Stefan Novinski M.F.A.

Stefan Novinski

Associate Professor, Drama

Phone: (972) 721-7018


Office: Drama Building #108

Stefan Novinski is a nationally recognized theatre director and a Associate Professor of Drama at the University of Dallas where he teaches directing and theatre literature. He continues to direct professionally across the country, primarily in southern California where he spent a decade working at multiple Tony-award winning theaters including the La Jolla Playhouse, the Kirk Douglas Theatre, and South Coast Rep.
  • 2000 M.F.A. Directing, University of California, San Diego
  • 1992 B.A. English/Drama, University of Dallas, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

University of Dallas, Fall 2009 to Present
Chair, Drama, Fall 2018
Director of University Theater, Fall 2018
Associate Professor of Drama
Associate Director, Shakespeare in Italy, 2015 to Present
President, Eta Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa Society, 2016 to 2018

Professional Directing Credits

  • 2019
    Native Gardens
    Florida Repertory Theater
    Fort Meyers

  • 2017
    Love the Cracksman (reading) *
    Florida Repertory Theater
    Fort Meyers

    For Piano and Harpo by Dan Castellaneta
    Falcon Theatre

  • 2016
    Richard III
    Shakespeare Dallas

  • 2014
    The Golden Apple
    Lyric Stage

    Romeo and Juliet (reading)
    Shakespeare Dallas

  • 2013
    The Aliens by Annie Baker
    PlaySite Theatre Co.

  • 2012
    Shakespeare Dallas

    The Government Inspector adapted by Oded Gross*
    Theatre@Boston Court

    Broadus by Burglars of Hamm *
    Kirk Douglas Theater, CTG
    Los Angeles

    Buried Child by Sam Shepherd
    Classic Theatre of San Antonio
    San Antonio

  • 2010
    Ben and the Magic Paintbrush adapted by Bash Doran *
    South Coast Repertory
    Costa Mesa

  • 2009
    The Bear and The Proposal by Anton Chekhov
    Lee Strasberg Institute
    Los Angeles

    The Other Woman by David Ives *
    Echo Theatre
    Los Angeles

    The Rover
    University of Southern California
    Los Angeles

  • 2008
    An Italian Straw Hat adapted by John Strand *
    South Coast Repertory
    Costa Mesa

    Imagine by Doug Cooney*
    South Coast Repertory
    Costa Mesa

    Toy Story the Musical*
    Disney Creative Entertainment
    Los Angeles

Theater Literature I, Fall 2009 - Present
Theater Literature II, Spring 2010 - Present
Theater History, Spring 2016, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Mayterm 2018
Directing, Fall 2009 - Present
Directing Lab, Fall 2009- Present
Basic Staging, Spring 2010 - Present
Senior Studio Production, Fall 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Main Stage Productions: Playboy of the Western World, Wakefield Cycle, Arcadia, Big Love, Three Sisters, Measure for Measure, Candide, Hamlet, Skin of Our Teeth, Arms and the Man