ACTING / HISTORY & CRITICISM
PhD, Theatre, University of Colorado/Boulder
MFA, Musical Theatre, University of Miami
Faculty member since 2005
Steve Earnest is a Professor of Theatre at Coastal Carolina University, having received a PhD in Theatre from the University of Colorado, Boulder and an M.F.A. in Musical Theatre from the University of Miami, Florida. A member of SAG/AFTRA and AEA he has worked professionally with numerous professional theatre companies such as The Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Florida Repertory Theatre, Performance Riverside, Burt Reynolds Theatre, the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Redlands Theatre Festival as well as several shows at Atlantic Stage, where he is proud to be both a company and board member. Film and television credits include Bloody Homecoming, Safe House and Miami Vice including a growing number of independent film projects in the southeast. Dr. Earnest has published articles, reviews and interviews in Theatre Journal, Western European Stages, Backstage West, Ecumenica, The Journal of Beckett Studies, Theatre Symposium, New Theatre Quarterly and Theatre Studies, among others. In 1999 he published a book entitled The State Acting Academy of East Berlin and is currently working on projects dealing with the theatre system of Iceland.