Associate Professor of Theatre and Department Chair
Fir Acres Theater
Stephen Weeks completed his undergraduate degree at Middlebury College in Vermont and his Ph.D. 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 Board of Directors for CoHo Theatre in Portland and lectures at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon. He lives in Northeast Portland with his wife Denise Jarrett Weeks and their daughter Lillian. He has been known to play drums in rock bands and to take long runs in Tryon Creek State Park.