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Trinity University
San Antonio, TX


Theme Park Credits

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Theatre Design Credits

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Academic Design Credits

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Professor Emeritus of Theatre at Trinity Univerisity in San Antonio,Texas, 1981-2012
Scenic Designer for The MUNY in St. Louis, 1994-2013
Freelance Designer, 1969-present

Steve's career began 45 years ago at Timber Lake Playhouse in Mt. Carroll, Illinois. Today, he and his wife, Sam Carter Gilliam, collaborate as a husband and wife theatrical design team (SLG Design & Creative Talent) with designs throughout the United States. Recent work include designs for SeaWorld's Pets Ahoy, three national Broadway tours of Fiddler on the Roof, 2010- 2013, 2009 - 2010 and 2000-2003 starring TOPOL, Harvey Feinstein, John Preece and Theodore Bikel, Cannery Row Capers, a Sealion, Walrus and Otter Show at SeaWorld; art direction for Trendmasters' New York Toy Fair, Legoland Theme Park in San Diego, and designs for 20 seasons at the St. Louis MUNY, America's largest outdoor theatre seating 11,000. The Gilliams have design credits with Chicago's Light Opera Works; Georgia's Springer Opera House; Six Flags Theme Parks; Colorado Shakespeare Festival; Kansas City Starlight Theatre; Opryland Theme Park; Village Theatre in Seattle; Hong Kong Singers; Baltimore's Cockpit-In-Court; ARTS San Antonio, and Texas State Aquarium. A member of the United Scenic Artists, Local 829, Mr. Gilliam celebrated his 20th Season as a resident scenic designer for the MUNY in St. Louis, retiring IN 2013 having designed 73 shows enjoyed by over 4 million theatre goers.

At Trinity, a member of the faculty since 1981, Steve retired in 2012 having taught 30 years to outstandingly creative and challenging students. He received his BA in Speech and Drama from the University of Northern Iowa and his MFA in Scene Design from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Academic Courses Taught

Introduction to Theatre MATCHBOX Theatre Principles of Design Drama Senior Capstone
Scene Design Scene Painting Creative Thinking & Artistic Process TRINITY UNIVERSITY