Stephen A Schrum, PhD

Associate Professor, Theatre Arts

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Stephen Schrum, PhD, is Associate Professor of Theatre Arts at Pitt-Greensburg. With a PhD in Dramatic Art from the University of California, Berkeley, Stephen is also interested in digital filmmaking, virtual performance, and playwrighting. Lately he has refocused his research to Immersive Theatre. His most recent article, “How to Win Intro to Theatre,” was published in the July 2017 online edition of Theatre Topics. Previously, he posted an article entitled Digital Alchemy: On Transhuman Performance on Academia.edu. During the summer of 2017, he wrote and directed several short films which can be found on his YouTube channel. As for playwrighting: along with having two monologues from original plays published in anthologies, he performed his full-length monologue, Immaculate Misconceptions a few years back, and also ago directed the world premiere of his musical Dog Assassin. You can also listen to his podcast, Audio Chimera, on his WordPress blog. See his website MUSOFYR—pronounced “muse of fire”—for more info, and check out some of his written work (plays, poetry, memoirs—including his novel, Watchers of the Dawn—A Steampunk Adventure). Schrum is also co-ordinator for the new Arts Entrepreneruship Certificate program, and is an Associate Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (the professional union).