Adam Stevens ’04
Class of 2004, Major in Theatre Arts with concentrations in Theatre Performance and Directing
Diversity Chair, North America Drama Therapy Association
In 2004, I registered for the first Drama Therapy course offered at the College. The course was part of my Psychology minor and fulfilled a Theatre elective for my major. I was blown away by the use of Theatre forms to encourage healing, growth, and self-expression. Inspired by the class, I pursued graduate study in Drama Therapy at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Education. It was, undoubtedly, one of the best decisions I made in my life. Today, in my role as Drama Therapist, I have the honor of guiding marginalized young people with clinical artistry and love.
“My mentor and dear friend, Bill Bordeau, introduced me to the field of Drama Therapy. Bill, Professor emeritus of MMC’s Department of Theatre Arts, informed me that Drama Therapy was an emerging field for theatre artists. He told me that a career in Drama Therapy would afford me a wonderful opportunity to use my gifts of creativity and care for others.”