Stefanie K. Plumley

Teacher, Fine Arts Department Chair
University of Southern California – B.A.
University of Edinburgh – M.A.

Professional focus: I am the chair of the Fine Arts Department and teach Theater Arts 1-2, Shakespeare and Performance Workshop. I also direct Webb’s student plays and musicals.  My areas of expertise include ancient Greek theater, Shakespeare, Chekhov, directing for theater, improv, devised theater and experiential learning.

Scholarly or professional activities: Weekly voice lessons – it’s all I have time for. I would love to carve out more time for more creative work and professional activity – a space to practice what I preach.

Years as an educator: 20-plus, including 15 at Webb

Grew up: La Crescenta, California

Live on campus: Yes

Favorite spot at Webb: The Liu/Cheung Theater, the long walk to Chapel

Favorite music or musician: Showtunes, Kate Bush, Tori Amos and classical

Favorite book or author: D.H. Lawrence, Charlotte Bronte, Madeline Miller, Natalie Haynes, John Irving

Favorite TV show or movie: So many! At the moment: Succession, The Great, Barry

Saturday routine: A long walk on the Thompson Creek Trail, voice lessons on Zoom, gardening, cooking something special, hanging out with friends and family