Visiting Artist in Residence
and Guest Director of Blood at the Root (2017)
Steve Broadnax is the Head of MFA Acting, Associate Artistic Director for Outreach in the School of Theatre at Penn State University. He is an Associate Professor and holds a MFA in Acting from Penn State and a BFA in Musical Theatre from Webster University in St. Louis. Steve was previously the Head of the John McLinn Ross Theatre program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.
The Hip Hop Project, an award-winning, full-length original play directed, choreographed, and conceived by Steve, has toured nationally and was recently showcased at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in Washington, D.C.
American Taboo, another full-length play written and directed by Steve, opened in March 2005, and joined bestselling author, J.L. King, on his national tour and lecture series to help discuss HIV/AIDS awareness and homosexuality in the black community.
As a member of Actors’ Equity Association, Steve toured nationally and internationally in more than twenty shows over a five-year period. Steve was cast in Dreamgirls at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre in Little Rock; paid homage to blues legend Robert Johnson in his self-authored one-man show, R.L. at the Crossroads in Scotland at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe; and has worked in theatres such as Pennsylvania Centre Stage, St. Louis Black Rep, St. Louis Repertory Theatre, St. Louis Muny, Lincoln Amphitheatre, Westport Playhouse, and Ozark Actors Theatre.