Actor – Teacher/Lecturer – Tour Guide
Stephen Collins grew up in Cambridge, and received a BA in Literature from UMass Boston. After twenty plus years in a sales career, he is back doing what he truly loves – performing and teaching. Recently he has been teaching seminars on Whitman, Hardy, Shakespeare, Frost, and Contemporary Poetry at various locations throughout the country.
Arts Escape December 2016
Stephen’s knowledge of American and European Literature is both engaging and informative. With his acting background, he brings the authors’ works to life…read more
Met to rave reviews for over a decade, Mr. Collins’ performances deliver not just the poetry and plays, but they bring poets and playwrights to life on the stage. From his signature performance of “Unlaunche’d Voices, an Evening with Walt Whitman”, to his newest addition “Songs of my Father” (Herman Melville), His shows convey an understanding of the impact and the reactions of the characters to their respective times, giving the audience not just a performance, but an experience.
Teacher and Lecturer
Stephen Collins’ style of teaching has been described as a hybrid between teaching and performance, with each seminar providing an interactive learning experience for your community.
“My residents love anything he does!”Mary Petrino
Three private group tours are available with critically acclaimed actor, teacher and historian, Stephen Collins, a professionally licensed tour guide.
“My residents were impressed that Stephen’s tour was not only historical but literary and architectural”Jesse Roderique
Collins seems to have penetrated Whitman’s soul… What kept the audience enraptured by the performance is that Collins’ illusion is complete. The suspension of disbelief is absolute. The actor disappeared, and we accepted that we were in the presence of Walt Whitman. There’s magic for you.
– Marsha Sloan, Programs & Development Manager, Camden Public Library, Camden, Maine Digest
Boston Public Library
Leominster Public Library-March, 2015
Those of you who have hosted him know there aren’t enough superlatives to describe his performances… I urge you to consider having (Stephen Collins) perform for your community.
Republician American, March 2015
St. Patrick’s Day came early to the United Church of Christ as Arts Escape presented ‘Irish Voices’ to an enthusiastic crowd…
Boston Globe – Sept. 2012
“Most one-man performers like Stephen just do a reading,” said Dorothy Schecter, Concord’s grand dame of theater. Stephen Collins fascinates with his one-man show…
Ridgefield Library – Sept. 2017
Stephen Collins has performed here at the Ridgefield Library many time over the last 10 years. The latest play … Butterfly by Carl A. Rossi, a wonderful play about the life of the artist Whistler…
New Hampshire Humanitis – March, 2017
The movement from the narrative to the poems gives it authenticity… Amazing retention of script. Comprehensive coverage of (Whitman’s) life work…’
Arts Escape December 2016
Stephen’s knowledge of American and European Literature is both engaging and informative. With his acting background, he brings the authors’ works to life…
The Wanderer – April 2015
The words of “America’s Poet” rang out inside the Mattapoisett Library hall on April 19, as never before. Each syllable of every poem fresh and green within Leaves of Grass dripping wet from the mouth of Walt Whitman…
Acton Memorial Library – March 2017
I’ve been wanting to give a shout-out to this amazing actor for quite some time now, and after his third appearance … I’m finally doing it.
Raymond J. Gray Jr. High, Acton, August 3, 2017
The Response to Stephen’s performance was overwhelmingly positive. Students were engaged and talking about Stephen as they returned to their classes…
Merrimack Public Library
Thank you for your performance tonight; our community has such a passion for history…
Wayland Council on Aging October 2012
LETTER OF SUPPORT: Stephen Collins, Theater of the 30’s, 40’s, 50’s – He is an actor and an educator; a truly unique individual – articulate, passionate and engaging.
The Brattleboro Reformer – Oct 7, 1999
The Islander – Sanibel, Florida
The Observer – April 2, 1999
Boston Sunday Globe January 11, 1998
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