Rod Carley's Shakespearean Adaptations
"[Rod Carley] has directed and produced over eighty productions to date, both nationally and internationally, ranging from the classics to the development of new Canadian work. He spent two seasons with the Stratford Festival as resident Assistant Director and was the first recipient of the Festival's Jean Gascon Director's Award; he also recieved a Tyrone Guthrie Award. He was nominated for the first John Hirsch Director's Award in 1993 and in 1997 was short-listed for the Pauline McGibbon Award for his body of work to date.
"He has free-lance directed across the country doing summer stock, regional theatre, musicals, summer festivals, university and college productions, and community outreach programs through Theatre Ontario. His adaptation and direction of The Othello Project (published for the first time in our Online Anthology) earned him a 1996 DORA Award Nomination for Outstanding Direction as well as a 1998 Carbonnell Award Nomination for Outstanding Direction (Florida Shakespeare Festival, Miami). His adaptation and production of King Lear earned a 1992 DORA Award Nomination. He directed the premieres of Jason Sherman's first work, A Place Like Pamela, at the Tarragon Theatre, and, David Widdicombe's Dinosaur Dreams for the Factory Theatre. He served on Crow's Theatre Board of Directors in Toronto for two years and was responsible for assisting new play development. Rod has been committed to developing the work of northern Ontario writers. He has directed and dramaturged James Stewart's The Ezekiel Complex and Fractured at the White Water Gallery." (from Rod Carley)
Video Clip: "Rod Carley on directing Shakespeare"
Video Clip: "The Othello Project Interview on CBC"
Video Clip: "Coriolanus Interview on CBC"