Artistic Director Theatre
Instructor - Acting
Clet Hall, Second Floor, Room 2217
Steve serves as Artistic Director for Niagara University Theatre, the producing arm of the Department of Theatre and Fine Arts. In addition to directing two productions per year, his responsibilities include season selection, identifying and hiring guest directors and designers, and maintenance of the theatre’s budget. Additionally, Steve teaches first-year Acting Foundations classes which provide the backbone of the eight-semester acting sequence for Performance majors.
For Niagara University Theatre, Steve has directed over 20 productions, including Cabaret, Jane Austen’s Emma, Little Shop of Horrors, Chicago, Julius Caesar, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Lady Windermere’s Fan, Guys & Dolls, Sweeney Todd, The Philadelphia Story and Urinetown.
Examples of Steve’s directing work include Mother Hicks, New Kid, Miss Nelson is Missing, 13 and Fever 1793, which he adapted from Laurie Halse Anderson’s novel, for the Gifford Family Theatre where he served as Artistic Director. Other representative credits include An Ideal Husband, As You Like It, Emma’s Child and Stupid Kids (Le Moyne College), The Baltimore Waltz, The Merry Wives of Windsor and A Doll’s House (New England Theatre Co.) and Guys and Dolls (Worcester Forum Theatre).
Steve has taught acting at Le Moyne College, Syracuse University, Anna Maria College and Worcester State College. He has served in the Education Departments at Syracuse Stage and at the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston, MA.
A member of AEA, Steve has performed on stage throughout the northeast. His more recent acting credits include: The Winter’s Tale and The Comedy of Errors with Shakespeare in Delaware Park. He has also appeared in numerous commercials as well as voiced characters in multiple audiobooks.
This year, Steve will be directing Peter and the Starcatcher and Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure for NU Theatre.
During the past 2 years Steve has been training with Theatrical Intimacy Education.
- Actors’ Equity Association
- American Association for Theatre & Education
- Theatre for Young Audiences- U.S.A.
- Theatre Communications Group
- M.F.A. – Acting, University of Southern California
- B.A. – Fine Arts with Drama Concentration, Colorado College