Meet Stacy Osei-Kuffuor; First Black Scribe For A Marvel Movie

Stacy Amma Osei-Kuffuor is a Ghanaian US-based playwright, actress, and writer for television shows like PEN15, The Morning Show, Watchmen, and Sherif Alabede.

The New York-based playwright following her impressive work in Perry Mason and award-winning HBO series, Watchmen is the first Black woman appointed to pen a script for Marvel’s American superhero horror film, ‘Blade’, the Vampire Slayer.

Breaking news of her new landed role, revealed that only Black writers were considered for the said project.

“Only Black writers were seriously considered, a reflection of Marvel’s focus on diversity and making representation a key factor, especially when tackling non-white characters,” the post read.

After graduating from the New York University with a first degree in Bachelor of Fine Arts (major: Drama) and a Master of Fine Arts degree graduate from Hunter College (major: Playwriting), the Chicago-born Ghanaian lady who recently moved to Los Angeles spent years writing plays and poetry.

Her journey from being a graduate with zero work-experience to writing a script for an episode in HBO’s Watchmen has been nothing beyond a breath-taking experience.

Prior to landing the role of a scribe in the multiple award-winning television series, HBO, Stacy had only one TV writing credit under her sleeve.

In 2020 Mrs Osei-Kuffour earned an Emmy-nomination for her outstanding writing in a American cringe comedy series Hulu’s Pen15.

Over the years, down the lane of an outstanding journey to greatness, some plays written by Stacy include The Painter, Breathless, Dirty Blood, and The Pearl and The Black Sea among other impressive plays.

Stacy’s goal as an artist is to bring untold stories to the stage and screen, stories that challenge our political, societal, and stereotypical views of the Black experience.

By Kwesi Appiah

Appiah Kwesi Anokye Dennis Jnr, professionally known as Kwesi Appiah is a Ghanaian celebrity blogger and writer.

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