William Roesch Named Associate Artist of The Old Globe
2010-05-26 · By Editor
Old Globe Executive Producer Lou Spisto named William Roesch an Associate Artist of The Old Globe at a ceremony held on May 24. He is the 53rd artist to receive the prestigious honor which recognizes his unique contribution to the institution. Roesch both directed and acted at the Globe for more than 20 years and served as Associate Artistic Director from 1962 to 1969.
Roesch directed more than 50 Globe productions over the course of his career. His first show as director was 1961’s Who Was That Lady I Saw You With? His directorial credits at the Globe include Look Back In Anger, Candida, The Subject Was Roses, Caesar and Cleopatra, Ah, Wilderness!, Misalliance, Hay Fever and Otherwise Engaged. His final turn as director was the 1980 production of Full Circle. As an actor, he last appeared on the Globe stage in the Craig Noel-directed 1997 production of Travels with my Aunt. His other credits as an actor at the Globe include Mister Roberts, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Richard III, Julius Caesar, The Comedy of Errors, Macbeth, Arsenic and Old Lace, Butley (Atlas Award) and Rosencrantz and Guilderstern are Dead (Atlas Award).
William Roesch also worked regionally at such theaters as La Jolla Playhouse, Arizona Theatre Company, Center Repertory Company and Spokane Interplayers. He served as the Director of Education and Outreach and Associate Artistic Director at San Diego Opera Company, and directed opera productions throughout the United States, including Santa Fe Opera.
The actors, directors and designers named Associate Artists of The Old Globe include Kandis Chappell, Richard Easton, Tovah Feldshuh, Robert Foxworth, Ralph Funicello, Lillian Garett-Groag, Harry Groener, A.R. Gurney, Mark Harelik, Dakin Matthews, Jonathan McMurtry, Marion Ross, Ken Ruta, Seret Scott, David Ogden Stiers and Robert Wojewodski.
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