INTERVIEW: Tim Carroll
About Tim Carroll (he/him)
Tim Carroll is a renowned theatre and opera director with over 25 years of international experience.
Mr. Carroll began his career with the English Shakespeare Company in 1990 before becoming the associate director at the Northcott Theatre in Exeter. Mr. Carroll directed many productions while associate director of Shakespeare’s Globe in London, including Macbeth and The Tempest. His Globe productions of Twelfth Night and Richard III enjoyed record-breaking runs in London’s West End and a Tony Award-winning visit to Broadway. He also directed several of Peter Oswald's verse plays, including those starring Mark Rylance at Shakespeare's Globe.
His Royal Shakespeare Company credits include The Merchant of Venice. As a founding member of the experimental theatre group The Factory in London, he directed celebrated productions of Hamlet, The Seagull and The Odyssey. He has directed many productions in Hungary and for the National Theatres of Norway, Romania and Portugal. His work has been seen in theatres all over the world, including the Lincoln Center in New York, Sydney Opera House and Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza, Italy. Mr. Carroll’s work has also graced Canadian stages, where he serves as the Artistic Director of the Shaw Festival. In 2016, he was awarded the American Shakespeare Centre’s prestigious Burbage Award.
In addition to his work as a director, Mr. Carroll has always been committed to the development of young artists, giving master classes in acting and directing around the world.