Actor/Writer/Director; AEA/SAG member; U.S. Army ’86-’93 – medic and infantry officer. Stephan left a career in the military for a life in the theatre after seeing a production of Shakespeare’s Richard III. Stephan received his M.F.A. degree from Trinity Rep Conservatory in Providence, RI, in 2000. On Broadway, Stephan helped to create the military segments for Twyla Tharp and Billy Joel’s Tony Award-winning Movin’ Out. He is a NYC-based, critically-acclaimed, award-winning actor who tours his one-man show, Cry Havoc!, throughout the United States, Canada, the UK, the Netherlands, Australia, and Italy. Stephan created DE-CRUIT®: a program to heal trauma through Shakespeare and science. For his work with veterans, he has won multiple awards from the mental health community including The Aaron Stein Award from the American Group Psychotherapy Association and the Max Gabriel Award from the National Alliance for Mental Illness. As a teaching artist, he has taught Shakespeare in performance at Cornell University, Syracuse University, and Antelope Valley College, California. He has also been a guest teacher of Shakespeare, and theatre as medicine at over two-dozen universities worldwide. Syracuse Stage patrons may remember Stephan's SALT award-winning performance of Mrs. Bennet in Kate Hamill's Pride & Prejudice.