A life-long New Yorker, Stephen moved to Connecticut soon after 911. The move from New York, necessitated by uncontrollable events including September 11, 2001, started a decade-long journey, the ending of which has yet to be written.
As for work, most recently, Stephen served as Artistic Director of The Palace Theatre in Danbury, Connecticut, Prior to The Palace, Stephen co-founded the Center for New Media and the Arts in Bethel, CT. As the driving force and visionary behind the Center, Stephen served as its creative and managing director, as well as producer and sometimes curator.
Stephen earned his Bachelor of Arts with honors from Columbia University. As a graduate of the Writing Program, he was fortunate to have studied with Terry Southern, legendary co-writer of the Oscar Nominated film Easy Rider.
Stephen's short film, FALL TO THE SON, was a top-ten finalist in the online Tribeca Short Film Competition, and was an official selection at the Connecticut Film Festival and Kent Film Festival.
Stephen has worked on independent feature films, documentaries and short films. He has over ten years experience directing and producing, and is a Final Cut Studio editor.
Whether on stage or on set, Stephen's is passionate about his work, and about empowering other artists, and working with them to see artistic works to their full realization and potential. Stephen is currently writing a feature screenplay and producing and directing The Bandshell, a documentary about growing up in New York City in the 1970's at the Central Park bandshell.
Philosophy . . . Respect the work, leave ego at home.