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Steven Lewis Warner

Assistant Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Drama
Office location and address
115A Drama Bldg.
109 Culbreth Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Biography

Steven came to the U. Va. Drama Department after 6 years in Las Vegas. There he worked for the internationally-renowned entertainment company Cirque du Soleil as assistant technical director for “O” at The Bellagio Hotel and Casino, Project Supervisor for Cirque du Soleil’s Resident Shows Division, and Assistant Head of Props for KA at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino. Additional duties included media interviews on behalf of Cirque du Soleil and appearances on television programs such as “Engineering Marvels of Las Vegas” on the Travel Channel. Steven was also a lead technician for Cirque du Soleil’s performance at the 2002 Academy Awards. Past circus and theatre credits include several years with Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey as the Blue Unit operations manager; assistant technical director, Utah Shakespeare Festival; technical director, Texas Shakespeare Festival; and carpenter, Alley Theater and Pacific Coast Conservatory for the Performing Arts (PCPA). Steven graduated from the Professional Theater Training Program at the University of Delaware with an MFA in Theater Production. He is a trained emergency medical technician (EMT), rescue scuba diver and is proficient in woodworking and metalworking, as well as theatre rigging and automation.

DRAM 1220: Art of the Creature
Credits: 3
Art of the Creature fosters creative and critical thinking by requiring students to imagine, research, and build environments and creatures. Students will study the history and methods of creating environments and creatures in theatre, film, and other performance art forms; research and develop their own individual and group creations; and reflect orally and in writing on their work.
DRAM 1559: New Course in Drama
Credits: 1–4
New course in the subject of drama.
DRAM 2210: Scenic Technology
Credits: 3
Studies the technology and practices used in the theatre and entertainment industry. Covers set construction techniques, materials, and hardware. Students will learn the skills and techniques required for using hand and power tools. Terminology learned in Drama 2210 will be practiced in the co-requisite course Drama 2230 - Production Studio.
DRAM 2230: Production Studio: Scenery
Credits: 1
Application of scenery technology in producing theatrical productions while maintaining and organized safe work environment. Co-requisite DRAM 2210
DRAM 2232: Production Lab: Scene Painting
Credits: 1
Application of scenic painting in laboratory production projects. Prerequisites: Dram 2010 and 2020.
DRAM 2250: Scene Painting
Credits: 3
Fundamental techniques of scenic painting. A studio class during which students learn to paint faux finishes of marble, wood grain, brick and other common finishes for theatrical application. DRAM 2232 Production Lab: Scene Painting required.
DRAM 4598: Special Topics in Design Technology
Credits: 1–3
A directed study in theatre design technology offered to upper-level students. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
DRAM 4993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–3
Independent study conducted under the supervision of a specific instructor(s).
DRAM 7559: New Course in Drama
Credits: 1–4
New course in the subject of drama.
DRAM 7630: Production Studio: Technical Direction
Credits: 2–6
Participation in the production program, crediting work in preparation and performance of scenic elements. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program.
DRAM 7640: Production Studio: Technical Direction
Credits: 2–6
Participation in the production program, crediting work in preparation and performance of scenic elements. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program.
DRAM 7680: Construction
Credits: 3
Furthers technical construction skills through the study of traditional and contemporary theories of staging, pragmatic application of scenic construction systems; including wood, fabric, plastics and steel. Prerequisite: Graduate standing M.F.A. program.
DRAM 7690: Mentored Study: Technical Direction
Credits: 3–9
A faculty-guided study in an area of technical theatre not covered in the established curriculum. Prerequisite: Graduate standing M.F.A. program or instructor permission.
DRAM 8230: Production Studio: Scenery
Credits: 2–6
Participation in the production program, crediting work in preparation and performance of scenic design. Prerequisite: graduating standing M.F.A. program.
DRAM 8240: Production Studio: Scenery
Credits: 2–6
Participation in the production program, crediting work in preparation and performance of scenic design. Prerequisite: graduating standing M.F.A. program.
DRAM 8501: Special Topics
Credits: 3
Intensive study in a specific topic offered to graduate students.
DRAM 8559: New Course in Drama: Metal Fabrication
Credits: 3
The Metal Fabrication course explores different techniques in design and fabrication using metal as a medium. This will be a design/fabrication course and students will be expected to learn safe applications of various metal working tools and become proficent in their use of the tools in our shop environment.
DRAM 8640: Production Studio: Technical Direction
Credits: 2–6
Participation in the production program, crediting work in the preparation and performance of scenic elements. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program.
DRAM 8680: Rigging
Credits: 3
Studies traditional and contemporary entertainment rigging systems; investigates current practices of rigging, their equipment, and the materials involved. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program or instructor permission.
DRAM 8690: Mentored Study: Technical Direction
Credits: 3–9
A faculty-guided study in an area of technical theatre not covered in the established curriculum. Prerequisite: Graduate standing M.F.A. program or instructor permission.
DRAM 8993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–12
Graduate-level independent study conducted under the supervision of a specific instructor(s). Requisite: Instructor permission
DRAM 9501: Special Topics
Credits: 3
Intensive study in a specific topic offered to graduate students.
DRAM 9630: Production Studio: Technical Direction
Credits: 2–6
Participation in the production program, crediting work in preparation and performance of scenic elements. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program.
DRAM 9640: Production Studio: Technical Direction
Credits: 2–6
Participation in the production program, crediting work in preparation and performance of scenic elements. Prerequisite: graduate standing M.F.A. program.
DRAM 9690: Mentored Study: Technical Direction
Credits: 1–3
A faculty-guided study in an area of technical theatre not covered in the established curriculum. Repeatable up to 9 credits. Prerequisite: Graduate standing M.F.A. program or instructor permission.
DRAM 9993: Independent Study
Credits: 1–12
Graduate-level independent study conducted under the supervision of a specific instructor(s). Requisite: Instructor permission.