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Steven Dennis

Associate Professor; Actor, Director, Writer

Steven Dennis has directed productions in New York, Los Angeles, and regionally. He co-wrote and staged Gilgamesh at Miller Symphony Hall, hailed as "an ambitious and stunning achievement" by The Morning Call; wrote and directed Boxing with Gaia at River Union Stage, which The Philadelphia Examiner says "creates a vivid world with amazing, powerful, funny, clever stories;" and was named Best Director by The Newark Star-Ledger for his work on Sight Unseen with Centenary Stage Company.

DeSales University audiences may recall Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play, The Crucible (2017), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Picnic, and fourteen additional Act 1 Company productions. 

As an actor, he has performed in LA, New York, and numerous Tony Award-winning regional theaters, garnering enthusiastic notice from The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Village Voice. Credits include Soho Rep, Hartford Stage, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Cincinnati Playhouse, Syracuse Stage, and the Philadelphia Theatre Company. The N.J. Daily Record named him Best Dramatic Actor for the one-man Underneath the Lintel, and Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival appearances include All's Well That Ends Well (2018), Julius Caesar, and The Tempest.

Film & television work includes: Split (2017 Blu-ray edition), Star Trek: Enterprise, Profiler (NBC), Miracles (ABC), and a recurring role on Star Trek: Voyager. Winner of The LA Weekly Award, Mr. Dennis currently serves as associate professor at DSU and artistic associate with the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival.


  • Actors' Equity Association
  • Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE)
  • Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (formerly SSDC)