Stephanie Díaz is a multidisciplinary artist based in Chicago. An award-winning puppeteer, she specializes in Bunraku-style tabletop and shadow puppetry. Her critically-acclaimed full-length piece, Mariposa Nocturna: A Puppet Triptych, opened the 2015 Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival to sold-out houses and enjoyed successful runs at the Chicago Physical Festival, 16th Street Theater and Free Street Theater. Her work has been seen at Remy Bumppo, Strawdog, Lookingglass, A Red Orchid, Cock and Bull, Links Hall, the Eugene O’Neill National Puppetry Conference, The National Museum of Mexican Art, Prop Thtr, The Paper Machete Show and most recently at Lifeline Theatre in Anna Karenina, for which she won an ALTA Award. She is the recipient of a major grant from the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures, and has been an artist-in-residence at Ragdale, DCASE and Hedgebrook. She is a founding member of The Chicago Inclusion Project, a member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors’ Equity Association, and a proud Guatemalan-American.
As Puppet Designer: The Worst Mother in the World