KPage Stuart Valdes

KPage Stuart Valdes is a New York-based writer, director, and musician. Her screenplay, Borderline ‘73, was a Academy Award Nicholls Screenwriting Fellowship semi- finalist and a Sundance Writer’s Lab finalist and, under the name Midnight Oil, was a second rounder under at the Austin Film Festival. Her screenplay, Psychotropia, won Best Screenplay at the California Women’s Film Festival, second place at the LA Underground Film Festival screenplay competition, was also a finalist for the Sundance Writer’s Lab. Her short,Talking Piece, premiered at Detroit's Charles H Wright Museum of African American History, earned honorable mention at the San Francisco Black Film Festival, and screened at multiple festivals nationally and internationally winning the Complex Cultural Currents Award from Stories by the River Festival. Her short, Full Service, won the best short at the Katra Film Festival in NYC, screened in the African Diaspora Film Festival at Columbia University, and screened at numerous festivals nationally and internationally. Her music has been presented by Brooklyn Academy of Music, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Atlantic Center for the Arts, HERE Art Center and in countless smaller clubs in and around NYC. Her music-theater pieces were presented at the Obie award winning Ice factory Festival and the Obie winning HERE Arts Center and have been featured in the openings section of the New Yorker magazine. She has received fellowships and commissions from Yaddo and the Jerome Foundation. 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.