Louis Scheeder NYU - Tisch School School of the ArtsArts Professor, Director, Teacher

Founder and director of The Classical Studio, Louis Scheeder has taught at Tisch School of the Arts, NYU,  since 1989. In addition he has directed on, off, and off-off Broadway, and at regional theatres in the U.S. and Canada. Also Louis has served as Producer of Washington’s Folger Theatre Group, was associated with the Manitoba Theatre Centre, and worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company in London and Stratford-upon-Avon.

Louis Scheeder NYU
He has produced three off-Broadway shows, most notably Amlin Gray’s Obie-winner How I Got That Story. Additionally he co-authored (with Shane Ann Younts of the Grad Acting Program) All The Words on Stage: A Complete Pronunciation Dictionary for the Plays of William Shakespeare, contributed two chapters to Training of the American Actor, and, most recently, an article entitled, “Thinking Through Drama,” for Critical Reading Across the Curriculum.

On behalf of the Tisch School, he has conducted acting workshops in Los Angeles, London, Havana, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Singapore, and Shanghai.

He is a member of The Factory UK in London, and an Associate Director of both their Hamlet and The Odyssey.

 


Awards

The Distinguished Teaching Award, New York University (2014)

Georgetown Theatre Alumni Donn B. Murphy Hall of Fame (2005)

Distinction, Area Exams in Performance Studies, Movement and Modernism and Minstrelsy & American Popular Culture (1998)

Award for Academic Excellence, Performance Studies (1995)

Mayor’s Arts Award, For Achievement in The Arts,Washington, D.C. (1982)

Dixon Medal, Achievement in Drama, Georgetown University (1968)

 


Education

New York University, Ph.D., Performance Studies (2004)

New York University, M.A., Performance Studies (1995)

Columbia University, School of the Arts (1968-69)

Georgetown University, B.A. (1968)

 


Teaching

The Classical Studio (1991-present)

New York University/Tisch School of the Arts

Arts Professor (2006-present)

Associate Arts Professor (2004-2006)

Master Teacher (2001-2004)

Teacher (1995-2001)

Adjunct Faculty (1989-1995)

The Classical Studio (1991-present)

The World through Art, Plenary Lectures for the Department of Art and Public Policy (Spring 2015 & 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2002)

Director, The Shakespeare Ensemble (Spring, 1990)

Workshop in Shakespearean Verse (1989-2011)

School of the Arts (SOTA), Singapore (June to 2012)

Shanghai Theatre Academy, Winter Institute, Text Workshop (January 2014), Death of a Salesman Workshop (January 2015)

University of Wales, Newport/Skillset Screen Academy, King Lear Workshop with Student Filmmakers and Performers (June 2010)

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, Verse, Text, and Acting Workshop (September 2008, October 2014)

The Huntington Library, Shakespeare at the Huntington, Guest Lecturer, Shakespeare for Teachers (July 2006-2014)

University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, SA, Verse Workshops (January 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002)

The Actors’ Centre, Johannesburg, SA (January 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005)

University of Cape Town, Cape Town, SA Verse Workshop (February 2004)

Instituto Superior de Arte, Havana, Cuba, Shakespeare Workshop (March 2004)

Columbia University, Graduate Directing Program

  • Shakespeare in Performance (Spring 1991)
  • Thesis Advisor (Spring 1992)
  • Sarah Lawrence College, Graduate Theatre Program
  • Restoration Workshop (Fall 1994)
  • Shakespeare Workshop (Fall 1997, 1996, 1995, 1991)
  • Jacobean Workshop (Fall 1993)

University of Maryland, Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies, Visiting Consultant (1983-1991)

 


Professional Work

Broadway

CHARLIE & ALGERNON (1980)

CARRIE, Assistant Director (1988)

Off-Broadway

PASSOVER, American Jewish Theatre (1986)

CREEPS, Playhouse II (1973)

Off Off-Broadway

CYMBELINE, New York Classical Theatre (2008)

MANKYNDE, SoHo Playhouse, NY Fringe (2004)

THE LAST TIME I SAW TIMMY BOGGS, Westbank Cafe (1990)

Manhattan Punchline – Festival of One Acts (1992, 1991, 1990, 1989)

