Alec Wild is Director of Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting at George Washington University. He has directed more than 70 productions at theaters across the country, including the Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Chautauqua Theatre Company, American Conservatory Theater (San Francisco), Milwaukee Shakespeare, and the Great River Shakespeare Festival, which he cofounded and where he served as Producing Director for eight years. He was artistic director of the Illinois Shakespeare Festival and the award-winning Folio Theatre in Chicago. Most recently, he directed Pericles and The Maid’s Tragedy for the Academy for Classical Acting at Shakespeare Theatre Company, and the 2013 and 2014 Shakespeare in the Streets projects for the Shakespeare Festival St. Louis. His last film, Whisper, won prizes for Best Film, Best Actress, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Musical Score, and Best Screenplay at the 2015 St. Louis 48 Hour Film Project, and was an official selection for the St. Louis Filmmakers’ Showcase and the St. Louis International Film Festival. Alec holds an M.F.A. in directing from the Yale School of drama, and a B.F.A. in acting from the Theatre School at DePaul University.