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Short Shakespeare!

Romeo and Juliet

February 23

March 23, 2013

in CST's Courtyard Theater

directed and adapted by Rachel Rockwell

Matt Hawkins

Fight Choreographer

Matt Hawkins returns to Chicago Shakespeare Theater for his seventeenth production, in which he has played various roles—as fight choreographer, assistant director, director or actor: King Lear, Henry V, Julius Caesar, The Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night, Edward II, Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, Romeo and Juliet and The Merchant of Venice; the Short Shakespeare! productions of Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet; and CPS Shakespeare! productions of Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Othello and Hamlet. Other Chicago credits include productions with: Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Lookingglass Theatre Company, The House Theatre of Chicago and Writers Theatre, among others. Regional credits include productions with: South Coast Repertory, American Players Theatre, The Kennedy Center and the Stratford Festival. Mr. Hawkins has been nominated for twelve Jeff Awards and has received five. He earned his BFA in acting from Southern Methodist University and his MFA in directing from The University of Iowa. Mr. Hawkins is a lecturer in music theatre for the Department of Theatre at Northwestern University and is also an adjunct lecturer at Loyola University Chicago.

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