Marin Shakespeare Announces New Artistic Director

The Marin Shakespeare Company announced today the appointment of Raphael Massie as the company’s new Artistic Director.

After 33 years at the company helm, co-founder Robert Currier will transition to Artistic Director Emeritus and continue to play a large part in the development of the Company’s indoor venue – The Center for Performing Arts, Education & Social Justice – that is currently under construction in downtown San Rafael. Leslie Currier will remain in the position of Managing Director.

Raphael Massie

Mr. Massie comes to MSC with more than 20 years of acting, directing, education, and literary experience — most recently as an Artistic Associate at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. In addition to extensive acting, directing, and dramaturgical work, Massie was an Actor, Resident Artist, and Director with the Elm Shakespeare Company and Collective Consciousness Theatre and held faculty positions at Southern Connecticut State University and the Regional Center for the Arts.

He has studied and worked at Shakespeare & Company and was awarded the Drama League of New York Classical Fellowship for Directors of Color in 2013. Massie earned his MFA in Theatre Practice: Staging Shakespeare from the University of Exeter in the UK and holds undergraduate degrees both in Theatre and Education.

Planning for the Marin Shakespeare Company’s 2022 summer season at Forest Meadows Amphitheatre is apparently underway and has yet to be announced.

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