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Bart Williams

Southeast Missouri State University
Ass't Prof Acting/Stage Combat
Cape Girardeau, MO
Bart Williams, former Managing Director of the Michigan Shakespeare Festival, is an Artistic Associate of UK based Sell-A-Door Theatre, and an honorary member of the Chicago Associates of The Stratford Festival of Ontario. Bart holds an MFA from Wayne State University’s Hilberry Theatre, an MA from the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA) and a Master of Performance in Musical Theatre from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS). Bart maintains an active professional career as both a director and a performer in the US, Canada, and London. He has taught Stanislavsky-based acting theory at LIPA, and worked closely with R.C.Annie fight school in London as an acting, text, and violence specialist, and he has worked closely with the Young Vic’s Genesis Director’s program. Before joining the Conservatory, Bart has been a dialect and accent instructor for Roosevelt University’s Theatre Conservatory at the Chicago College of Performing Arts. He was mentored by Stratford’s former Head of Movement, John Broome, and current Head of Voice and Movement, Jeanine Pearson. In Chicago, Bart maintains ties with The Court Theatre and Speak By Design. Bart is a member of VASTA, SDC, DAI, SAFD, BASSC, SAFDi, FDC, NSFS, BADC, as well as Actor's Equity. His research interests include New-Work Devising, Violence Choreography & Vocal Health, and Shakespeare and the Classics for young audiences.

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