Stephanie Chavara has worked as an actor-educator for Montana Shakespeare in the School’s Merchant of Venice, and Hamlet, and the Shakes! tour of A Midsummer Night’s Dream; she has designed curriculum and created learning materials for Julius Caesar, Goodnight Sweet Prince Great King!, The Tempest, and As You Like It: Books in Brooks. In Montana, she has worked as an actor in residence at Lame Deer Schools, taught with the Tate School and the Children’s Shakespeare Society. Elsewhere, she has performed in New York, Connecticut, and in Chicago. In Chicago she was nominated for a Best Actress Award for her work as a basketball player in Charles Ives Take Me Home. She has worked as a theater educator and director at Writers Theatre (Chicago), Adventure Stage Chicago, 2nd Story Chicago, North Carolina Theatre, PBS Kids, Students Motivated by the Arts (Ohio), Pittsburgh Public Theatre, and DePaul University. She holds a BFA from NYU, and and MFA from DePaul University. She also writes and performs stories from her life.