Instructor Bios: Steven Drover

Stephen Drover
Stephen Drover

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR – POUND OF FLESH THEATRE COMPANY

Stephen Drover trained as an actor at Memorial University’s Sir Wilfred Grenfell College. For two years he was an Associate Director for Theatre Newfoundland Labrador (Romeo & Juliet, Of the Fields Lately, East O’ the Sun & West O’ the Moon) and later taught at the Neptune Theatre School in Halifax.

At UBC he received an MFA in Directing (The Creation – thesis production). Since then he regularly returns to Memorial as a visiting assistant professor/director (The Taming of the Shrew, Richard III, Hamlet) and has assistant directed at the Stratford Festival (King John). For Pound of Flesh Theatre he adapted and directed The Bond and Macbeth. He directed The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, a co-pro between PFT and Pacific Theatre and co-wrote and directed “A Parable” for Caravan Farm Theatre’s production of Everyone.

Other favourite directing credits include PolitiKo (Ghost River Theatre, Calgary); Orphans (Wink Theatre, Vancouver); Skydive (Realwheels) for which he won a Jessie Richardson Award, Laughter on the 23rd Floor (Guild Theatre, Whitehorse)and The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood (Carousel Theatre). He is the recipient of the 2007 Ray Michael Award for Outstanding Body of Work by an Emerging Director.