Stephen Cone

Stephen Cone is a lecturer in the department of Radio/TV/Film who has numerous acting, directing, producing, and editing credits in film, video, and television. His film “The Wise Kids,” which he directed, wrote, produced, and acted, was a New York Times Critics’ Pick, earned eight awards, and has been screened at more than 50 festivals worldwide. Other films include his most recent, "Henry Gamble's Birthday Party" (BAMcinemaFest, Frameline), as well as "Black Box" starring Austin Pendleton. As an actor, Cone starred in Ignatiy Vishnevetsky's  debut film "Ellie Lumme," and recently appeared in a featured role on  Showtime's "Shameless." Cone has taught acting and directing courses at Second City, Chicago Filmmakers, Acting Studio Chicago, and several other Chicago-area studios and conservatories. He earned a bachelor’s degree in theatre from University of South Carolina.


BA Theatre, University of South Carolina


RTVF 190-0 Sec. 20 Media Construction

RTVF 379-0 Sec. 29 Topics in Film/Video/Audio Production: Topics in Acting for the Screen: Comedy and Film Performance

379-0 Sec. 28 Topics in Film/Video/Audio Production:  Acting for the Camera

Stephen Cone





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