Steve Luber, Ph.D.
Steve Luber is delighted to be a part the University of New Haven community, where theater serves the University’s mission of “experiential, collaborative, and discovery-based learning.” He enjoys bringing a spirit of interdisciplinary, cross-historical play and intrigue to each course to help students construct a worldview that takes into account history, theory, and art. Creating and working in theater is not just artistic practice, but social, cultural, and political participation in the world. Every class contains an experiential element, such as labs in theater history, which include the composition of original manifestos and Congressional debates as to whether the U.S. should create a National Theater. Theater is an experiential form, one that cannot separate study and practice.
This year, Steve will be teaching Theater for Community Impact, Theatrical Roots and Rituals, Theatrical Movements and Manifestos, and Directing. He will help devise an original performance for the Community Impact Course, and will be directing the classic musical How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying this spring.
His research interests include multimedia performance, film and theater, avant-garde performance, rock concerts, site-specific performance, U.S. theater history, and scenography. Steve holds a Ph.D. in Theatre from the Graduate Center, City University of New York, and an M.A. in Performance Studies and B.F.A. in Drama from New York University.