Dr. Stephen Gray

Certified Teacher Emeritus

Stephen Gray retired in 2014 after 15 years as head of theatre at Elgin Community College, moved across the country to Long Beach, CA where he joined his wife in their higher ed consulting firm, Susan Leigh Consulting LLC. He previously taught voice, movement, or acting at Temple, NYU/Circle in the Square, Webster, Lindenwood, Cal Arts, Ohio State, the Theatre School at DePaul, and the University of Illinois, Chicago. He was fight director or movement coach with Apple Tree, Bailiwick, Body Politic, Live Bait, Impulse, Chicago Theatre Company, and Drury Lane Oakbrook while in Chicago and American Conservatory Theatre, South Coast Repertory, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, as well as San Francisco, Virginia, and New York City Opera companies nationally. A Certified Teacher with the SAFD since 1983 as well as Shodan in aikido and Yang style tai chi instructor, Gray holds a Ph.D. in theatre history and literature from the Ohio State University. So far, he is keeping busy in "retirement" teaching workshops in service excellence at colleges and universities across the US and Canada.


Skill Proficiency History

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