Stephen Coleman

  • Emeritus Professor

Dr. Coleman retired from the Department in April of 2011 after 30 years of teaching at Pitt.  Just part of his forty-five year teaching career, and his fifty-year acting and directing career — fortunately, they ran concurrently -- he served in a variety of capacities in his years at Pitt: Head of the Performance MFA in Acting Program, one of two Resident Directors of the The Three Rivers Shakespeare Festival (TRSF), actor and director for both student and professional productions for the Department and TRSF, Chair, Director of Undergraduate Studies, and Undergraduate Advisor.  Having just finished his book on Gettysburg, he keeps busy studying the Civil War, Ancient Rome, and chess, while building furniture, ship models, and trying to catch-up on that seemingly endless “honey-do” list; “I don’t know how I ever had time to have a job!"  He and his wife Marilyn have recently acquired a 20-month old Black Labrador Retriever who takes Stephen on two and three-mile walks everyday.  He can be reached at his Pitt e-mail address:, but only if your reason for writing has nothing to do with theatre — fifty years of it was quite enough, thank you very much.