Stephanie Stroud

Assistant Professor of Theater

College of Arts and Sciences

Stephanie Stroud is the Artistic Director of The Collective, the production wing of The Department of Theater. Stephanie is an actor and director who specializes in new play development. Professor Stroud has worked with such Chicago companies as Lookingglass, Profiles, Victory Gardens, Chicago Dramatists, Pegasus Players, Second City, Something Marvelous, and Steppenwolf.


  • MFA, Acting, Pennsylvania State University
  • BA, Theatre and Comparative History of Ideas, University of Washington

Academic and Professional Highlights

  • Founding Member, Mortar Theatre Company
  • Chicago Dramatists 28 Hour Workshop Grant (2015, 2016)