The artistic director of Shakespeare in the Park, Oskar Eustis, will explore two of Shakespeare’s greatest characters in two of Shakespeare's greatest plays. How do Rosalind and Hamlet speak to the current moment? What contemporary resonances in the plays might be a starting point for new productions? What are the dramatic devices Shakespeare drew on or created to tell these stories, and why do they still matter to audiences today?
Oskar Eustis has served as the artistic director of The Public Theater since 2005, after serving as the artistic director of Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, RI, from 1994 to 2005. Throughout his career, Eustis has been dedicated to the development of new work that speaks to the great issues of our time. In pursuit of that aim, he has worked with countless artists, including Tony Kushner, Suzan-Lori Parks, David Henry Hwang, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Richard Nelson, Rinne Groff, Tarell Alvin McCraney, and Lisa Kron. He has held professorships at UCLA, Middlebury College, and Brown University, and is currently a professor at New York University.