Slade Billew

Visiting Assistant Professor

Steven F. Austin State University


Slade Billew holds an MFA in Acting/Directing Pedagogy from Virginia Commonwealth University and is a PhD candidate at Bowling Green State University. His scholarship focuses on the application of contemporary science to acting pedagogy. He has presented his research at ASTR, MATC, SETC, and ICQI. Slade’s work as a director, actor, lighting designer, movement coach, and fight choreographer has been seen on various professional and academic stages. In addition to his work with his theatre company Theatre of Operations in his hometown of Richmond, VA, he has worked with Barksdale Theatre, Richmond Shakespeare Festival, Henley Street Theatre, Firehouse Theatre Project, The Nightlight Collective and Cadence Theatre. In Ohio, he has worked for BGSU, Lionface Productions, Beautiful Kids Independent Shakespeare, and Toledo Repertoire Theatre. Favorite past productions include: The Arabian Nights, Polaroid Stories, and Pilgrims of the Night. Slade has taught students of all ages. He taught acting and directing at VCU, and a variety of courses at BGSU. At SFA he teaches a range of acting and movement courses

Movement Specialties:

Anatomy/Injury Prevention


Conditioning and Acrobatics

Contact Improvisation

Creative Dramatics


Devised Theatre

Improvisation/Theatre Games

Martial Arts


Movement for the Actor

Physical Characterization

Physical Theatre

Plastic/Droznin/Russian Stage Movement

Stage Combat


T'ai Chi for Actors



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