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Talk Radio: The Director
William Roudebush
Mr. Roudebush has been directing for over thirty years at such theatres as Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Cleveland Play House, Syracuse Stage Company, Theatre Virginia, The GeVa Theatre, Walnut Street Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, The BoarsHead Theatre, the Miami and Palm Beach Opera Guilds and many others. In New York he was Artistic Director for the Ten More By Noonan series at the John Houseman Theatre as well as directing for Ensemble Studio Theatre, The American Folk Theatre, The Mint Theatre Company, The Actors Outlet, Pulse Ensemble Theatre, The Sammuel Beckett Theatre and the Village Gate where he researched his soon to be produced new musical Village Gate Follies. Bill has been based in Philadelphia for the past twelve years where he works as a freelance director/writer. His 2002 revival of Equus was nominated for eight Barrymore awards and won five including Best Overall Production of a Play, Best Ensemble, and Best Director. Most recently he adapted and directed a new musical based on the works of singer/songwriter Harry Chapin called Remember When the Music, which he will direct again at the Barter Theatre and Queens Theatre in the Park this fall. Bill is also an educator having taught at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC, University of Memphis, University of the Arts, and Virginia Commonwealth University, along with being Theatre School Director for the Walnut Street Theatre for four years. He is currently director of Musical Theatre for the Performing Arts Institute in Kingston, PA. His recently published book Acting By Mistake is available by logging onto He is a proud member of SSDC.


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