Enrico Spada is a freelance director and teaching artist, committed to engaging audiences and communities through bold storytelling and arresting theatrical experiences. Recent credits include: The Illusion, All's Well That Ends Well, and Kimberly Akimbo at Illinois State University; Sleeping Beauty and Shakespeare's Amazing Cymbeline (AD) at Illinois Shakespeare Festival.
Enrico is currently directing Much Ado About Nothing at Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre. Next year he will direct The Light in the Piazza at Illinois State University.
Enrico is the Founder and Artistic Director of Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park, a free outdoor festival in Western Massachusetts for which he has directed Twelfth Night, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet. As an education artist, he has directed in Shakespeare & Company’s Fall Festival of Shakespeare and other K-12 residencies for nine years, including productions of Henry VI, The Winter's Tale, Twelfth Night, Julius Caesar, A Midsummer Night's Dream, King John, Cymbeline.
Enrico is an MFA candidate in the professional directing program at Illinois State University/Illinois Shakespeare Festival. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Acting and Theatre Education from Emerson College in Boston, MA.