HOME Stephen Reed, Director, Choreographer, Dance Teacher
DIRECTING
CHOREOGRAPHY

Kristin Chenowith & Patty Lupone - CANDIDE!Funny Thing Happened... at the 5th Ave.
"Of Thee I Sing" at Paper Mill Playhouse
"Kiss Me Kate"
A Funny Thing.... at the 5th Ave.

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  • Stephen is a full member of SSDC (Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers), an independent labor union representing it's members throughout the United States and abroad. Stephen is also a proud member of American AEA, AGVA, and AFTRA unions.


RECENT SSDC PRODUCTIONS:

Hello Dolly! - Associate Choreographer - David Armstrong Dir. - 5th Ave. Theatre - Seattle, WA

West Side Story - Choreographer / Neal Donohoe Dir. - Boston Conservatory of the Arts, Boston, MA.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Choreographer / Phillip George Dir. - 5th Ave. Theatre, Seattle, WA

Kiss Me Kate! - Director / Cheryl Swift Chor. Sharon Playhouse, Sharon, CN

N. Y. Philharmonic/PBS Presents: CANDIDE Assistant Choreographer / Lonny Price Dir. - Lincoln Center, NYC

Of Thee I Sing Assistant Choreographer / Tina Lanau Dir. Paper Mill Playhouse, NJ

DIRECTING CREDITS - A.E.A. Theatre:

Crazy For You Director Sharon Playhouse, Sharon, CN

Guys and Dolls   Director Sharon Playhouse, Sharon CN

Featured Barry Williams, better known as Greg of The Brady Bunch, while he was still a member of the Actor's Equity Association. Responsibilities included all casting, equity agent negotiations, and rehearsal scheduling to facilitate Mr. William's brief contractual rehearsal period. Produced to premiere the Tri-State Center for the Arts* new home in the Sharon Playhouse, Sharon CN, the show's success was crucial in terms of fiscal planning and new audience expansion. It was the first time Mr. Williams had attempted the role of Sky Masterson and it was a critical and financial success. Steve was able to use non-traditional casting of the gangster BIG JULE (pronounced Big Jewel) as a female without changing one word of the classic script and score, giving this production a surprising contemporary twist.

Fiddler On The Roof Director/Choreographer - Tri-Arts Theatre, Pine Plains, NY

The most financially successful production in Tri-Arts Theatre's history. It brought Tri-Arts back into the black and re-established Tri-Arts as the Tri-State* area's leading EQUITY L.O.A. theatre. Responsibilities included direction and musical staging for the entire company of 67 actors (an extremely large company),  auditioning/casting of Equity principals in New York City, local talent in upstate New York, and negotiation and supervision of NYC Costume Collection rentals

The Pajama Game Associate Director/Chor. - Tri-Arts Theatre, Pine Plains, NY

Responsibilities included all musical numbers, choreography, vocal duet staging, scenic shift staging, script structure changes and musical edits. Reinterpreted and expanded numbers such as Steam Heat to advance the plot and include the entire acting company.

CHOREOGRAPHIC CREDITS:

South Pacific Tri-Arts Theater - Nancy Robillard Dir. / Micheal Berkeley Music Dir.

Responsibilities included musical number staging and scenic shifts. Participated in all musical edits, script and scene structure changes. Casting responsibilities included handling all New York City Equity auditions, contacting Breakdown Services, and scheduling Agent appointments.

The Music Man Tri-Arts Theatre - Travis Stockley Dir. / Michael Berkeley Music Dir.

Like Fiddler, another mammoth cast, all ages and types. Handled all choreographic, musical staging, and scene change duties.

I LOVE NY 20th Anniversary Celebration David Armstrong Dir. / Bruce Coyle Musical Dir.

With Governor Pataki for the NY State Tourism Board featuring Carolee Carmello, Lawrence Clayton and 6 ensemble singer/dancers. Choreographed 8 musical numbers, staged dialogue segments and worked on the coordination of multiple projector units and an 18 piece Big Band.

"Holdin' On To You" / Peter Frampton Video Propaganda Films - L.A., CA

Staging, choreographic, and improvisation direction for 14 actors including jugglers, tumbler, fire-eaters and yes, kids and dogs.