September 21, 2020

Associate Professor Theatre and Department Chair Stephen Weeks Retires

Stephen Weeks completed his undergraduate degree at Middlebury College in Vermont and his PhD in Drama and Humanities at Stanford University, with stops along the way at New York University and the University of Wisconsin, studying theatre-in-education and directing.

He was dramaturg and literary manager at The Los Angeles Theatre Center, and has taught at Brown University, Reed College, and the University of Washington. He writes on contemporary British theatre, on twentieth-century American theatre, and dramaturgy. At Lewis & Clark, he teaches theatre history and dramatic literature, directing, acting, and playwriting. He has taught at Lewis & Clark since 1995.

His productions at L&C have ranged from Greek tragedy to contemporary British and American plays to Shakespeare. He is on Artistic Council for CoHo Theatre in Portland and has been a frequent guest lecturer and teacher at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon. He lives in Northeast Portland with his wife Denise Jarrett Weeks and their daughter Lillian.