Stephen Anderson

Stephen James Anderson is a director, fight choreographer, actor, and education artist. His recent directing work includes The Three Musketeers, The Miser, Cyrano de Bergerac, Glengarry Glenn Ross, Blameless, W;T, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, Macbeth, Comedy of Errors, Richard II, Hamlet, Richard III, and A Midsummer Night's Dream which toured in South Korea. Stephen is currently an advanced actor combatant with The Society of American Fight Directors and is working toward becoming a Certified Teacher with the organization. He has choreographed fights for The Pillowman and The Overwhelming directed by Kimberly Senior, WELL and A Streetcar Named Desire directed by Damon Kiely, The Lion in Winter and A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Eleanor Holdridge, Hope VI Directed by Ilesa Duncan, Twelfth Night and Richard III directed by Catherine Weidner, Alice in Wonderland directed by Sean Graney, Iphigenia 2.0, Iil, Thirst, and The Importance of Being Earnest directed by Thomas Weitz, The Pillowman, Waiting for Lefty and Conduct of Life directed by Jennifer BeVard, House of Blue Leaves directed by Keira Fromm, as well as The Three Musketeers, Macbeth , Cyrano de Bergerac, and King John. As an actor his credits include Laertes in Shakespeare & Compnay’s Mainstage production of Hamlet directed by Eleanor Holdridge with Tina Packer, Dennis Krausnick, and Nigel Gore, Launce in The Two Gentlemen of Verona directed by Dave Demke, Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet and Cassius in Julius Caesar directed by Kevin Coleman, Lord Bigot in King John directed by Tina Packer, Shylock in The Merchant of Venice directed by David Richman, and Nick Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream. He has also appeared as Ben Harcourt in Mercy Seat with Catherine Weidner, Roma in Glen Gary Glenross, Natiwick in Private Wars, Randy in De Donde, Haemon in Antigone, Tom Stockman in An Enemy of the People, C.C. Showers in The Diviners, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged, and more. He has taught acting, directing and stage combat throughout the United States and around the world in such countries as England, South Korea, and China. Stephen received his Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Acting from the University of New Hampshire and his Master of Fine Arts in Directing from The Theatre School at DePaul University.


Skill Proficiency History

Date Weapon Location Grade

The Theatre School at DePaul University

Mar 11, 2010 Rapier and Dagger Chicago, Illinois Recommended Pass
Mar 11, 2010 Knife Chicago, Illinois Recommended Pass
Mar 11, 2010 Unarmed Chicago, Illinois Recommended Pass
May 28, 2009 Broadsword Chicago, Illinois Recommended Pass
May 28, 2009 Rapier and Dagger Chicago, Illinois Recommended Pass
May 28, 2009 Unarmed Chicago, Illinois Recommended Pass
May 28, 2009 Small Sword Chicago, Illinois Recommended Pass

The Theatre School at DePaul University

Mar 12, 2009 Quarterstaff Chicago, Illinois Basic Pass

Chicago, IL

Aug 2, 2008 Broadsword and Shield Chicago, Illinois Recommended Pass

Depaul University

May 29, 2008 Broadsword Chicago, Illinois Basic Pass
May 29, 2008 Quarterstaff Chicago, Illinois Basic Pass
Mar 11, 2008 Rapier and Dagger Chicago, Illinois Basic Pass
Mar 11, 2008 Knife Chicago, Illinois Basic Pass
Mar 11, 2008 Unarmed Chicago, Illinois Basic Pass

The Actors Gymnasium

Mar 9, 2008 Rapier and Dagger Evanston, Illinois Basic Pass
Mar 9, 2008 Knife Evanston, Illinois Basic Pass
Mar 9, 2008 Unarmed Evanston, Illinois Basic Pass
Mar 9, 2008 Small Sword Evanston, Illinois Basic Pass
Mar 9, 2008 Quarterstaff Evanston, Illinois Basic Pass