ROBERT WALSH has led large group workshops on “Shakespeare and Leadership,” as well as facilitated programs in leadership presence in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. He has been coaching corporate and non-profit leaders for over fifteen years and has delivered school leadership programs at Achievement First, Phoenix Charter Academy, The Cotting School, and Boston Public Schools. He has worked with non-profit leaders at Eliot Community Human Services, Inc., Center for Public Leadership, Families and Work Institute, The Brookings Institution, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and at Columbia, Duke, Kellogg and Harvard Business Schools’ Executive Education Programs. He has also taught theatre courses at Harvard University, Brandeis University, Boston University, M.I.T., Emerson College, University of Connecticut, NYU, Curry College, Purdue University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Hofstra University, Salem State University, Stonehill College and Lasell College.
He has been the Producing Artistic Director of the American Stage Festival, as well as a founding member of the Actors’ Shakespeare Project. Robert is an Adjunct Associate a faculty member for the American Repertory Theatre in residence at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, and Artistic Director of the Brandeis Theater Company.
He played Robert March in the Lifetime Channel film, The March Sisters At Christmas, based on the novel, Little Women. Other feature film roles include: Evening, Mystic River, State and Main, Amistad, The Spanish Prisoner, Eight Men Out, In Dreams, and Turk 182! His most recent prime time television appearance was playing Colin Lloyd on ABC’s Body of Proof. Off-Broadway credits include: Gloucester Blue, Big Maggie and Penelope. His professional directing credits include Race, Speed-the-Plow, Othello, Misalliance, The Norman Conquests, The Widow’s Blind Date, and True West. He had the distinct pleasure of directing all of the on-field ceremonies for the 1999, MLB All-Star Game in Boston’s historic Fenway Park.
Robert attended Denison University and graduated from Ohio University, having majored in Theatre. He earned his Master of Fine Arts Degree in Directing from Purdue University. Robert also has worked extensively with teens at risk and Shakespeare.