Alec Wild

Devising Shakespeare

Alec Wild

Alec Wild has directed more than 50 productions at theaters across the country, including the Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Chautauqua Theatre Company, American Conservatory Theater (San Francisco), Milwaukee Shakespeare, and the Great River Shakespeare Festival, which he cofounded and where he served as Producing Director for eight years.

Most recently, he directed Swallows and Amazons at COCA, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at Saint Louis University, the 2013 and 2014 Shakespeare in the Streets projects for the Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, and The Maid’s Tragedy for the Academy for Classical Acting at Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. His last film, Whisper, won prizes for Best Film, Best Actress, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Musical Score, and Best Screenplay at the 2015 St. Louis 48 Hour Film Project, and was an official selection for the St. Louis Filmmakers’ Showcase and the St. Louis International Film Festival.

Alec holds an M.F.A. in directing from the Yale School of drama, and a B.F.A. in acting from Chicago’s Goodman School of Drama. He is currently the Director of the Academy for Classical Acting at Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C.

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