Sunday, April 3, 2016

Living Shakespeare - The Nashville Shakespeare Festival

Living Shakespeare
The Nashville Shakespeare Festival
Sunday, April 24, 2-3pm
Free event. No registration required.

Featuring scenes from Shakespeare’s greatest works, two seasoned actors share their combined 50 years of experience performing Shakespeare. It is not to be missed!
Denice Hicks (Artistic Director) has been working for The Nashville Shakespeare Festival since 1990 as an actor, director, teaching artist, and has held the position of Artistic Director since 2005. Educated at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, she moved to Nashville in 1980 to perform at Opryland USA. An Ingram Fellowship award winner, and advocate for Arts in Education, she has edited and directed touring productions of Shakespeare’s works, developed and facilitated workshops for students of all ages and designed and implemented the NSF Apprentice Company Training and Shakespeare Allowed! programming. She has been a guest lecturer at many Universities and served as a Teaching Artist for the Leonard Bernstein Center, Nashville Institute for the Arts, Tennessee Arts Academy, and the Folger Shakespeare Library Institute. In 2012 she served as a guest lecturer with the Cooperative Center for Study Abroad program for three weeks in Stratford-Upon-Avon and London. Recently, she was honored by the Nashville Scene as one of the “Twenty-five Nashvillians who've shaped the city for the better since 1989”.

Brian Russell - Brian's nearly thirty-five-year career has spanned all aspects of theatrical endeavor, from acting to directing, from teaching to working as a technical director.  He has been seen on nearly every professional stage in Nashville, including the Nashville Shakespeare Festival, the Nashville Children's Theatre, Tennessee Repertory Theatre, Chaffin's Barn, Blackbird Theatre, Actor's Bridge Ensemble, and StudioTenn among others.  Additionally, Brian has appeared in several films, as well as music videos.  His work has garnered him accolades from The Nashville Scene as well as First Night awards, a Jeff Norton award from Tampa, and the 2001 Ingram Theatre Fellowship awarded by the Tennessee Arts Commission.