Tim Hardy, Fall Semester 2009
The Butler Department of Theatre is pleased to announce the Fall
2009 Guest Artist Residency of internationally-acclaimed
actor/director Tim Hardy. While at Butler, Mr. Hardy will teach
courses in Shakespeare acting and direct our second mainstage
production of the season, The Merchant of Venice.
Based in London, Mr. Hardy is on the faculty of the Royal
Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and has performed with the Royal
Shakespeare Company (in Peter Brook's Marat/Sade and Peter
Hall's Henry V) and at prestigious theatres across the
United Kingdom and Europe in plays by Shakespeare, Moliere, Brecht,
Stoppard, Wilde, Shaw, and more. A company member of Opera Music
Theatre London, Mr. Hardy has also performed in numerous operas and
musical theatre productions including La Traviata, The
Magic Flute, and Guys and Dolls. He has narrated over
300 television documentaries, including series for The
Discovery Channel and The History Channel, and his
on-camera television work includes roles opposite Ian McKellen and
Michael Gambon. Mr. Hardy's extensive directing credits include
Romeo and Juliet, Othello, Twelfth
Night, Julius Caesar, Twelve Angry Men,
The Crucible, Gaslight, Lady Windermere's
Fan, The Seagull, The Arcadians, and The
Doll's House. Hardy has also completed three residencies with
the Actors from the London Stage-a professional touring group which
comes to ten universities in ten weeks teaching courses during the
day and performing during the evening.
Butler Theatre Hosts Galileo
Butler Theatre is proud to host Galileo, an exciting,
new one-man play celebrating the 400th anniversary of Galileo's
discoveries and exploring the tensions between science and religion
through one man's struggle for intellectual and spiritual
salvation. Galileo, by Nic Young, features acclaimed
London actor, Tim Hardy, who is our Fall 2009 Butler Theatre Guest
Artist in Residence.
Performance Dates: Tuesday, Sept 8th and
Wednesday, Sept 9th at 7:00pm
Location: Lilly Hall Studio Theatre 168
Tickets: Free; reservations required.
A postshow panel featuring Mr. Hardy and faculty from across the
Butler campus follows each performance.