On Thursday, April 14, SDCF hosted a special Roundtable discussion on Directing Classics with director Davis McCallum.
Davis McCallum recently completed his first season as Artistic Director of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. His recent productions in New York include Fashions for Men (Mint Theater; Drama Desk, Lortel and Outer Critics Circle Nominations for Best Revival); Pocatello (Playwrights Horizons), The Whale (Playwrights Horizons; Lucille Lortel Award for Best Play; Calloway Nomination for Best Director), Water by the Spoonful (Second Stage; Pulitzer Prize for Drama); February House (Public Theater; Outer Critics Circle Nomination for Best Musical); and London Wall (Mint Theater; Drama Desk and Lortel Nominations for Best Revival). Other credits include productions at the Signature Theater Company, 13P, Clubbed Thumb, Play Company, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Partial Comfort Productions, Page 73, and the New Victory Theater. His extensive background with Shakespeare and the classics includes productions at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Guthrie Theater, the Old Globe, The Pearl Theater Company, and the American Shakespeare Center, as well as four productions for The Acting Company, the country’s preeminent classical touring theater. A graduate of Princeton, he studied Shakespeare at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and trained as a director at LAMDA. He has taught Acting and Directing at Princeton and The New School for Drama. He is the father of two young sons, Thomas and Angus.