Assistant Technical Director, Adjunct Instructor
Steve Leary manages the Division of Theatre scene shop, which builds sets for theatre, opera and dance. He started at SMU as the shop foreman in 1989 after working as a scenic carpenter in Oklahoma, New Mexico, Texas and California, on everything from feature films to the Universal Studios Tour King Kong exhibit to the 1987 Super Bowl pregame show set. Leary has worked with notable Dallas theaters including The Undermain, Kitchen Dog, Shakespeare Festival of Dallas and Project X. He teaches the scenery practicum and scenery run crew courses. Recently Leary has co-produced the feature film The Playroom, starring John Hawkes and Molly Parker, which was accepted into the Tribeca Film Festival and received a national release in 2013.
Bachelor of Arts in Theater, Cameron University
Technical Director, Southern Methodist University
Technical Director, Ruth, Kitchen Dog Theater
Set Designer/Technical Director, One in 3, Project X
Technical Director, Shakespeare Festival of Dallas
Scenic Carpenter, Southern Methodist University
Scenic Carpenter, DS Arts
Scenic Carpenter, Dallas Stage Scenery
Scenic Carpenter, Lexington Scenery and Props, Los Angeles, Cailf.
Instructor, Scenery Practicum, Scenery Run Crew, Southern Methodist University