Management and Staff
From daily office operations to performances, Shakespeare Dallas relies on a small but dynamic staff to keep things rolling. Get to know the staff members who are working hard behind the scenes to deliver an exciting new season of Shakespeare on stage:
Raphael Parry, Executive & Artistic Director
Noted director and actor Raphael Parry has been with Shakespeare Dallas since 2002. In January 2008, Mr. Parry assumed the role of Executive & Artistic Director of Shakespeare Dallas. During his tenure at Shakespeare Dallas, he has directed The Merry Wives of Windsor, King Lear, Tartuffe, Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), Pericles, Twelfth Night, Cyrano de Bergerac, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Taming of the Shrew, Othello, Romeo & Juliet, The Tempest, The Winter’s Tale, The Comedy of Errors, Hamlet and a world premiere adaptation of Henry IV Parts 1 and 2. He most recently played the title role in Titus Andronicus.
Before serving in his current role as Executive & Artistic Director and his former role as Producing Artistic Director, Raphael was a guest artist and directed Macbeth and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. He also acted in Shakespeare Dallas productions from 1984 including Twelfth Night, Richard III, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and King Lear.
Mr. Parry is the co-founder and former Co-Artistic Director of Undermain Theatre. During his tenure at the Undermain, he directed and acted in over 40 productions. Memorable projects at the Undermain include Goose and Tom Tom, Ghosts, Disgrace, Camino Real, The Deatherians, an international tour to Macedonia of Sarajevo, and a trio of play commissions from long time collaborator Erik Ehn including The Red Plays, Beginner, and Shiner. Additional selected directing/performance credits include An Almost Holy Picture (Echo Theatre); Road, Fool For Love (Kitchen Dog); Tartuffe, A Christmas Carol (Dallas Theater Center), and A Streetcar Named Desire (Zachary Scott Theater in Austin).
A recipient of citations from the Dallas Theatre Critics’ Forum and the Leon Rabin Awards, Raphael was recognized for his ongoing contributions to the theatrical scene with the Dallas Theatre League- Standing Ovation Award in the fall of 2006. Raphael is also the Director of Texas Bound – Arts and Letters Live, a literary series presented at the Dallas Museum of Art and is the Chief Artistic Officer of Project X.
Associate Artistic Director
Julie Osborne Watts
Director of Educational Tours
Director of Training
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