Dante Fuoco is an artist & educator based in Brooklyn. His multidisciplinary work includes playwriting, acting, trauma-informed care, poetry, drag, comedy, film, & restorative justice. The queer son of journalists, he is a born-and-bred storyteller with an impulse to question the status quo. What stories are (not) told, who gets to tell them, & why?
He recently staged the off-off-Broadway debut of his newest solo show no! i be seal. His first solo show, Transplant, was performed to sold-out crowds in New Orleans. There, he applied his improv & acting training to found Amygdala, an ensemble that improvised one act plays. The Saints + Sinners Festival has anthologized his fiction, & his writing appears in KGB Bar Lit Review, The Philadelphia Inquirer, & the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, among others.
A nationally recognized special education teacher, he now works in NYC public schools with a grassroots non-profit, training young people in peer mediation & coaching adults in non-punitive approaches. A competitive swimmer for fifteen years, he also coaches an adult LGBTQIA+ swim team in the city.