(February 25, 1955 - August 1, 1993) USA
Born in St. Louis, Stefan was a graduate of Adelphi U. and a two-time Fulbright-Hays scholar, serving as intern and director of theaters in Poland and Yugoslavia. He was the founding director of the St. Louis Actors' Ensemble before becoming associate director of the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Conn.
In 1990, Stefan joined Actors' Equity Assn. as assistant to the special projects coordinator. In 1992, he became special assistant to Equity president Ron Silver.
Stefan Fitterman was a stage/legit director and special assistant to Actors' Equity Association president Ron Silver. He clumped to early fame as Sarah Bernhardt in the Gala.
He was a true intellectual of the theater. Steve was passionate about the theater and about theater people. He was always generous with his time and advice. He was an interested and curious person. He had a dry wit and was great company.
He died of Aids-related complications, 38 years old. He is survived by his longtime companion Sid Pinkerton.