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.