Steven Pounders is an associate professor in the department of Theatre Arts at Baylor University. He is a professional actor and 22 year member of Actors Equity Association. Recent performances include the Off Broadway Premiere of Craig Wright's The Unseen at the Cherry Lane Theatre in NYC (produced by the American Actors Company) and a number of productions at Theatre Row in downtown NYC as a company member of the Resonance Ensemble.
Steven has also worked in numerous regional productions with other theatres including Casa Manana, Circle Theatre of Fort Worth, Horton by the Stream in upstate NY, the Oklahoma Shakespeare Festival, Theatre Britain, Theatre Three, and the WaterTower Theatre. He received his MFA from the actor training program at UNC-Chapel Hill, and there he performed as a member of PlayMakers Repertory Company in the premiere of David Hammond's original Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet with Kyle MacLaughlin, and other plays.
As a theatre director, Steven works with both university and professional productions and he has contributed articles to the Columbia House Encyclopedia of Modern Drama, the Greenwood Press Encyclopedia of Ethnic American Literature, and the Dictionary of Literary Biography.
Alongside Baylor's active Living-Learning Centers, the Student Life division sponsors a small group of Faculty-in-Residence, faculty members who live on campus with their families, engaging with students directly in residential housing. Steven Pounders is the faculty-in-residence at University House in Baylor's North Village.
For Steven Pounders' Web Portfolio, visit www.stevenpounders.com