Stephen Davis

Associate Professor of Theatre Arts
Phone: ext. 2422

Academic Accomplishments

  • B.F.A in Acting, The Theatre School, DePaul University
  • M.F.A. in Directing, University of South Carolina.


Stephen Davis is an Associate Professor of Theatre Arts at Centenary University, the Program Director for Shakesperience: NJ, and a proud member of the Actor’s Equity Association. Stephen has a B.F.A. in acting from The Theatre School at DePaul University, as well as an M.F.A. in directing from USC, where he received the Two Thumbs Up Teaching Award for making a difference in the lives of students with learning disabilities.  While at Centenary, Professor Davis was honored with both the 2014-2015 Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award and the 2010-2011 United Methodist Exemplary Teaching Award. He teaches classes to all ages in Shakespeare, stage combat, theatrical makeup, acting, directing, playwriting, video production and movement for the theatre.


Stephen Davis CV available here

Shakespeare in The Schools Programs

  • Folger Shakespeare Library / Folger Education / Shakesperience: NJ

WMBC-TV News Video – Centenary Shakespeare

(April 30, 2014 article)
High school students celebrate Shakespeare at Centenary University

April 14, 2014 article
Centenary Stage & Folger Shakespeare Library Partner for School Outreach Program

February 2, 2014 article
Centenary Stage Company in Hackettstown partners with Folger Shakespeare Library

Hope Township School (Hope, NJ)

June 2, 2014 article
Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts at Centenary University in Hackettstown gives back to the community

Blairstown Elementary (Blairstown, NJ)

January 2015 article
Centenary professor brings Shakespeare to sixth-graders

January 14, 2013 article
Centenary Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts gives back to the community


  • “All Are Punished”: Staging Romeo and Juliet in a post 9/11 World.   (The Edwin Mellen Press; editors: Matthew Biberman, Douglas A. Brooks, Matthew Biberman, Julia Reinhard Lupton, August 2011)  Shakespeare Yearbook, Volume 20: Shakespeare after 9/11: How  a Social Trauma Reshapes Interpretation
  • “Shake It UP Shakespeare: Magic, Mystery, and Mayhem” – Tour for Young Audiences – Shakespeare Education School Tour – Spring 2014
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