Ian Hersey

Scene Study

IAN HERSEY is an actor, director and teacher of Shakespeare. He currently teaches both realism and Shakespeare at The Stella Adler Studio. He was the assistant director of the Dan Sullivan’s much lauded production of Cymbeline at the Delacorte. He is directing As You Like It at The Stella Adler Studio where he recently directed a standing room only production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Other directing credits include Cymbeline at NYU Grad Acting, 12th Night, Suddenly Last Summer, All’s Well That Ends Well and Comedy of Errors at The Stella Adler Studio and Macbeth and 12th Night at The Atlantic Theater School. He adapted and co-directed a production of Othello for the Jose Limon dance company. Text and Dialogue Coaching credits include The Old Globe, The Public Theater, The Juilliard School, Williamstown, Shakespeare on the Sound, The 52nd Street Project, The Flea and R.Evolucion Latina. He served as Assistant Director of King Lear Starring Sam Waterston at The Public. He was the Shakespeare Initiative Associate at The Public Theater for three years. An alumnus of the NYSF Shakespeare Lab, The Actors Center and Stella Adler, teaching credits include The Brown/Trinity MFA program, Barnard College, New World School of the Arts, SUNY Purchase, The Actors Center and internationally renowned The Shakespeare Lab. He has taught Shakespeare at The Shakespeare Society, also in high schools, middle schools, colleges, prisons, community centers, shelters, parks, public libraries, camps and conservatories. He helped to develop The Mobile Unit at The Public Theater, as well as wrote and implemented the accompanying audience engagement and education workshops that went with it.  He wrote curriculum for The Old Globe’s Globe for All, traveling Shakespeare unit. He created and ran A Midsummer Day’s Camp at The Public Theater for close to a decade. A recipient of the Fox Foundation Fellowship, he studied Shakespeare with Ron Van Lieu, Barry Edelstein, Michael Langham, Mario Siletti, Peter Francis James, Brian Murray, Catherine Fitzmaurice, Tim Carroll, Maria Aitken and Rob Clare. Other acting teachers include Lloyd Richards, Olympia Dukakis and Earle Gister. As an actor he has performed on stage and television, in film and commercials.  Ian is currently the master teacher and curriculum designer for the R.Evolucion Latina Shakespeare Project, He holds a Master’s in Education from Harvard University.

Posted in