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Please welcome well-known actor-director Stephen Innocenzi to our Acting faculty!
We are so honored to welcome actor, director, choreographer and educator, Stephen Innocenzi, to our Acting faculty at The Ridgewood Conservatory – School for the Performing Arts.
As an actor, Stephen has performed in a wide range of theatrical productions, in films and on television. He appeared on the New York stage as Don Juan in Alexander Pushkin’s Little Tragedies and as Laius in David Sard’s modern reworking of Oedipus, The Ballad of Eddie and Jo. He also played a younger Yogi Berra in Robin Rice Lichtig’s Déjà vu All Over Again for New Jersey Rep. Other New York City stage credits include the title role in Anton Chekhov’s Ivanov, The Dauphin in George Bernard Shaw’s St. Joan, Major Arnold in Ronald Harwood’s Taking Sides, Vinnie in Ralph Pape’s Warm and Tender Love, Dr. Kroll in Henrik Ibsen’s Rosmersholm, and Adolf in August Strindberg’s Creditors. He has played leading roles in productions of El Grande de Coca Cola, Promises Promises, Company, Godspell, Dames at Sea, 1776, The Apple Tree and Tuscaloosa’s Calling Me, But I’m Not Going. On television, he has co-starred on Succession, Law and Order and 100 Centre Street. In addition to his many credits as an actor, Stephen choreographed the Jim Thorpe musical, Warrior, for the Tennessee Performing Arts Center and directed an award-winning production of Marie Jones’ A Night in November for The Actors’ Bridge in Nashville.
Stephen has shared his expertise throughout the years by coaching acting to students of all levels and teaching classes and workshops. He has taught classes in Broadway Musical Theater, Song as Monologue, Stage Presence for the Dancer and Triple Threat, both at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and locally. As a theater teacher at Bergen Arts and Science H.S., he designed curricula and taught Intro to Theater, Advance Acting, Theater Dance, Musical Theater, Master Production and Performance and The History of Television classes, and directed numerous productions, earning him the BASCS High School’s “Teacher of the Year” award for 2021-2022.
Stephen majored in Theater at Rutgers University, where he performed in seventeen productions, and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing from The New School. He was a member of Michael Moriarty’s private acting class for seven years and has been authorized by Mr. Moriarty to teach his acting method. We are so honored to announce that Stephen has agreed to teach acting, both privately and in select workshops, here at The Ridgewood Conservatory.
Call us today at 201-676-9915 to schedule acting lessons and workshops with Stephen Innocenzi.