Allyn is thrilled to return to Shakespeare & Company as the company’s Artistic Director. He was an artistic associate here for several years and acted in numerous productions, including King John (King John), Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick), Henry V(Henry V), A Midsummer Night’s Dream(Oberon), Henry IV, Part 1(Hal), Measure for Measure(Angelo), Betrayal(Jerry), The House of Mirth(Lawrence Selden), Love’s Labours Lost(Berowne), Macbeth(Macduff), and The Compleat Works of Shakespeare. He was the Artistic Director of Actors’ Shakespeare Project in Boston for 7 years. Directing credits there include Romeo & Juliet , Pericles, Jon Lipsky’s Living in Exile, Richard II, and The Tempest. Acting credits for ASP include The Winter’s Tale(Leontes), Henry VI Part 2(Gloucester and Jack Cade)Henry VIII( Henry VIII), Twelfth Night(Malvolio), Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2(Hotspur and Pistol), Timon of Athens(Timon), All’s Well that Ends Well(Parolles), King Lear (Kent), Measure for Measure(Duke Vincentio), and Richard III(Duke of Clarence) . Recently in the Boston area, he has performed in productions of Can You Forgive Her at the Huntington Theatre, Breaking the Code at Underground Railway Theatre, Shipwrecked at The Lyric Stage, Oceanside, The Seafarer, Pursuit of Happiness, and The Homecoming at Merrimack Repertory Theater, and Five by Tenn, at Speakeasy Stage. He was the 2006 Elliot Norton Award recipient for The Homecoming, King Lear, and Five byTenn and a 2011 IRNE Award Winner for Breaking the Code. Off-Broadway credits include Bug, Killer Joe, Louis Slotin Sonata, Closetland, and The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd. He has worked at a number of theaters around the country, including Actors’ Theatre of Louisville, The American Conservatory Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, The Denver Center, and The Walnut St. Theatre. Television credits include The Broad Squad, Law and Order, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, and Against the Law, and he can be seen in the films The Company Men, Julie& Julia, and Manchester by the Sea.
A native of Weymouth MA, Adam Davis has fulfilled leadership roles in theatre management for more than 15 years. He comes to Shakespeare & Company from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission where he was Managing Director of productions in charge of programming and day-to-day operations for more than 230 events annually. During his tenure at the commission he had a major impact on the county-owned John Anson Ford Theatre, a historic venue in the Hollywood Hills presenting a culturally diverse summer season of music, dance, theatre and family offerings.
Mr. Davis supervised and strategized fundraising for a $67 million renovation of the Ford completed in 2016. He also launched two free programs to extend the Ford brand: The Ford on the Road to create awareness of the arts in underserved communities and JAM Sessions that brought together Ford artists and members of the public in arts engagement activities. He produced the L.A. County Holiday Celebration, an annual event at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion of the Music Center of Los Angeles featuring 600 performing artists from the county’s myriad cultural communities. The show is televised live and Davis received an Emmy award for the 54th edition of the celebration in 2013.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Davis served as Theatre Operations Manager of the Center for the Arts, a three-theatre complex at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, and Company Manager at La Jolla Playhouse in La Jolla, California. While on the west coast, he contributed to the work of regional organizations as a board member of California Presenters, and participant in the Southern California Leadership Network. Adam Davis holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre from Principia College.
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Shakespeare & Company is a professional live theatre company in the heart of the Berkshires, presenting a vibrant summer performance season featuring the works of Shakespeare in repertory with classic and contemporary plays. The Company offers one of the most extensive actor training programs by a regional theatre in the country, and is also home to an award-winning and nationally recognized theatre-in-education program.