Interim Co-Chairperson & Associate Professor
Hartmann Center 207
Steve Snyder teaches the majority of the courses in Acting for the Department of Theatre Arts and typically directs two productions a year. Recent productions include Company, Barefoot in the Park, Extremities, and Cabaret. He also teaches Voice, Movement, and Career Preparation and directs the annual Senior Showcase in Chicago. The 2007-2008 academic year marks Steve's third year at Bradley. Steve has worked professionally in the theatre as an actor, director, writer, and teacher for nearly 15 years. Steve came to Peoria two years ago after working as an actor in Chicago where he worked with Drury Lane Theatre, Writers’ Theatre, Strawdog Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and Noble Fool Theatre, among others. Steve has spent seasons with The Asolo Theatre Festival in Sarasota, FL and Summerstock in Findlay, OH. Steve is a proud member of Actor’s Equity. He and his wife, Libby, created Lion’s Heart Theatre Company and produced The Santaland Diaries in Stillwater, MN, in which Steve played Crumpet. Steve taught in the Theatre Department at Loyola University Chicago where he also led an outreach organization that created theatre programming in Chicago’s public schools. He has created original theatrical material for Chicago Children’s Museum, Swift Elementary School, and Newlife Community Church in Chicago. His directing work has taken him from Bradley to the Gilmore Creek Summer Theatre at Saint Mary's University of MN, Perry-Mansfield School and Camp for the Performing Arts in Steamboat, CO to Summerstock in Findlay, OH and many educational settings within Chicago. Steve earned an MFA in Acting from Florida State University/The Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training in Sarasota, FL.