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Steven McElroy
Born (1966-12-30) December 30, 1966 (age 50)
Providence, Rhode Island

Steven E. McElroy (born December 30, 1966) is an American director, actor, teacher and writer.

Education and career highlights[edit]

McElroy, a Providence, Rhode Island native, graduated with a B.A. in Theatre Arts and English Literature from Brown University[1] in 1988 and received his M.F.A. from the Alabama Shakespeare Festival[2]

In the late 1990s, McElroy was artistic director of Sensurround, Inc., where he directed Lynn Siefert's Coyote Ugly and Little Egypt as well as his own adaptation of Jean-Paul Sartre's The Flies. From 1998 to 2002, he was artistic director of The New Ensemble Theatre Co., Inc.[3] (TNE) in New York City. He has been a member of Emerging Artists Theatre Co. (EAT) since 2001,[1] and is also a member of LITE (Laboratory for International Theatre Exchange).[4]

McElroy also writes for the daily Culture[5] pages and weekly Arts and Leisure[6] sections of The New York Times, and The New York Times on the Web.[7]

Directing credits[edit]

Emerging Artists Theatre Co. (EAT)[8][edit]

  • Woman With Coffee[9]
  • The Child[9]
  • Vanda, Screaming in the Wilderness (The Mint Theatre)
  • Michael Murphy, The Uninvited Guest (The Mint Theatre)
  • Bash Halow, SPREAD 'EM (INTAR)
  • Bash Halow, Roller Coasting With Fabio
  • Peter Macklin, Someplace Warm (winner, 2001 Samuel French New Play Competition)
  • Bash Halow, Forward Motion Matters

Laboratory for International Theatre Exchange (LITE)/Chekov Now![edit]

2004

The New Ensemble Theatre Co., Inc. (TNE)[edit]

  • 1998
  • 1999
  • Mike Nuckols, And The Skies Were Opened
  • 2000
  • Ron Owens, Pig
  • Paul Angelo Viggiano, Hostage
  • 2001
  • (adapted by Steven McElroy) V: The Life of Henry Plantagenet
  • 2002
  • Tom Noonan, What Happened Was…
  • Bash Halow, Inertia (includes Forward Motion Matters and Roller Coasting With Fabio)

The Producers' Club[edit]

Sensurround, Inc.[edit]

  • Lynn Siefert, Coyote Ugly (Alice's Fourth Floor)
  • Lynn Siefert, Little Egypt (Irish Arts Center)

1999

  • Jean-Paul Sartre (adapted by Steven McElroy), The Flies

size ate productions and Emerging Artists Theatre Co.[edit]

2005

Spotlight ON Productions[edit]

2002

  • Kevin Brofsky, Awaken the Wolves (winner, SpotlightON best production, 2002)[1][9]

Wings Theatre Company[edit]

  • Mark Finley, Better Now (part of Beyond Christopher Street: A Night of Gay Shorts)[9]

Others[edit]

1995

  • Ron Owens, Todd of the Apes[14]

more TK

Acting credits[edit]

Stage[edit]

1980's

  • Hector - John Byrne, The Slab Boys (Brown University)[15]
  • Hotbed (Miranda Theatre)[2]

1998

  • The King Stag (Access Theatre)[2][16]

1999

  • Michael John Garcez, suits (Theatre Three)[2][11]
  • Hamlet - William Shakespeare, Hamlet (TNE)[2]

2000

  • Camp Holocaust (La Tea Theatre)[2][16]

Film[edit]

More TK

Writing credits[edit]

Journalism[edit]

Selected

  • "Now Arguing Near You: The Evolution Drama." The New York Times, 12 October 2005.
  • "A Domestic Play Takes a Stormy Path." The New York Times, 4 December 2005.
  • "Now, for the Accounting Of the Opera." The New York Times, 8 January 2006.
  • "Nine to Watch, Onstage and Off." The New York Times, 26 February 2006.
  • "The Comedy Is Restoration, but the Sex Is Timeless." The New York Times, 7 March 2006.
  • "Da Vinci Code Banned in Iran." The New York Times on the Web, 26 July 2006.
  • "Night at the Opera For the Price Of a Drink." The New York Times, 6 August 2006.
  • "Red-Nosed Life Lessons: Clowns With a Fear Factor." The New York Times, 3 September 2006.
  • "Off Off Broadway When It Was Just Downtown." The New York Times, 22 September 2006.
  • "Giving MaMa What She Wants: Vintage Sam Shepard." The New York Times, 4 October 2006.
  • "An Actor Uses His Second Language: Speech." The New York Times, 15 October 2006.
  • "Adapting a Book (and Himself) for the Stage." The New York Times, 3 December 2006.
  • "Efforts to Save a London Museum." The New York Times on the Web, 2 January 2007.
  • "How a Cast Got Its Kicks. And Throws. And Punches." The New York Times, 24 February 2007.
  • "MyTheater, Seeking Friends." The New York Times, 4 March 2007.
  • "Having Words About That Word." The New York Times, 18 March 2007.
  • "Illusory Characters With Startling Stage Presence." The New York Times, 2 April 2007.
  • "Clowns, Remember Your Balloon Deduction." The New York Times, 15 April 2007.
  • "Three Writers Of Nonfiction Are Honored." The New York Times, 10 May 2007.
  • "Faster Than a Flying Pumpkin." The New York Times, 13 May 2007.
  • "The Geisha-and-Houseboy-Liberation Theater." The New York Times, 20 May 2007.
  • "Where Off Off Took Off." The New York Times, 8 June 2007.

Plays[edit]

Adaptations

  • Jean-Paul Sartre, The Flies (1999)
  • William Shakespeare, V: The Life of Henry Plantagenet (2001)[17]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Steven McElroy - EAT profile page
  2. ^ a b c d e f TNE program for Hamlet, 1999
  3. ^ The New Ensemble Theatre Co., Inc. (TNE) website Accessed 17 March 2007.
  4. ^ The LITE Company website
  5. ^ McElroy, Steven. "The Comedy Is Restoration, but the Sex Is Timeless." The New York Times, 7 March 2006.
  6. ^ McElroy, Steven. "MyTheater, Seeking Friends." The New York Times, 4 March 2007.
  7. ^ McElroy, Steven. "Da Vinci Code Banned in Iran." The New York Times on the Web, 26 July 2006.
  8. ^ EAT - Emerging Artists Theatre website
  9. ^ a b c d Wings Theatre Company presents Beyond Christopher Street website
  10. ^ LITE/Chekhov Now! webpage
  11. ^ a b TNE program for Romeo and Juliet, 1998
  12. ^ Margaux Laskey - Size.Ate website
  13. ^ Krivohlavek, Amy. "Swiping Sizes." Off-Off Online, 5 November 2005. Accessed 17 March 2007.
  14. ^ a b TNE program for Pig, 2000
  15. ^ Brown University Theatre, Speech and Dance Department - Playbills
  16. ^ a b LITE: Archives
  17. ^ Halpern, Julie. “Shakespeare at 78 rpm.” Off-Off Broadway Reviews 7:30, 2001. Accessed 17 March 2007.