Directing credits include: Wired (Army @ the Fringe), Jan Tait and the Bear (Ensemble Thing-CCA and Edinburgh Fringe Festival), The Power Of Five (Scottish Ensemble), Lifelines, A Brief Archaeology of Love (Luminate Festival), Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland/University of Delaware) Face-Isobel and Face-Morag (Mull Theatre and Oran Mor), Lesbos (Tramway), 51 Shades of Maggie (Revival Director-Scottish Number 1 Theatre Tour), Whingeing Women (King's Theatre), The Friends of Miss Dorian Gray (The Lemon Tree/Oran Mor), One Day This Will Be Long Ago, Toi Toi Toi (Opera Breve), Butterfly Blues Kiss, I Love You in Danish, The Day I Found the Blues, Butterfly, It’s Only Words, Butterfly Kiss, Loyalty/Operation Phantom Fury, Serov’s People (Oran Mor), The Fragmented Life of Dorothy Lawrence (co-director-RCS, Cockpit Theatre, Traverse), Lessons with Chopin (Edinburgh Fringe), Dead Man’s Cell Phone (UK Premiere, The Arches), God of Soho (Tron, Hampstead, Traverse), A Midsummer’s Night Dream (Sensory Theatre-Arches, Glasgow), Marriage a la Mode (Arches, Glasgow), Odysseus Swims for It (NY premiere), Topdog/Underdog, Rocky Horror Show (MI). She has Assistant Directed on Dialogues des Carmelites (Robert Carsen-Royal Opera House) and Don Giovanni (Sir Thomas Allan), La traviata (Annilese Miskimmon), Tosca (Jonathan Cocker) and Opera Highlights Tour (Pia Furtado)-all for Scottish Opera, Edwin Morgan Dreams and Other Nightmares (Tron-Andy Arnold-Director), Baltimire (Oran Mor-Julie Ellen-Director) and Richard III (Glasgow, Essen Germany-Mark Saunders-Director). She was awarded a FST Assistant Director bursary for work with Scottish Opera. Stasi was a nominee for the All Area Arts Award and her production of Operation Phantom Fury was named by The Scotsman as one of the top 7 theatre events in Scotland for 2012. Stasi is the co-author of the Theatre for Young Audiences piece What’s the Difference? She has worked for Warner Bros. Television. Stasi holds a MA in Classical and Contemporary Text-Directing from Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, a BFA from Boston University and was a participant in Lincoln Center’s Directors Lab West.
"Director Stasi Schaeffer has managed to create an engaging production that is mostly good fun. Schaeffer draws some engaging performances from an ensemble that are more than game for the shenanigans."- acrossthearts.co.uk (Dead Man’s Cell Phone)
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Stasi works mainly on new works, musicals and opera. She is very interested in working with playwrights and developing projects at early stages. Her goal is to facilitate intelligent, relevant and exciting storytelling that illuminates our world and our place in it.
Stasi came to Scotland over 9 years ago to study at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RSAMD). She was amazed at the abundance and accessibility of theatre in the UK and wanted to stay on to contribute to the community. Since then she has expanded her work into opera and created new pieces in that genre. She looks forward to new projects and expanding her theatre connections internationally.
"The unfolding conversational narratives, at times philosophical, at times comic, come together seamlessly to make this a gem of a piece. One for art and theatre lovers alike." – Glasgow Herald (Serov’s People)