Stephen DiMenna, Artistic Director
Off-Broadway and regional theatre director and educator. He was the artistic director of the MCC Theater Youth Company for 11 years where he directed Delirious, Beneath My Feet, Ten Days, The Stand and Uncensored 2000-2010. Recently he directed Morris Panych’s play Vigil with Malcolm Gets and Helen Stenborg at the DR2 Theatre and previously with Timothy Busfield and Helen Stenborg at The Westport Playhouse. Other New York productions: The Messenger, Rattlestick Playwright’s Theatre; Gone Missing, HB Playwrights Foundation; Prometheus Bound by Steven Sater at Ensemble Studio Theatre; The Grabelski Concertos, The Mint Theatre; When We Were Singing, CanPlay Productions at The Clurman; Incidents in the Life of a Slave, NYU; The Saintly Sinner, Young Playwright's Festival. Regionally in Minneapolis he directed Blackbird and Tiny Island atThe Guthrie Theater and Jesus Hopped The 'A' Train, Bug, Blackbird, Bel Canto and Vigil at The Pillsbury House Theatre where he is a company member; The Shape of Things, Eye of the Storm Theatre; Jersey City, Creeps, InitialStage Theatre; The Kentucky Cycle, Hauptmann, The Great Gatsby, Scott and Zelda, Through The Wheat, Small Town Triumphs and Cowboy Colors, The History Theatre; Ten November, Gemini, Woman in Mind and A Perfect Ganesh, Theatre in the Round; An Empty Plate in the Cafe Du Grand Bouef, The Cricket Theatre.
He is on the faculty of the Educational Theatre Program at NYU. He is a senior teaching artist for Theatre Development Fund and City Center. He is a consultant for The New York City Department of Education for whom he co-authored the NYC K-12 Theatre Blueprint. He directs workshops for The Stratford Festival in Canada and throughout the world. He is the Co-Founder of The International Theatre and Literacy Project which brings theatre artists and educators to developing countries (Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, South Africa and India) to conduct theatre workshops as a means of social uplift for children living in poverty. He appeared as Glen in the movie CAMP directed by Todd Graff. He is an alumnus of The Drama League Director’s Project and a member of The American Alliance for Theatre and Education. He is a member of The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.