Current Season: Henry V, Duchess of Malfi, Venus in Fur, Cymbeline, Santaland Diaires, My Country of a Deaf Composer, Amerika, Julius Caesar
Previous Seasons: Richard III, Hamlet, Women of Will: the Complete Journey, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Venus and Adonis, As You Like It (Krumlov Shakespeare Festival), As You Like It, King Lear, A Midsummer Night’s Dream workshop, Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Juliet Educational Tour, One Man Hamlet, Hamlet (2009), Twelfth Night workshop, Macbeth, Shakespeare’s Country Matters
Guy Roberts is the Founder, CEO and Artistic Director of the Prague Shakespeare Company (PSC) as well as the Artistic Director of the Mermaid Theatre Company, a US based classical theatre company. As PSC producer and director, his European theatrical credits include Prague, Czech Republic productions of: Hamlet, Richard III, Women of Will: the Complete Journey, Venus and Adonis, As You Like It (also in Český Krumlov with the Krumlov Shakespeare Festival), King Lear, Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth (also on tour in Vienna), Twelfth Night, Hamlet, One Man Hamlet and his original play, Shakespeare’s Country Matters. His 5 actor version of Romeo and Juliet, a co-production with Bear Educational Theatre, currently tours schools throughout France, Austria, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
In America for PSC, Guy was recently seen as Henry in Henry V and Richard in thePSC/MST co-productions of Henry V and Richard III, which he also directed and as Michael Bakunin in the Main Street Theater (MST) production of The Coast of Utopia trilogy.
He served as Artistic Director of the Austin Shakespeare Festival (ASF) from 2001 – 2007. As the Artistic Director of the Mermaid Theatre Company and the Austin Shakespeare Festival, Guy led those organizations to ninety-two (92) B. Iden Payne and Austin Critic’s Table Award nominations for Theatre Excellence; personally receiving as a producer, director and actor, forty-two (42) B. Iden Payne and Austin Critic’s Table Award nominations for Theatre Excellence – winning multiple awards for Best Drama, Best Comedy, Best Director and Best Actor.
As producer, director and actor, his other New York and American Regional productions include: the American premiere of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s & David Johnston’s translation of Lope de Vega’s The Dog in the Manger, Henry V, Othello, As You Like It, King Lear, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Titus Andronicus, Richard III, The Rivals, The Glass Menagerie, La Ronde, The Tempest, W;t, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Undiscovered Country, The Lady from the Sea, The Importance of Being Earnest, Spring’s Awakening, Tweflth Night, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Taming of the Shrew, The Rover, Of Mice and Men, A Streetcar Named Desire and Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde.
Guy’s other recent appearances in Prague and Houston include Edmund in his production of King Lear and as Jaques/Adam in his production of As You Like It, produced in collaboration with Classical Theatre Company. He was also seen in Houston as Hamlet in his one man adaptation of the play for in another PSC/CTC collaboration as well as Pericles in Pericles, Sir Andrew Aguecheek in Twelfth Night and Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing for Houston Shakespeare Festival. Previously for PSC he appeared as Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet; Hamlet in a full production of the play at Vyšehrad (Vyše Castle) and Divadlo Na Pradle; and as Macbeth in his production of the play at Divadlo Komedie and L’Espace Electrique in Prague and on tour in Vienna. Other Shakespearean roles include: Hamlet, Henry V, Richard III, Jaques, Mercutio, Puck, Caliban, Demetrius and Romeo. Productions by: Huntington Theatre Company, Berkeley Rep, George Street Playhouse, Austin Playhouse, State Theater Company, Mermaid Theatre, Austin Shakespeare and Divadlo Miloco.
He has worked and studied with such theatre notables as Maria Aitken, Michael Langham, Tina Packer, Richard Cottrell, Irene Worth, Barry Edelstein, Mark Brokaw, Jane Nichols, Paul Robeling, Megan Cole, Jacques Cartier, Sharon Ott, Michael Bloom, Charles Towers, Peter Altman, Edward Gilbert, Scott Kanoff, Susan Kerner, Eric Shaeffer, Ron Holgate, Seanna McKenna, Fiona Reid, Michelle Farr, Juni Dahr and Franchelle Stewart Dorn. As a fight choreographer/director his work has been seen throughout America in various stage plays, operas and ballets as well as with the first national company of the Broadway musical big!, a production he also toured nationally with as a stage manager.
In addition to teaching at numerous theatre schools in New York, Boston and Texas, Guy also travels extensively conducting Shakespeare and Leadership workshops for Sigma Breakthrough Technologies, Inc., training corporate executives and managers in the art of leadership using essential Shakespearean lessons as a model for dealing with modern-day corporate challenges. Guy is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers, the Society of American Fight Directors and the Shakespeare Theatre Association.
Guy splits his time between the United States and Prague, Czech Republic.