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Steven Dennis

Associate Professor; Actor, Director, Writer

Steven Dennis (director) has 25 years of stage & screen experience, and has directed in New York, Los Angeles, and regionally. His performance as Charlie “the Duck” Clench in the TheatreSquared 2014 production of One Man, Two Guvnors marks a 75th professional credit. In recent years he wrote and directed Boxing With Gaia at River Union Stage, which the Philadelphia Examiner said “creates a vivid world with amazing, powerful, funny, clever stories”; staged and co-wrote the world premiere of Gilgamesh at Allentown Symphony Hall, hailed as “an ambitious and stunning achievement” by The Morning Call; and The Newark Star-Ledger named Mr. Dennis Best Director for his professional production of Sight Unseen at Centenary Stage Company.
DeSales audiences may remember productions helmed such as A Christmas Story, You Never Can Tell, Quilters, A Streetcar Named Desire, and The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge. As an actor, Steven has performed in New York, Los Angeles, and with numerous Tony Award-winning regional theatres, garnering enthusiastic notice from The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Village Voice. Credits include Hartford Stage Company, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Cincinnati Playhouse, Syracuse Stage, and The Philadelphia Theatre Company. He was named Best Dramatic Actor by The NJ Daily Record for his one-man performance of Underneath The Lintel, and performed with PSF in The Tempest, Cyrano de Bergerac, and As You Like It.
Television and film work includes guest-star roles on Star Trek Enterprise, NBC’s Profiler, ABC’s Miracles, The Young & the Restless, and a recurring role on Star Trek: Voyager. Winner of the LA Weekly Award, Mr. Dennis has taught in prestigious programs such as University of Connecticut, Rutgers University, Kent State, and as co-director of LA’s longest-running acting school. He currently serves as associate professor at DeSales University and artistic associate with The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival.


  • Screen Actors Guild

  • Actors' Equity Association

  • Association for Theatre in Higher Learning