Biography of Stephen A. Schrum

Stephen A. Schrum, with a Ph.D. in Dramatic Art from the University of California, Berkeley, is, since Fall 2005, Associate Professor of Theatre Arts at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, teaching courses in Theatre, and directing campus theatre productions. With interests in virtual performance, digital filmmaking and playwrighting, he also advises Visual and Performing Arts Capstone projects.
Professionally, he has chaired panels and has presented at national and international conferences, including the Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE). He edited Theatre in Cyberspace: Issues of Teaching, Acting and Directing, and recently worked on a project in Second Life to model Antonin Artaud's Theatre of Cruelty with the technology of Virtual Reality. Read more here.

Steve is also a writer, and has written play scripts (one-acts and musical adaptations of Henrik Ibsen's Peer Gynt and Euripides' Iphigenia in Aulis/Tauris), the musical Dog Assassin (music by Jeremy dePrisco, world premiere in Spring 2012), and screenplays. He recently began publishing on; check out his poems, Dog Assassin scripts (both straight play and musical versions), and a book of short stories, entitled Buttcracks and Willful Ignorance: Monologues, Dialogues and Other Stories.

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