Steven Warner

Assistant Professor, General Faculty, Operations Director


115A Drama Bldg.

Steven came to the U. Va. Drama Department after 6 years in Las Vegas. There he worked for the internationally-renowned entertainment company Cirque du Soleil as assistant technical director for “O” at The Bellagio Hotel and Casino, Project Supervisor for Cirque du Soleil’s Resident Shows Division, and Assistant Head of Props for KA at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino. Additional duties included media interviews on behalf of Cirque du Soleil and appearances on television programs such as “Engineering Marvels of Las Vegas” on the Travel Channel. Steven was also a lead technician for Cirque du Soleil’s performance at the 2002 Academy Awards. Past circus and theatre credits include several years with Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey as the Blue Unit operations manager; assistant technical director, Utah Shakespeare Festival; technical director, Texas Shakespeare Festival; and carpenter, Alley Theater and Pacific Coast Conservatory for the Performing Arts (PCPA). Steven graduated from the Professional Theater Training Program at the University of Delaware with an MFA in Theater Production. He is a trained emergency medical technician (EMT), rescue scuba diver and is proficient in woodworking and metalworking, as well as theatre rigging and automation.