Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
John Montgomery Belk Scholar, award-winning actor
The Perfect School
“Davidson was the only college in the South that met my expectations in every field. I figured I'd stay close to home instead of donning a ten-pound parka for a four-year trip up North…. Being offered the comprehensive Belk Scholarship was a good tiebreaker.”
A Department Named Desire
“I was looking at places with really good theatre programs that were not too cutthroat, where I could really participate. Davidson has a very diverse, talented, and compassionate faculty who make all the Theatre department’s offerings really accessible to everyone. "
Head Shots and Resume Entries
Freshman year, he acted in one-acts, tutored at Davidson Elementary School, volunteered with a local high school’s theatre program, and wrote movie reviews for The Davidsonian newspaper. Since then, he has performed in the world premiere of Frankenstein: The Rock Opera, on Davidson’s Duke Family Performance Hall mainstage in 2003, and he has worked in that same critically-acclaimed performance space with theatre professionals of the Royal Shakespeare Company as part of their 2006 Davidson Residency and the Festival Fringe in Edinburgh, Scotland, the following summer.
“Living abroad for four months and living out of a suitcase makes you a little more adaptable. I was with a group of Davidson students, and that was one reason I was able to make the leap. I’d never been out of my comfort zone before that.”
An English major with a theatre minor who won Davidson’s Rawley P. Turner Award for best male acting his junior year, Steve’s senior year was part of the synergy in the Davidson Theatre Department that swept every category related to a college production at the regional 2006 Metrolina Theatre Awards. “Because of my experiences at Davidson, I feel more open…. And if I’m going to go to New York next year….”