James Evans, Director, Bell Shakespeare Company
James Evans is Associate Director at Bell Shakespeare. He is a graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Art (Acting) and holds a Master of Arts (English) from the University of Sydney. For Bell Shakespeare, James has directed two national touring productions, “Much Ado About Nothing” and “Julius Caesar”, also directing “Macbeth”, “Romeo and Juliet” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” for young audiences. He has appeared in “Hamlet”, “Richard 3”, “Romeo and Juliet”, “Macbeth” and “Henry IV”, and is the host of Bell Shakespeare’s popular podcast, “Speak the Speech”. James co-wrote and presented the acclaimed iPad App Starting Shakespeare (named Best New App by Apple in 17 countries) and co-directed the ABC online series Shakespeare Unbound. He has been a visiting artist at the University of San Diego, as well as presenting a series of Shakespeare and leadership seminars in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, Mumbai and Singapore. James’ work with Shakespeare in juvenile detention centres is the subject of the award-winning feature documentary “Kings of Baxter”.