Slade Billew (pronouns not set)

Slade Billew is an Assistant Professor at Stephen F. Austin State University. At SFA he teaches acting and movement, as well as, fight choreographing, movement coaching, and directing. Slade holds an MFA in Theatre Pedagogy from Virginia Commonwealth University and a PhD in Theatre from Bowling Green State University. His scholarship focuses on the application of contemporary science to acting pedagogy. Slade’s work has been seen on various professional and academic stages. In his hometown of Richmond, VA, he has worked with Barksdale Theatre, Richmond Shakespeare Festival, Henley Street Theatre, Firehouse Theatre Project, The Nightlight Collective, and Cadence Theatre. In Ohio, he has worked for BGSU, Lionface Productions, Beautiful Kids Independent Shakespeare, and Toledo Repertoire Theatre. At SFA he directed the world premiere staged reading of Chiori Miyagawa’s Julia and Ellie. Favorite past productions include: The Arabian NightsPolaroid Stories, and Pilgrims of the Night.

Skill Proficiency History

Date Weapon Location Grade

Texas Intensive 2021 SPRs

Sep 5, 2021 Unarmed Houston, Texas Basic Pass

Swords in the Smokies 2019

Mar 16, 2019 Broadsword Cherokee, North Carolina Recommended Pass

2018 NSCW - AACW & Interns

Aug 10, 2018 Quarterstaff Ruston, Louisiana Recommended Pass
Aug 10, 2018 Small Sword Ruston, Louisiana Basic Pass
Aug 10, 2018 Broadsword and Shield Ruston, Louisiana Basic Pass
Aug 10, 2018 Knife Ruston, Louisiana Basic Pass

The Stage Combat Workshop at LA Tech 2018

Mar 31, 2018 Rapier and Dagger Ruston, Louisiana Basic Pass

2017 NSCW - ACW

Jul 7, 2017 Unarmed Winston-Salem, North Carolina Basic Pass
Jul 7, 2017 Broadsword Winston-Salem, North Carolina Basic Pass