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Legacy of Light, 2010

Stephen Novelli

Member since 1974

A long-time member of the resident acting ensemble, Stephen first appeared on the People’s Light stage in 1974 at Strode’s Mill, playing Freddie in A Day in the Life of Joe Egg.  Among the more memorable roles he’s played since then are Hamlet in 1980 and 1987, Charles Drouet in Sister Carrie, Agamemnon and Priam in Kabuki Achilles, Old Mahon in The Playboy of the Western World, Vanzetti in Sacco and Vanzetti: A Vaudeville, Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, Horace in The Little Foxes, Cassius in Julius Caesar, Argan in The Imaginary Invalid, and The Father in Six Characters in Search of an Author.  As Director, he has staged Dutchman by Imamu Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones), Valley Song by Athol Fugard, The Hope Zone by Kevin Heelan, Measure for Measure and As You Like It by William Shakespeare, Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet, Camping with Henry and Tom by Mark St. Germain and Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom and Jeffrey Hatcher.  Stephen was appointed Co-Artistic Director with Abigail Adams in 1993, and served as Associate Artistic Director from 1997 to 2009.