Being back to teach at SUNY Oswego, where Steve earned a BA in 2006 in both Theatre and English, remains a continued joy. His following academic journey includes a spell in Savannah, GA where in 2016 he received his MFA in Performing Arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). In addition to structured study, he's also trained directly with TONY award-winning theatre directors Sharon Ott and Daniel Sullivan, and the notable Anne Bogart and Moises Kaufman. He's worked alongside numerous Broadway actors including Elena Shaddow, Karen Ziemba, Alison Fraser, Tom Hewitt, Shannon Lewis, Kimberly Immanuel, and many more. Some of the places he's helped create work include the Signature Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, The Vineyard Theatre, Tectonic Theatre Project, Gingold Theatrical Group, 13th Street Theatre, American Theatre of Actors, The Secret Theatre, Urban Stages, The West End Theatre and Gallery Players. He's worked for national touring theaters (National Theatre for Arts and Education, American Family Theatre) and at regional theaters (Connecticut Free Shakespeare, Valley Shakespeare Festival, Savannah Shakes, Cohoes Musical Hall, La Comedia Dinner Theatre). In the midst of professional work, Steve taught Speech at Dutchess County Community College, and at various studios in NYC, he taught in disciplines such as Movement for the Actor, Acting, and Audition Coaching. He also taught theatre at Long Island University as an Artist in Residence, and at the West Side YMCA in New York City. In the Summer of 2023, he was brought on to the teaching faculty at the celebrated Powerhouse Theatre Festival for new work at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Steve has proudly worked as a Teaching Artist for Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY and the NYC West Side YMCA. Also, he has taught as an Adjunct Instructor at Dutchess County Community College in Poughkeepsie NY and at SUNY Oswego.
Member of AEA
Associate Member of SDC, the stage director's union.
Scholar Published MFA Thesis, Discovering a Play from an Actor and Director's Perspective, 2016.
He has written articles published on TheatreArtLife.com
Theatre as a Civic Duty - https://www.theatreartlife.com/staying-still/theatre-as-a-civic-duty/
Awards and honors
He is the recipient of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation's Observership for Spring 2018 at Manhattan Theatre Club under the mentorship of TONY Award winning Director Daniel Sullivan.
MFA, Performing Arts, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2016; BA, English, Theatre, State University of New York at Oswego, 2006