Stephen is an Associate Professor of Theatre and the Department Head of Art, Theatre and Dance at West Texas A&M University,
where he teaches acting, voice, and movement. He is also the 2016 recipient of the Royal R. Brantley Endowed Professorship of Theatre Studies.
Stephen has performed professionally in The Sound of Music (Herr Zeller) and 1776 (Thomson) with Sacramento Music Circus; The Glass Menagerie (Tom), Twelfth Night (Orsino), Private Lives (Victor), Inherit the Wind (Hornbeck), The Gamester (Valere), and A Man For All Seasons (Roper) with Nevada Conservatory Theatre; Mother Bear (Freely) at National Pastime Theatre in Chicago; and Romeo and Juliet (Romeo) with No Boundaries Theatre Co. He has also performed locally in The Mercy Seat (Ben) at ALT, Noises Off (Freddie) with Merely Players, and TEXAS (Calvin) in Palo Duro Canyon.
His directing credits include The Full Monty, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Big Love, Hamlet, The Importance of Being Earnest, 33 Variations, Into The Woods, Legally Blonde the Musical, Iphigenia 2.0 (KCACTF Region VI Invited Production 2013), A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Children's Hour, By the Bog of Cats, and Tartuffe at WTAMU; Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Glass Menagerie, and The Last Five Years at the Amarillo Little Theatre; and The Comedy of Errors, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, and The Tempest with Shakespeare in the Canyon.
Stephen received his MFA in acting from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and a BS in theatre performance from West Texas A&M University. He is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association (AEA), an associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), a certified combatant with Dueling Arts International (DAI), and an associate teacher for The Expressive Actor (www.expressiveactor.org).