Meet the team

Stephanie Clayman*

Stephanie Clayman* (Dr. Irene M. Pepperberg) has been acting professionally for over 25 years. She has worked Off-Broadway with the Women’s Project and the Vineyard Theatre, and regionally at many theatres, including The Kennedy Center and Trinity
Rep. In the Boston area she has worked with The Huntington Theatre, The Nora, Gloucester Stage, Merrimack Rep, Lyric Stage, and The New Rep.

Previously at Central Square Theater: Clive/Betty (Cloud Nine), Eppie Lederer (The Lady With All the Answers). Other favorite roles: Flora (Humble Boy), Lady Macbeth (Macbeth), Gertrude (The Underpants), Marlene (Top Girls), Lusia (A Shayna Maidel), and Kate (The Taming of the Shrew). She is featured in the films The Women, Orphan, and A Simple Question and can be seen putting her Deaf Studies degree to good use in What’s the Worst That Could
Happen? as her character gleefully interprets a string of invective into American Sign Language.

As a teacher, Ms. Clayman has worked in venues ranging from inner city housing projects and public schools to Universities, teaching acting, improvisation, performance art, Shakespeare, playwriting, and directing student-created plays. She is an accomplished voice over artist, and can pronounce terrifying medical terms with ease (although with scant knowledge of their meaning).