Bruce Longworth | Webster University

Bruce Longworth

Photo of Bruce LongworthHead, Acting Program; BA, College of Wooster, 1978; MFA, Indiana University, 1981. At Webster since 1985

Local and regional directing credits include Our Town for Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Hamlet, Othello, Henry V, and The Winter's Talefor Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, The Gamester, The Taming of the Shrewand Bah Humbug!for The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis; Souvenir, Arsenic and Old Lace, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Immigrant, The Miracle Workerand One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nestfor the Lyceum Theatre; An Almost Holy Picturefor Mustardseed Theatre; The Pricefor New Jewish Theatre; A Midsummer Night's Dreamfor Illinois Shakespeare Festival and Missouri Thespians; Macbeth, The Country Wife, The Government Inspector, Anton in Show Business, The Lucky Chance, Two and Twenty, The School for Scandal, Much Ado About Nothing, The Winter's Tale, As You Like It, 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, Charley's Aunt, Lend Me a Tenor, 13 Rue de L'Amour, Picnic and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead for the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University.

He worked on more than 140 productions as the Resident Voice & Dialect coach for the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis for 25 years and performed similar duties at Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, Stages St. Louis and the MUNY. As an actor he has appeared at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, The Orange Girls, The New Theatre, Insight Theatre, Theatre Project Company, the ANTA Company, Utah Shakespearean Festival and Off the Cuff Productions. He has worked for Opera Theatre of Saint Louis for six seasons as an actor, assistant director or fight choreographer. He has created collaborative productions with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and the Pulitzer museum.

He is currently Resident Artist with Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, where he has also served as Interim Artistic Director and Associate Artistic Director. Bruce is a member of Actors' Equity and the Society of Directors and Choreographers. He is a recipient of the William T. Kemper Excellence in Teaching Award and the Governor's Award for Excellence in Teaching.