Jordan College of the Arts
Department of Theatre

Tim Hardy, Fall Semester 2009


Tim Hardy Small

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.