Stephanie Diaz is an actor and puppetry artist. Her acting credits include work in Chicago at Goodman Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre, The Gift Theatre, and Victory Gardens Theater, and regionally at Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Seattle Rep, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Mixed Blood Theatre (Minneapolis), First Stage (Milwaukee), and Creed Repertory Theatre in Colorado. Her voiceover work in Spanish and English spans radio, television, audiobooks, and video games.
An award-winning puppeteer, Stephanie specializes in Bunraku-style tabletop and shadow puppetry and has designed for numerous Chicago theaters, most recently Wolf Play at The Gift Theatre, for which she was recognized with a Joseph Jefferson Award nomination. Her critically acclaimed original piece, Mariposa Nocturna: A Puppet Triptych, was featured in the 2017 Physical Theater Festival Chicago and the 2015 Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival and had successful runs at 16th Street Theater and Free Street Theater. Stephanie has been profiled for her work in various Chicago publications, including Chicago Reader’s annual "People Issue" (2015). She is a founding member of The Chicago Inclusion Project and a proud Guatemalan American.