Stasi Schaeffer

Stasi Schaeffer














Stasi is a theatre and opera director. She did a theatre degree at Boston University and a post-grad degree in Classical and Contemporary Text directing from RSAMD.

She worked as an actor and director in the States – was a founding member of 303 Collective where her directing credits included Cabaret, The Rocky Horror Show and the operas Suor Angelica and The Medium.

Since moving to Glasgow in 2009 her credits have included God of Soho by Chris Hannan (Tron/Traverse/Hampstead), Dead Man's Cell Phone by Sarah Ruhl (UK Premiere-The Arches), The Fragmented Life of Dorothy Lawrence (RCS/Cockpit/Traverse), Serov's People by Peter Arnott (one of several productions Stasi has directed for Play, A Pie & A Pint at the Oran Mor. Her most recent was a Peter Arnott double bill Face: Morag and Face: Isabel , which also toured through Mull Theatre company and she has also directed several Dave Anderson plays there including the musical Day I Found the Blues and Butterfly Kiss. She has also directed 2 tours for Robert C. Kelly: Whingeing Women and 51 Shades of Maggie.

She was the Assistant Director on Tosca and Don Giovanni for Scottish Opera and Staff Director on tours of La Traviata and Dialogue of the Carmelites for the Royal Opera House. Her opera directing credits include Toi Toi Toi (Edinburgh Fringe Festival and London Tete a Tete Festival) One Day This Will be Long Ago (Arches Live) and Jan Tait and the Bear for Ensemble Thing at the CCA.

Most recently she has curated accompanying material for a Scottish Baroque Ensemble tour.