Julian Stetkevych

Department of Theater and Dance

Julian Stetkevych

Assistant Professor

Ferguson Ctr A138
(757) 594-7021


  • MFA in Performance Pedagogy, University of Pittsburgh
  • MFA in Acting, American Conservatory Theater
  • BA in Sociology, University of Chicago


Acting, Voice for Actors, Movement for Actors


Performance Pedagogy, Physical Theatre techniques of Michael Chekhov and Jacques Lecoq, Directing the Actor, Vocal Pedagogy for the Actor


Julian Stetkevych is an actor and teacher of acting, voice, and movement at CNU. He has a B.A. in Sociology from The University of Chicago, an M.F.A. in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater and an M.F.A. in Performance Pedagogy from the University of Pittsburgh, where he also taught and directed for two years before coming to CNU. During his eight years in New York City he acted for and worked with Classic Stage Company, Playwright’s Horizons, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Flux Theatre Ensemble, Theatre 1010, Packawallop Productions, and Oxford Shakespeare Co., among others. Regionally, he has appeared at the American Conservatory Theater, The Steppenwolf Theater, and Theo Ubique in Chicago and most recently in Sense & Sensibility and Something Delightful (virtual)at Virginia Stage Company in Norfolk. He was a teaching artist for the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, teaching at schools around the New York City area and their summer program in the Hudson Valley.
He is a member of the professional union Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) and a member of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education and the Southeastern Theatre Conference and has presented at their annual conferences. He is also a member of the Michael Chekhov Association (MICHA) and a Certified Teacher of the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique through the Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium.
At TheaterCNU he has directed The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Antigone by Sophocles, Much Ado About Nothing by Shakespeare, and The Proposal by Anton Chekhov. He has also served as vocal and dialect coach on several productions.

  • Theatre - Perform
    "Red by John Logan". Main Gallery, Torggler Fine Arts Center. Newport News, VA, USA.
  • Theatre - Direct play
    "The Enemy of the People by H. Ibsen, adapted by A. Miller". TheaterCNU. Studio Theatre, Ferguson Center for the Arts. Newport News, VA, USA.
  • Theatre - Perform
    "Something Delightful". Virginia Stage Company. Virtual (Virginia Stage Company). Norflok, VA, USA.
  • Other
    "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler". TheaterCNU. Peebles Theatre, Ferguson Center for the Arts. Newport News, VA, USA.
  • Theatre - Direct play
    "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee". TheaterCNU. Diamonstein Concert Hall, Ferguson Center for the Arts. Newport News, VA, USA.
  • Theatre - Perform
    "Sense and Sensibility (role: Sir John and Others)". Virginia Stage Company. Wells Theater. Norflok, VA, USA.
  • Other
    "Sense and Sensibility by Kate Hamill (Dialect Coach)". Virginia Stage Company. Wells Theater. Norfolk, VA.
  • Theatre - Perform
    "Pride and Prejudice (role: Mr. Collins)". Virginia Stage Company. Wells Theater. Norflok, VA, USA.
  • Julian Stetkevych, Meriah Sage, Melinda Little, ATHE Annual Conference 2021 - RE:ATHE, "Re:claiming the Body in Script Analysis: Practical Exercises for Early Rehearsals," Virtual. (2021)
  • Julian Stetkevych, Virtual Stage Workshop, "Monologue Technique - Sizes and Speeds," Online w/ Virginia Stage Company. (2020)
  • Julian Stetkevych, Meriah Sage, The 41st Annual Mid-America Theatre Conference, "Workshop: Creating Memories through Neuroscience and Michael Chekhov," Chicago, IL. (2020)
  • Julian Stetkevych, ATHE 2018 Conference: Theatres of Revolution, "Centering the Imagination: Breath, Presence, and Ease," Boston, MA, USA. (2018)
  • Julian Stetkevych, Kathleen Jaremski, Laura Godwin, Ann Mazzocca, 2018 Global Status of Women and Girls Conference, "Directing Antigone: Process of Protest," Newport News, VA, USA. (2018)
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