Mr. Stephens was appointed to the position of Executive Director on October 21, 2008 after spending 3 seasons as Director of Marketing for The Little Theatre On The Square. Mr. Stephens spent 10 years with The Decatur Park Singers serving as Road Manager and the Director of The Decatur Young Park Singers. From 2001 until 2006, he taught at St. James Catholic School in Decatur, IL and served as head choreographer for the Lincoln College Express in Lincoln, IL during that time as well.
Mr. Stephens was born and raised in Glasford, IL and graduated from Lincoln College with his Associates degree and attended Millikin University majoring in Vocal Music Education. His passion for theatre started at a young age as the Ringmaster in the Illini Bluffs First Grade Circus program (the only speaking role in the entire show) and has grown from there. If you look really close, you might catch him on stage from time to time. Mr. Stephens was last seen as Melvin P. Thorpe in The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas, and Reuben, one of the brothers in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He is a frequent soloist at area churches and most recently performed as the guest artist for the 2011 Greater Decatur Chorale.
Mr. Stephens currently resides in Sullivan and owns and operates Asotria, a local business specializing in handmade soaps and lotions, with his partner, Timmy Valentine.