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Stephen Crandall Bio
Stephen Crandall

Stephen Crandall, M.F.A.

Department Head of Art, Theatre and Dance
Associate Professor of Theatre - Acting, Voice and Movement
Royal R. Brantley Endowed Professor of Theatre Studies

Office: Sybil B. Harrington Fine Arts Complex, Room 103A
Email: scrandall@wtamu.edu
Phone: 806-651-2811
Website: www.stephencrandall.net

Professional Profile

Stephen joined the Department of Art, Theatre, and Dance in 2010 as an Assistant Professor of Theatre. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Theatre Performance from WTAMU, and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, where he also taught Acting, Voice & Movement, and Introduction to Acting.

A member of Actors' Equity Association, Stephen has performed internationally at the Adelaide Fringe Festival in South Australia; professionally with the Nevada Conservatory Theatre, Nevada Theatre Company, and Sacramento Music Circus; and locally with Amarillo Little Theatre, Merely Players, and TEXAS Musical Drama. He has worked with such notable actors as Sandy Duncan, Sally Struthers, GW Bailey, Steve Vinovich, James Barbour, Mark Zimmerman, Michael Tylo, and John Schuck. Stephen has directed professionally for Project Shakespeare in Las Vegas, and Shakespeare in the Canyon for the Texas Panhandle Heritage Foundation. He also serves as a critic/clinician for UIL One-Act Play, and a respondent for the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival.

Teaching and Related Service

Stephen specializes in acting, voice, and movement technique. He teaches Acting, Voice & Movement, Script Analysis, Stage Combat, and Introduction to Theatre at WT. In addition, Stephen serves as the 4-year university representative for the Higher Education section of the Texas Educational Theatre Association.

Research and Creative Activity

Stephen is an associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, as well as an associate teacher for The Expressive Actor (www.expressiveactor.org), an organization created by Michael Lugering which combines acting, voice, and movement training into a cohesive exploration of human expression. He is also a certified combatant with Dueling Arts International in the unarmed, single rapier, rapier & dagger, and broadsword disciplines.