THE MONKEY BUSINESS

THE CHRISTMAS RULES

BRUNCH AT TRUDY AND PAUL’S

THE GETTYSBURG SOUND BITE

London

THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, Director at The Willow Globe, Wales, The Factory (2013)

THE ODYSSEY, Associate Director (2012), The Factory

ROUND TWO, Co-Director, Spiral Booths Scratch Performances @ The Victoria and Albert Museum (2010)

HAMLET, Associate Director, The Factory (2007-2012)

ROUND ONE, Co-Director, The Factory (2009)

Royal Shakespeare Company, Assistant Director (1987-88)

Canada

HEDDA GABLER, Centre Stage, Toronto (1985)

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, National Arts Centre, Ottawa (1984)

THE LITTLE FOXES, THIMBLERIG, BLOOD RELATIONS, CLIMATE OF THE TIMES, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Manitoba Theatre Centre (1982-84)

Regional

RICHARD III, Shakespeare Santa Monica (2007)

KING LEAR, Shakespeare Santa Monica (2006)

ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL, Shakespeare Santa Monica (2005)

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Santa Monica Shakespeare Project (2004)

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, Pacific Rep (2002)

LIFE IN THE TREES, GeVa Theatre (1991)

ICARUS, Baltimore Theater Project (1989)

CUSTER, CHARLIE & ALGERNON, Kennedy Center (1979, 1980)

TWELFTH NIGHT, LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST, AS YOU LIKE IT, JULIUS CAESAR, RICHARD II, RICHARD III, THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, WHOSE LIFE IS IT, ANYWAY?, THE FOOL, TOTAL ECLIPSE, HAPPY DAYS, THE REVENGER’S TRAGEDY, et al., Folger Theatre Group (1973-81)

Director

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (1991)

CYMBELINE (1993)

KING JOHN, PERICLES, HENRY IV, Parts One and Two, TWELFTH NIGHT, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL, THE REVENGER’S TRAGEDY, MEASURE FOR MEASURE, ‘TIS PITY SHE’S A WHORE, HENRY V, THE WITCH OF EDMONTON, HAMLET (2000)

RICHARD II (2001)

AS YOU LIKE IT, HENRY VI, Parts One, Two, and Three, ROMEO AND JULIET, KING LEAR, THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA (2005)

CORIOLANUS, RICHARD III, HAMLET(2007)

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE (2008)

MEASURE FOR MEASURE (2009)

Co-Director

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, LOVE’S LABOR’S LOST, CYMBELINE (2010)

MACBETH, THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA (2012)

RICHARD II (2013)

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[toggle title=”Text/Verse Consultant”]TWELFTH NIGHT, Shakespeare Santa Monica (2013)

ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL /THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, Shakespeare Santa Monica (2012)

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Shakespeare Santa Monica (2011)

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE/LOVE’S LABOR’S LOST, Shakespeare Santa Monica (2010)

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE/THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, Royal Shakespeare Company, London and Stratford-upon-Avon (2008)

HAMLET/OTHELLO, Met Playhouse, Los Angeles (2006)

Dance

Director, KEEPER, Choreographer, Jordana Toback, HERE,

N.Y. Fringe Festival and SoHo Arts Festival (1998)

Director, LET’S GO THUNDERING, Choreographer, Jordana Toback, P.S. 122 and HERE (1997)

Director, RUBY, Choreographer, Jordana Toback, HERE (1996)

Director, NEAR RUINS, Colin Connor, Choreographer, with Colin Connor and Risa Steinberg, Ohio Theatre (1996)

Producer

TODAY, I AM A FOUNTAIN PEN, off-Broadway (1986)

DIAMONDS, off-Broadway (1984)

HOW I GOT THAT STORY, off-Broadway (1982), Obie Award

Folger Theatre Group (1973-81),

Folger Theatre Group, Associate Artistic Director (1971-73)

 


 

Louis Scheeder NYU - Classical Studio

 NYU Tisch School of the Arts

 

the royal shakespeare company 2011

RSC – Royal Shakespeare Company

 

Shanghai Theatre Company 2015 Winter Institute

 Shanghai Theatre Academy “Winter Institute 2015”

 

Shanghai Theatre Company

 Shanghai Theatre Academy

 

Shakespeare's Globe 2008 Victoria Shalet 2

The Factory at the Globe Theatre