Stephanie Cotton/Snell

Executive Director/Founder

Stephanie Cotton-Snell has performed with numerous theaters around the country including Stage First Cincinnati, NKU Summer Theatre, the Bard Alley Theater, Cincinnati Public Theater, the Orlando Theatre Project, and Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York. She also misspent her youth performing in Orlando’s theme parks, including “the mouse”. She is a member of AFTRA and has appeared in numerous regional commercials, industrial videos and independent films.

While living in Cincinnati she co-founded the Performance Gallery, a theatre company designed to support and create alternative theatre. At the Performance Gallery she functioned as an actress, writer and Development Director. Stephanie also began working as an actress and workshop leader for Cincinnati based Friends of the Groom Theatre Company, and continues to tour around the U.S. with them since her move to Boston four years ago.

She has a BFA in Theatre Performance from Auburn University and an MFA in Theatre Performance from the Cincinnati Conservatory. She has also trained with Augosto Boal at TOPLAB in New York. Stephanie is proud to be this year’s recipient of the Kip Tiernan Fellowship for Education and Social Justice. Founding Girl Talk Theatre has been a dream of Stephanie’s for many years and she feels privileged to have this opportunity to work with the women of Girl Talk Theatre every day.

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