaret), Distance Frequencies (Rorschach Theatre Company), and Welcome to Sis’s (Ally Theatre Company). He served as Co-Artistic Director of Yale Summer Cabaret 2021.

His play Capture the Flag was a recipient of the 2021 inaugural ReImagine New Plays in Theatre for a Young Audiences award. He has been commissioned by The Kennedy Center, Faction of Fools, Imagination Stage, and Ally Theatre Company.

Danielle Stagger

Danielle Stagger is a fourth-year M.F.A. candidate at David Geffen School of Drama at Yale, where she wrote 27 Metaphors and rent free. Danielle’s work largely interrogates the performance of identity, morality, and self as it intersects with the norms and agreements of society.

Her play Content was a selection for the 2021 Judith Champion Butler Reading Series at Second Stage. She is an inaugural recipient of the Lilly’s Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Fellowship and is a current research fellow at The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Danielle has been a finalist for the O’Neill’s National Playwright Conference, the Ollie New Play Award, and The Lark’s Venturous Playwright Fellowship and has been commissioned by Second Stage Theater and Manhattan Theatre Club.

B.A., Stanford University, theater and performance studies.