Douglas Stewart (AEA/SAG-AFTRA; M. Ed/B.A. in Dance) Douglas Stewart is an accomplished theater producer, director, presentation trainer, writer, and actor. His feature films include featured or supporting roles in Rust, Lightning Jack,Cold Feet, If You Could Say It In Words, What About You, Car Dealer, and Culivating Charlie. His first movie appearance was as a Concert Goer in the Academy Award winning Tender Mercies. On television, he has appeared in Dallas, Lazarus Man, and Unsolved Mysteries. He has appeared in an array of live television appearances in various special guest and host capacities. Douglas has over 100 regional theater and professional dance productions to his credit. He has appeared in many leading roles on-stage including THE BOOBY TRAP, FUSION's 2022 New Works Play Festival: THE SEVEN, TALK RADIO, FOOL FOR LOVE, Season's Greetings, A Life in the Theater, Harvey, A Christmas Carol, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, El Gesticulador, and many others. His professional theater directing credits include The Booby Trap, Thom Pain, The Weir, Oleanna, Glengarry Glen Ross, Bleacher Bums, Greater Tuna, Talk Radio, Waiting for Lefty, A Christmas Carol, and The Rivals. Stewart has numerous national & regional commercials and industrial films to his credit including principal roles for Hyundai Motors, Lone Star Beer, Showbiz & Chuck E' Cheese Pizza, Walmart, Texas Instruments, Miller Brewing Company, Eastman Kodak, Southwestern Bell Telephone, Bounce Fabric Softener, and Mary Kay Cosmetics. From 1972-1986, he was a professional dancer including for the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater, Atlanta Ballet, and Dallas Ballet. In 1994, Stewart founded a professional theater company and school in Albuquerque, New Mexico called The Matchbox Theater. He also founded Shakespeare-on-the Halfshell and was a founding member of Paul Bolles comedy improv troupe, Surely You Jest. Over his career, Stewart has taught youth and adult acting workshops for stage, television, and film. Many of Stewart's students have appeared on the stage, in feature film, network television shows and national television commercials. In 1986, Douglas produced a Southern Tour of a joint Soviet-American cast of the internationally acclaimed musical, Peace Child. He has directed a number of presentations for youth including A Bob Dylan Tribute, Charlotte's Web, and dozens of one-act plays. Stewart produced and directed his two original plays: Earth Day Musical and Earth Day Rocks in conjunction with the International Earth Day celebrations. In 2017, he produced the national touring show, Einstein: A Stage Portrait, starring Thomas Schuch. Recently, Stewart produced Marc Christian Berg's rock opera puppet show: Razia's Shadow. Douglas holds a M. Ed in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in eLearning and Technology Education from Concordia University/Portland. He completed his graduate studies in Theatre Directing from the University of New Mexico and received a B.A. in Dance from Point Park College in Pittsburgh, PA. After 20 years of shoveling snow in Minneapolis and raising a daughter, Douglas returned to New Mexico in June of 2020 and has made his permanent home in Albuquerque.
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