Visual Arts: Film
Stephen Stolee is a producer and director, known for Out of Gas (2007), A Portrait of Louise (2009) and Another Man’s Treasure (2017). He also manages the production of the Ten Minute Play Festival, assigning directors to plays and facilitating interactions with playwrights, directors, actors, crew and hosting production staff at BPA.
Bainbridge Islander Steve Stolee, founder and president of Island Theatre, was named one of our newest Island Treasures in 2019. As an actor, photographer, designer, director and videographer, Steve has been documenting Bainbridge Island, its stories, and its inhabitants for years. Listen here to find out what inspires him and how Island Theatre got its start.
Born in North Dakota, Steve spent his twenties in Alaska before coming to Bainbridge Island in 1979. Initially working in construction, his first appearance on the BPA stage was in 1981. Over time he was in a number of shows there, eventually serving on the board and getting involved with a number of intriguing projects before starting Island Theatre with Louise Mills.
For more about Steve and other Island Treasures, visit https://islandtreasureawards.org/.