Louis Scheeder is an Arts Professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where he is the founder and Director of The Classical Studio, an advanced training program in the Department of Drama. He is also Associate Dean of Faculty for Tisch.

He served as the Producer of Washington’s Folger Theatre Group, was associated with the Manitoba Theatre Centre, and has worked at the Royal Shakespeare Company. He has directed on, off, and off-off Broadway and at regional theaters in the U.S. and Canada.

He has produced three off-Broadway shows, most notably Amlin Gray’s Obie-winner How I Got That Story.  He coauthored (with Shane Ann Younts of the Grad Acting Program) All The Words on Stage: A Complete Pronunciation Dictionary for the Plays of William Shakespeare, which is now being developed as an app. He has also contributed two chapters to Training of the American Actor. On behalf of the School, he has conducted acting workshops in Los Angeles, London, Havana, Johannesburg, and Cape Town. He has taught at the Shanghai Theatre Academy’s Winter Institute and will return there this January to work on Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman.

He is an Associate Director of London’s The Factory, the associate director of their Hamlet and The Odyssey and the Director of their Willow Globe offering of The Two Gentlemen of Verona.

Louis joined the Artistic Advisory Board in 2014.

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