April 8, 2003
|Orlando-UCF Shakespeare Festival - Equity Forum|
Mark your calenders. April 21st, 7:30pm, our next Equity forum will be with Richard Width, the Orlando-UCF Shakespeare Festival Education Director. We are proud to have him join us in our monthly forums, as this month it's all about the BARD. And who better to ask those all important questions to, than someone who knows the ins and outs of handling the material, how to audition, how to choose the best audition piece etc... PLEASE JOIN US. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!
A 1991 cum laude graduate of Boston University's School of Theater Arts, Richard Width is the founding Education Director and a member of the senior artistic staff of the Orlando-UCF Shakespeare Festival. In addition to his University degree, he has trained with the New Jersey Ballet Company, the American Boychoir, the McCarter Theatre, the Actor's Studio, Shakespeare and Co., and Sheila Allen (Enchanted April) and Michael Maloney (Branaugh's Midwinter's Tale , Othello, and Hamlet) former members of the Royal Shakespeare Company. He has received a New Jersey State Governor's Award for Excellence in Arts and Education, an NFAA scholarship, and three United Arts awards for Arts Education. He has directed and taught Shakespearian text, acting, playwriting, and stage combat with the Rebel Shakespeare Company, Mermaid Theater Co., Texas and Orlando Shakespeare Festivals, the New Jersey State Governor's School for the Arts, Rollins College, SCC, UCF, The Chautauqua Institute in upstate New York, and numerous elementary, middle, and high schools along the Eastern seaboard.
Locally, in addition to his Festival work where he has directed/performed in over 40 productions, Width directed the critically acclaimed Lear for RS&C productions, danced in Southern Ballet Theateršs Midsummer Night's Dream , collaborated with the American Jewish Ballet, and written a new play entitled THE ECLIPSE and an adaptation of E.M. Forester's MAURICE for OSF's Playlab. Nationally, he has appeared on The Guiding Light, One Life To Live, All My Children, in several independent films (Romeo's Flavor, Every Angel's Gotta Have It, and Multi-Facial directed by Vin Diesel) with the Texas Shakespeare Festival (Measure for Measure, Tempest, and Moliere's The Learned Ladies), and in numerous regional productions including Macbeth, Racing Demons, Our Town and Michael Maloney's Romeo and Juliet.