Lee Wilson

Lee Wilson

Lee is an assistant professor of acting at the University of Windsor, School of Dramatic Art, Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Currently, he is halfway through his certification as an intimacy director with IDC in the United States and in Presence, Speech, and Voice with one of the world's most prominent voice teachers, Patsy Rodenburg. Mr. Wilson holds Canadian, British, and Irish citizenship.

In 2019, his production of A Fear and Loathing Actor in Dublin by Mark McCauley premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Theatre@36 in Dublin, Ireland. While living in Ireland, he directed the world premieres of Running with Dinosaurs by Nadine Flynn (The New Theatre); The Eurydice Project by Joanna Crawley (White Label/The Project Arts Centre Main Space); Fray by Margaret Perry and Pork by Nadine Flynn (Smock Alley Theatre); and The Sea Brothers by Padraig Colum and Joanna Crawley (Brinkmanship Theatre/O’Reilly Theatre/The Lir). In addition, his critically acclaimed production of East of Berlin by Hannah Moscovitch played to sold-out houses at The Project Arts Centre in 2014–15. Lee was the Associate Director to Joe Dowling on Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge for the Dublin Theatre Festival/Gate Theatre in 2015 and apprenticed at The Gate in 2019.

His Canadian work includes being the founding artistic director of Resurgence Theatre Company in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, where he directed critically acclaimed productions of Hamlet, Twelfth Night, and Romeo and Juliet. In 2013, he was nominated by his peers for the Christopher Plummer Fellowship Award for his outstanding contribution to the classics and Shakespeare performances in Canada. This award is administered by the Globe Theatre in England (Globe Centre in Canada) and recognized Lee as an exciting young director of Shakespeare in his native home of Canada. He is one of a handful of directors who participated in the inaugural Michael Langham Workshop for Classical Directors at the Stratford Festival in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. As part of this programme, he was the resident director for Des McAnuff on The Who's Tommy and The Tempest film and stage production starring Christopher Plummer. Other credits at Stratford include assistant director to Antoni Cimolino on As You Like It with the Barenaked Ladies and to Leon Rubin on Measure for Measure. He was the apprentice artistic director and artistic associate at the Grand Theatre in London, Ontario, Canada (2008–2009 season). In 2008, Lee was invited to The Old Vic in London, England, to participate in a directing and writing workshop with the Peter Hall Company. He was an intern director at the Shaw Festival during the 2005/2006 season in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada, and the resident director at the Birmingham Conservatory for Classical Theatre Training at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in 2004/2005. In 2003/2004, he was awarded the Urjo Kareda Residency Grant to study directing and artistic direction with Richard Rose at the Tarragon Theatre in Toronto, Canada. Lee started off his professional career as a member of the inaugural Soulpepper Training Company, studying acting, design, and directing with his mentor Robin Phillips.

Lee is an associate member of ADA (Association of Drama Adjudicators) in Ireland, a member of the Canadian Actor’s Equity Association, a member of ACTRA, and a member of the Canadian Guild of Stage Directors and Choreographers. He holds an MFA in Directing from The Lir, Ireland's National Academy of Dramatic Art, Trinity College, Dublin, and a BFA in Acting from Toronto Metropolitan University, Toronto, Canada.

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