JOHN HARDY, DIRECTOR & PERFORMER
Appears Courtesy of Actors' Equity Association
Over the course of a thirty-five-year career, John has directed over 125 professional productions including Othello at Nebraska Shakespeare in 2015. Elsewhere he has directed Oedipus The King, Antigone, Henry V, Tartuffe, Macbeth, The Man of La Mancha, The Mikado, The Taming of the Shrew, Amadeus, The Grapes of Wrath and others. As an actor at Nebraska Shakespeare, John played Malvolio in Twelfth Night and Marcus Andronicus in Titus Andronicus in 2013 and Jacques in As You Like It in 2015. At other theatres John has played Tom Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie, Hamlet, Macbeth, Fred in A Christmas Carol (Off-Broadway) Teach in American Buffalo and others. As a playwright, John has had over 200 productions of fifteen plays plays produced around the globe. John tours two one-man plays around the country: Rattlesnake, an original play of his in which he plays sixteen characters, and one-man original adaptation of A Christmas Carol in which he plays forty-three characters. John is thrilled to be back in Omaha working with the fine artists and artisans of Nebraska Shakespeare. MFA: The University of Alabama; Ph.D.: Texas Tech University.