Stephen has worked as a director or dramaturg on over 60 professional theatre productions and has taught and directed at Memorial University, Douglas College, Neptune Theatre School, and UBC. He holds a BFA from Memorial University of Newfoundland, an MFA in Directing from the University of British Columbia, and is currently pursuing an MA in Theatre Theory and Dramaturgy from the University of Ottawa. Stephen has been an Associate Director at Theatre Newfoundland Labrador, co-founder and Artistic Director for Pound of Flesh Theatre, Artistic
Director at Rumble Theatre, Project Coordinator for Electric Company Theatre, Artist-in-Residence at Neworld Theatre, and currently is in charge of New Works and Professional
Engagement at the Arts Club. Current dramaturgy projects include Redbone Coonhound and Blackfly (both by Amy Lee Lavoie and Omari Newton), Forgiveness by Hiro Kanagawa, Medea by Carmen Aguirre, Bella Luz by Alexandra Lainfiesta, and The Cull by Michele Riml & Michael St. John Smith.
“A play is a machine for generating meaning. Dramaturgy is the art and study of understanding how that meaning is created through dramatic composition. In this module, we will explore the fundamentals of dramaturgy including different dramaturgical models, the impact of various theoretical frameworks, and tools for script analysis.”