Robert G. Anderson
Robert G Anderson returns to Willamette University to direct he George Bernard Shaw comedy, You Never Can Tell, and perform in A Bright Room Called Day. Robert's pervious Willamette experience includes performing the roles of Judge Adams in The Broken Jug, Hatch in The Sea, George Lewis in Once in a Lifetime and Iago in Othello. He directed Boy's Life and The Sisterhood while on the Willamette Theatre faculty during the 1996-1997 school year.
Robert G. Anderson is currently an assistant professor in the Theatre Department at the University of Illinois, as well as a working actor, director and producer. In ten seasons with the Utah Shakespearean Festival, he has appeared in Henry V, Timon of Athens, Taming of the Shrew and Hamlet, among others. As an actor he has also performed with the Shakespeare Festivals of Baltimore, Idaho and Illinois (most recently as Iago in Othello), Tacoma Actors Guild, The Empty Space (Seattle) and Appletree Theatre. Directing credits include productions with Milwaukee Shakespeare, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Huron Theatre (where he served as Artistic Director for three seasons) and, for the past five years, Utah Shakespearean Festival's "New American Playwrights Project". Most recently, he staged a critically acclaimed production of Richard II for Actors Revolution in Chicago.
He is a founder and the resident director for the American Shakespeare Theatre Company, an international touring theatre. Anderson also produced the documentary Within A Play, (directed by Mark Ring) chronicling the American Shakespeare Theatre's tour of Hamlet to Taiwan; the film aired on the Sundance Channel.
He received his MFA from the Professional Theater Training Program at the University of Delaware and is a member of Actor's Equity Association.