Theatre and Dance

Adam Lewis

Adam Lewis

FYE (First Year Experience) Professor
Office: Browne 111

The FYE (First Year Experience) Professor for the Department of Theatre and Dance at Western Illinois University, Adam earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Theatre Performance at Bradley University, his MFA in Acting at Western Illinois University, and also has studied and performed with award-winning improvisational organization ComedySportz and its touring company, Guys In Ties. Over the last 20 years, Adam has taught and coached actors at Bradley University, Black Hawk Community College, and The Curtainbox Conservatory- where he enjoyed teaching master classes in acting and acting for kids with autism.

As an Instructor of Humanities, Adam teaches Introduction to Theatre, Play Analysis, and Beginning Acting. Adam spent the last decade acting and directing in the Quad Cities. Selected acting credits include Scrooge in A Christmas Carol and Robert in Don’t Dress for Dinner (Circa 21), Leonato in Much Ado About Nothing and Leontes in A Winter’s Tale (Prenzie Players) Fleming in Moonlight and Magnolias (The Old Creamery), Mark in Art (QC Workshop) and wrote and performed an original one man show: MonoBlogs: Suffering Fools for The District Theatre (formerly Harrison Hilltop).

Adam is also the director/producer of Western Illinois University's Freshman Showcase: New Friends- a unique experience for incoming freshman and transfer students, and is an artistic associate for WIU’s Bring Your Own Play festival.

Over the years, Adam has participated in Illinois’ Warrior Dash, Iowa’s Market to Market Relay, and The Twin Cities to Chicago AIDS Ride.