Dante Fuoco is an artist & educator based in Brooklyn. The queer child of Pittsburgh journalists, he works to interrogate traditional storytelling. What stories are (not) told, who gets to tell them, & why?
His poetry appears in Ovenbird (forthcoming), KGB Bar Lit, mutiny!, and Indolent Books, among others. His fiction is anthologized by Bold Stroke Books and was a fiction contest finalist at the Saints + Sinners Festival. He is the writer, performer, and producer of two solo shows, Transplant and no! i be seal, the latter of which was recently staged off-off-Broadway. He studied devised & physical theater at Stella Adler School of Acting, as well as improv comedy in New Orleans, La.
A nationally recognized special education teacher with extensive training and experience in trauma, he now works as a program manager for DREAM!, an arts and restorative justice non-profit in The Bronx. A competitive swimmer all his life, he also coaches an adult LGBTQIA+ swim team. Dante holds a BA from Swarthmore College.