People: Faculty and Staff

Slade Billew


Acting/Directing: Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D., Theatre, Bowling Green State University (2016)
  • M.F.A., Theatre Pedagogy, Virginia Commonwealth University (2008)
  • B.A., Theatre, College of William & Mary (1996)

At SFA Slade teaches acting and movement. He also fight choreographs, movement coaches, and directs for the School of Theatre. Slade holds an MFA in Theatre Pedagogy from Virginia Commonwealth University and a PhD in Theatre from Bowling Green State University. He is a certified actor/combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors, holding certifications in seven of the eight weapon disciplines. His scholarship focuses on the application of contemporary science to acting pedagogy and has been presented at MATC, ASTR, and ATME.

Slade’s work has been seen on a variety of professional and academic stages. In Richmond, VA, he worked with Barksdale Theatre, Richmond Shakespeare Festival, Henley Street Theatre, Firehouse Theatre Project, The Nightlight Collective, and Cadence Theatre. In Ohio, he worked for BGSU, Lionface Productions, Beautiful Kids Independent Shakespeare, and Toledo Repertoire Theatre. At SFA he directed the world premiere staged reading of Chiori Miyagawa’s Julia and Ellie and Mr. Burns: a post electric play.