Originally from Newfoundland, Stephen is a Vancouver-based director and teacher. As Artistic Director of Pound of Flesh Theatre he has directed or co-created The Bond (an original adaptation of The Merchant of Venice), Macbeth, the multi-company outdoor morality play Everyone, an extended staged reading of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (co-produced with Pacific Theatre) and is developing a new adaptation of Hamlet called DenmarK. He holds a BA and BFA (Memorial University) and an MFA (UBC). He regularly teaches and directs at Douglas College & Memorial University and works as a freelance director. Favorite directing credits include PolitiKo (Ghost River Theatre, Calgary); Orphans (Wink Theatre, Vancouver); Skydive (Realwheels) for which he won a Jessie Richardson Award, The Patron Saint of Stanley Park (Arts Club Theatre), Laughter on the 23rd Floor (Guild Theatre, Whitehorse), The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood (Carousel Theatre), The Pillowman (Wild Geese). He is the recipient of the 2007 Ray Michal Award for Outstanding Body of Work by an Emerging Director.
Todd has worked at nearly every major theatre across British Columbia (Belfry Theatre, Arts Club Theatre, Bard on the Beach, Vancouver Playhouse, Pacific Theatre, Western Canada Theatre, Chemainus Theatre, Gateway Theatre and Touchstone Theatre) and many throughout Canada (Theatre Passe Murielle, Tarragon Theatre, Manitoba Theatre Centre, Prairie Theatre Exchange, Canadian Stage and Citadel Theatre) in his fifteen year acting career. Favorite roles include: the title role in Macbeth (Pound of Flesh Theatre), Charles Surface in The School for Scandal (Arts Club Theatre), Amante in the seven-time Jessie nominated production of Espresso (Pacific Theatre) and Mac/Tom in Kilt (Belfry Theatre). Todd has received four Jessie Richardson nominations for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role, winning in 2005 for his portrayal of Shylock in Pound of Flesh’s The Bond (adapted from The Merchant of Venice). Upcoming, Todd will be playing Orlando in the Bard on the Beach production of As You Like It.
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Allan Lysell, Chair
Donna Lysell, Co-chair
Andrew Templeton, Treasurer
Alan Jeans, Director
Martin Kinch, Director