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 Light in the Piazza, The Illusion, All's Well That Ends Well, and Kimberly Akimbo at Illinois State University; and Sleeping Beauty at Illinois Shakespeare Festival.
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 National High School Institute Theatre Porgram ("Cherubs"), as well as 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 received his MFA candidate from 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.