Stephanie  Barton-Farcas Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Stephanie Barton-Farcas

Artistic Director
Nicu's Spoon Theater Company

Stephanie Barton-Farcas is the Artistic Director of Nicu's Spoon Theater Company, now based in Hawaii, which was the first fully inclusive theater company in NYC. Over their 17 seasons they worked with every color, age, gender, nationality and disability and created new performance styles, design aspects and policies. Lessons learned and best practices, as well as case studies, have been compiloed and shared in this new book.


Stephanie Barton-Farcas is the Artistic Director of Nicu’s Spoon theater company, the first company in NYYC history to be fully inclusive. She recently directed ‘Red Noses’ and  ‘The Cherry Orchard’ and her company Nicu’s Spoon is the subject of the documentary ‘Two and Twenty Troubles’ which premiered in NYC  September 2014. Other NYC directing includes ‘Bad Seed’, ‘Buried Child’, ‘The Little Prince’, ‘George Orwell’s 1984’, and the OOBR winning ‘SubUrbia’. She is the creator of a new performance style called co-playing for both deaf and hearing audiences. As an actress: Off-Broadway: ‘Talk Show’ (Actors Playhouse), ‘Nuclear Family’ (Abingdon Theatre) and Queen Elizabeth I in ‘Elizabeth Rex’ for which she won the 2008 NY Innovative Theatre Award for Best Actress, playing Queen Elizabeth I in both the off-off and off-Broadway premieres. Off-Off Broadway as Vivian Bearing in ‘Wit’, Miss Meacham in ‘Separate Tables’ among many roles. Recent film work was Sheriff McNulty in ‘Karkass Karts’ and Judit in ‘After Midnight, Before Dawn.’  She actively assists with casting for plays, films and TV on both coasts, and actively encourages disabled, women and actors of color to be cast. She can be booked at www.takelessons/profile/stephanie-b28 and can be contacted for consultancies or directing via the publisher.


    BFA, California Institute of the Arts.
    DBA, Somerset University.

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Theater, Acting, Auditioning for stage, film, tv, VO and commercial work. Theater directing, disability studies in theater, diversity in casting, working with artists with disabilities, disability and color, gender, age - aware casting.

Personal Interests

    Theater, swimming, baking, directing, writing, acting, voice work, auditioning, teaching, consulting on theater spaces, issues, new performance styles.



Featured Title
 Featured Title - Barton - Disability - 1st Edition book cover



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Published: Jun 03, 2016