KPage Stuart Valdes

KPage Stuart Valdes

KPage Stuart Valdes is a New York-based filmmaker, writer, educator, and musician. She has received fellowships and commissions from Yaddo, Jerome Foundation through Voice and Vision Theater, Atlantic Center for the Arts, HERE Arts Center, Blue Heron Arts Center, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, and Tisch School of the Arts. Her screenplay, Borderline ‘73, was a finalist for the Sundance Writer’s Lab, and an Academy Award Nicholls Screenwriting Fellowship Semi- Finalist. Her screenplay, Psychotropia, won Best Screenplay at the California Women’s Film Festival, second place at the LA Underground Film Festival screenplay competition, was a finalist for the Sundance Writer’s Lab, and a Semi-Finalist at the Rhode Island International Film Festival. Talking Piece, a short which she wrote, produced, and directed, premiered at Detroit's Charles H Wright Museum of African American History and screened at multiple festivals nationally and internationally winning the Complex Cultural Currents Award from Stories by the River Festival.  Her music-theater pieces have been presented by the Obie Award winning Ice Factory Festival, HERE Art Center where she was an artist in residence, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Princeton’s McCarter Theater, Dixon Place, PS 122, and featured in the openings section of the New Yorker magazine. Her music has been presented by Brooklyn Academy of Music, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and in countless smaller clubs. She has worked in progressive education as an arts educator, teacher coach, social and emotional learning specialist, and project manager. She holds a BFA in Acting from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and an MFA from their Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program where she wrote both words and music.