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: Much Ado About Nothing at Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre; The Illusion, All's Well That Ends Well, and Kimberly Akimbo at Illinois State University; and Sleeping Beauty at Illinois Shakespeare Festival. Next year he will direct The Light in the Piazza at Illinois State University.
As Founder and Artistic Director of Pittsfield Shakespeare in the Park, a free outdoor festival in Western Massachusetts, Enrico has directed Twelfth Night, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet. As teaching 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.