The Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival welcomes accomplished actor, director, educator, and the Ryan Producing Artistic Director of the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival, Grant Mudge. Now in his nineteenth year as an artistic director and his third for the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival (NDSF), Grant previously served as the Founding Artistic Director for the Richmond Shakespeare Festival (VA) at Agecroft Hall. Highlights there included helping to develop Richmond Center Stage, touring to 23 states and more than 200,000 people, and fourteen consecutive years playing Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol for Two Actors.
At Notre Dame, in 2013 Grant created a pilot touring program for regional schools, NDSF: ON TOUR, bringing Shakespeare performances and accompanying workshops to middle and secondary students throughout Northern Indiana, as well as the first-ever subscription season in NDSF history.
Grant's directing and acting credits include more than 50 productions. As an actor, Grant's performances include the title roles in Henry V and Macbeth, Warwick/Poins/Glendower and The Douglas in [The History Cycle], as well as Orsino in Twelfth Night, Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, Trinculo/Ferdinand in The Tempest, Oberon/Theseus in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Orlando in As You Like It, and Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew.
A member of Notre Dame's Film, Television, and Theatre faculty, Grant also serves on the Executive Committee of the Shakespeare Theatre Association (STA), whose annual conference Shakespeare at Notre Dame will host in January of 2016.
Please Plan to Join Us
Mudge's presentation promises to be both an enjoyable and enlightening way to spend the afternoon. The address is free and open to the public.
Free Public Presentation - "My Sighs Stream: Comedy and Empowerment in All's Well That Ends Well."
October 2.....................................4 p.m. Pere Marquette Room, Kirkhof Center Allendale Campus Reception preceding the presentation, 3 p.m.