Stewart Harrison

Class of 2023


Stewart Harrison is a director of theatre, film, and radio, from Charlotte, North Carolina. A lifelong lover of theatre and movies, he realized the power of directing and storytelling while studying at Columbia University’s Summer Intensive, where he directed his first new work. He then studied at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts High School Program where he Asst. Directed and edited Hamlet. Culminating his studying at Carnegie Mellon University he directed the premiere indoor production of Will Murdock’s Orion and the Goatman, a new play about family, legends, and the power of the stories we tell ourselves. He also cultivated his love of audio drama during the pandemic creating an original radio play Jimmy LaRue: Private Eye. During his junior year, he studied abroad in Prague, Czechia, at the Czech National Film School, FAMU, while there he wrote & directed a short film Waterlogged, which was selected for the 10th Anniversary Chain Film Festival in NYC. 

Stewart has also earned a BA in History from Carnegie Mellon in addition to his BFA in Directing. His capstone examined the roles of different Anti-Vietnam War organizations in Pittsburgh and exposed how the FBI interfered in these protests. 

Languages, and examining the ways that cultures function and intersect, are fascinating, and Stewart is actively learning Spanish and Czech, with a hope to learn more soon. 

For fun, Stewart likes to go hiking, camping, and exploring the natural world; listen to podcasts, and watch the Pittsburgh Pirates lose.