Saviana Stanescu

Saviana Stanescu is an award-winning Romanian playwright and ARTivist based in New York/Ithaca. Her U.S. plays include Aliens with Extraordinary Skills, Ants (both published by Samuel French), Lenin’s Shoe, Useless, Toys, Bechnya, Hurt, Hobo-Jungle, Waxing West (2007 NY Innovative Theatre Award), What Happens Next, developed/produced at Women’s Project, La MaMa, New York Theatre Workshop, Ensemble Studio Theatre, HERE, New Georges, The Lark, Cherry Lane, and Teatro La Capilla. Saviana holds an MA in Performance Studies and an MFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University. She teaches Playwriting and Contemporary Theatre/Performance at Ithaca College and is the founder of Immigrant Artists and Scholars in New York.