Julian Stetkevych is an actor and teacher of acting, voice, speech, and movement at CNU. He has a B.A. in Sociology from The University of Chicago, an M.F.A. in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater and an M.F.A. in Performance Pedagogy from the University of Pittsburgh, where he also taught and directed for two years before coming to CNU. Julian is an Artistic Associate at the New York based Packawallop Productions, where he has appeared in numerous productions and readings. During his eight years in New York City he acted for and worked with Classic Stage Company, Playwright’s Horizons, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Flux Theatre Ensemble, Theatre 1010, and Oxford Shakespeare Co., among others. Regionally, he has appeared at American Conservatory Theater, The Steppenwolf Theater, and Theo Ubique in Chicago. He was a teaching artist for the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, teaching at schools around the New York City area and their summer program in the Hudson Valley. He is a member of Actors’ Equity Association and is a member of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education and the Southeastern Theatre Conference and has presented at their annual conferences. He is also a member of the Michael Chekhov Association (MICHA).
Acting, Voice for Actors, Movement for Actors
Performance Pedagogy, Physical Theatre techniques of Michael Chekhov and Jacques Lecoq, Directing the Actor, Vocal Pedagogy for the Actor
Actors Equity Association (AEA)
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE)
Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC)
“Teaching Artists and the Community: Teaching Artists at the University of Pittsburgh,” Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Montréal, CAN, August 2015.
“Shakespeare Sense & Truth: Freeing Heightened Text,” Southeastern Theatre Conference, Chattanooga, TN, March 2015.
“Building Unique Characters: Lecoq's Physical Theatre Techniques,” Southeastern Theatre Conference, Chattanooga, TN, March 2015.
Selected Directing Work
The Thugs by Adam Bock, Director, Studio Theater, University of Pittsburgh Stages, Pittsburgh, PA, October 2015.
‘Til Death Do Us Part by Sarah Scheid, Director, City Theatre Company Young Playwrights Festival, Pittsburgh, PA, October 2015.
Dog in the Manger by Félix Lope de Vega, translated and adapted by David Johnston, Assistant Director, The Charity Randall Theater, University of Pittsburgh Stages, Pittsburgh, PA, October 2015.
The Nina Variations by Steven Dietz, Freshman Showcase, Co-Director, Heymann Theater, University of Pittsburgh Stages, Pittsburgh, PA, October 2014.
Education & Training
- MFA - University of Pittsburgh, Performance Pedagogy, 2016
- MFA - American Conservatory Theater, Acting
- BA - The University of Chicago, Socialogy