Testimonials

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Kelly MCcreary

actor & PRODUCEr (grey's anatomY, scandal,castle) 

"Across the many spaces where I have worked with Stephanie— whether we shared the stage, or she coached me for an audition, or I had the privilege of reading a role in one of her plays— the consistent characteristic of our time together is a joyful rigor. Stephanie mixes a reverence for the practical crafts of theater-making, with a spirit of fun, and an innate wisdom, which creates the kind of environment in which artists thrive."

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Sakina jaffrey

Actor (Timeless, house of cards, red sparrow, the mindy project)

"Stephanie is an exceptional acting teacher. Both passionate and compassionate, she has the unique ability to bring out the truth and strength of every actor she works with. Her deep sense of empathy, humor, insight, and the experience of years in theatre, film, and television have made her a gift to the art and craft of acting."


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harry ford

actor (code black, louder than bombs)

"Stephanie is my go to for creative collaborations- from coaching to producing to co-writing.  I can hardly imagine my creative life without her by my side.”


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michele pawk

Tony-award winning actress, educator & produceR

"As I get older, I only want to be in the room with artists who inspire, challenge, and simply make me better. Whether collaborating as a playwright, actor, or teacher, Stephanie is that artist. Her sense of joy, curiosity, and play remind me why I truly love the theatre.  Every actor is better after working with Stephanie.

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VICTOR WILLIAMS

Actor & Producer (King of Queens, The Affair, Homicide) 

“Stephanie DiMaggio was one of the first actors I worked with when I returned to the stage after a ten year absence. Her talent, commitment and work ethic quickly put me back in the proper mindset to take on my return roles as Flip in OUR LADY OF 121st Street and shortly thereafter, Othello. We’ve worked together many times since then. She has always been one of my favorite scene partners. What can I say? Stephanie knows her stuff!”

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Michaela McMannus

Actor (seal team, aquarius, one tree hill, & the village)

"I've know Stephanie for over fifteen years. Not only is she exuberantly talented and wickedly funny, she has a generous and kind heart, and has become a positive light and dear friend in this roller coaster of a career. She is a true force of nature and a real gem of a human."

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RICARDO CHAVIRA

Actor (Desperate Housewives, Scandal, Jane the Virgin, Santa Clarita Diet) 

“Had the pleasure of working with Stephanie at Signature Theatre on Jesus Hopped the A Train. Steph is a true talent. An actor’s actor, she brings it every day, every rehearsal. Knowledgeable, insightful, and committed, she’s one of the best actors I’ve had the opportunity to share the stage with.” 


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LAURA SAVIA

Associate Artistic Director of Williamstown Theatre Festival

“Stephanie DiMaggio is a force for creativity and joy in the world. As a writer, actor, producer, and teacher, she brings the very best out of the people around her. Her plays are imaginative and meaty; her performances are original and unforgettable. She is a woman on a mission to tell powerful stories, to build community, and to create opportunities for artists to soar.”

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BHAVESH PATEL

actor (the good wife, Gold, Broadway's "present laughter" & "the nap")

"Stephanie is the best kind of collaborator - she approaches everything she does with dynamic wit and the patience of a stone. I've worked with her as an actor, a writer, and as a producer and she is kind, generous and awesomely talented.  She is a joy to be around personally and professionally there is no opinion I'd trust more. "

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JENNIFER KAPLAN

2018 graduate of FCLC (Casting for cbs) 

"Stephanie leads with passion, encouraging her students to embrace the truth of each moment, while shaping her approach to benefit the individual artist. Her artistic coaching bleeds into life coaching, shaping the person as well as the artist. Stephanie's students leave with a greater desire to explore their unique artistic voice, a rolodex of tips and tricks of the trade and a devoted supporter."

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carolyn mccormick

actor & educator (law & order, the post, billons, Broadway: equus, the dinner party)

"Stephanie is the perfect combination of intelligence, humor, empathy and curiosity. She listens to everyone’s ideas and is an ideal collaborator. Clear. Concise. Compassionate. All tremendous qualities if you have the luxury of working with her or learning from her.”

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LEE AARON ROSEN

Actor (Broadway’s “Angels in America” and “The Normal Heart”) 

“Stephanie is always looking forward; she always does whatever it is she says she's going to do, and she does it beyond what she expects even of herself (which is a lot). What's more, she knows how to keep it positive—even her sharpest criticisms are constructive. "