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John Nagle

Executive Director

John is an actor, director, fight director and teaching artist. As an actor John has toured the country extensively, having performed in 38 states. Credits include Romeo and Juliet (Arkansas Repertory Theatre), Measure for Measure (Connecticut Repertory Theatre), The Last Night of Ballyhoo (The Helen Hayes Performing Arts Center). Over 10 productions of Shakespeare's work with The Alabama Shakespeare Festival. New York credits include performances with The National Shakespeare Company, The International Fringe Festival, The Accidental Theatre Company and MOONWORK.

He toured with The National Shakespeare Company as Bottom in A Midsummer Nights Dream and Casca in Julius Caesar. In 2003, John toured the country as the voice of Scooby Doo in Scooby Doo In Stagefright! John enjoyed being one of only a handful of people to ever have been approved by Warner Brothers to do the official Scooby Doo voice. John's voice can also be heard on several national radio spots. In 2006 John appeared as Robert Cushman in the Emmy nominated movie Desperate Crossing: The Untold Story of The Mayflower.

Directing credits include Romeo and Juliet (The National Shakespeare Company), Loose Knit (The Stella Adler Studio of Acting /NYU production), Twelfth Night, and The Comedy of Errors (Vermont Shakespeare Company), as well as several original off-off Broadway plays. Fight Direction credits include National Shakespeare Company, Chelsea Opera Company, MOONWORK and several off-off Broadway shows. In May of 2009, John will be directing a production of The Taming of the Shrew at Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre.

John is on the faculty at The Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City, where he teaches Scene Study and Shakespeare. John also co-developed The Summer Shakespeare Outreach program for inner city youth at Stella Adler. Other teaching: The Children's Aid Society and The New Dance Group. He has also conducted stage combat and Shakespeare workshops in schools all across the USA. John is a certified actor/combatant with The Society of American Fight Directors and holds an MFA from The University of Alabama/ Alabama Shakespeare Festival. He is a member of Actor's Equity.

Currently, John works as the Operations Manager of The Atrium, a restaurant and special events venue in New York City.

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