Artistic Director – Kevin Hammond
As Artistic Director for Humber River Shakespeare Kevin has directed Twelfth Night, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, Comedy of Errors, As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet, A Christmas Carol, Hamlet & Ophelia: A Shakespeare Cabaret, among other works. In 2012 Kevin was selected to participate in the Michael Langham Workshop for Classical Direction at the Stratford Festival where he spent two seasons as an Assistant Director. While at the Festival he also directed workshop productions of Double Falsehood and an original Shakespeare mash-up he created, entitled A Most Unnoble Swerving.
Upcoming Directing Projects: This fall he will be directing Othello for the Arabian Shakespeare Festival in San Francisco. He will also be directing The Taming of the Shrew for the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company in 2015.
Kevin spent five years as Artistic Director for Toronto’s Shakespeare in the Rough (2001-2005) and continues his work with the Bard as a co-founder of the Toronto Shakespeare Workout. Kevin also coaches and teaches Shakespeare to many young actors. While with Shakespeare in the Rough he was able to work as assistant director on Much Ado About Nothing and The Merchant of Venice.
Kevin is the featured voice performer for Oxford University Press’ OXFORD NEXT on-line Shakespeare Program.
He has also worked at The Actors’ Fund of Canada, an organization dedicated to helping entertainment industry professionals in times of emergency. Kevin has also been the coordinator for The Dora Mavor Moore Awards, The Chalmers Awards and The Toronto Arts Awards. Producing credits include Othello, Much Ado About Nothing, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare in the Rough), Hosanna (Shockalot Productions), The Two Gentlemen of Verona, David Warrack’s Treasure Island (StarkNakedMad). Kevin has also worked as General Manager for the Performing Arts Lodges of Canada, as an Arts Publicist in New York, a production assistant at Harbourfront, and assistant company manager in the early years of Soulpepper Theatre.
Kevin recently completed the Certificate Course in Arts Education in partnership with York University and the Stratford Shakespeare Festival.
Artistic Producer – Sara Moyle
This is Sara’s sixth year as Artistic Producer and Co-Founder of Humber River Shakespeare. Sara studied theatre at Ryerson and completed a degree in Creative Writing at York University. Sara’s classical theatre credits include: Macbeth, Twelfth Night, Othello, Comedy of Errors, Love’s Labours Lost, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Driftwood Theatre Group), Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare in the Rough), Much Ado About Nothing (Theatre by the Bay), Romeo/Juliet: Remixed (Spark Productions). For Humber River Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing, A Christmas Carol, Taming of the Shrew, The Comedy of Errors, and Macbeth. Sara’s theatre in education credits include Shakespeare Shorts (Driftwood), Everything you Ever Wanted to Know About Shakespeare…(Tempest Theatre), High Life and Survival U (Expect Theatre), Shakespearience, Pleiades Theatre, and Playshops for HRSC. Directing credits include, The Sonnet Show (HRSC), Trafalgar 24 (Driftwood), and Cherry Docs (Vaughan City Playhouse).