Bart Williams (pronouns not set)

Bart Williams, former Managing Director of the Michigan Shakespeare Festival, is an Artistic Associate of UK based Sell-A-Door Theatre, and an honorary member of the Chicago Associates of The Stratford Festival of Ontario. Bart holds an MFA from Wayne State University’s Hilberry Theatre, an MA from the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA) and a Master of Performance in Musical Theatre from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS). Bart maintains an active professional career as both a director and a performer in regional theatre, Canada, and London. He has taught Stanislavsky-based acting theory at LIPA, and worked closely with R.C.Annie fight school in London as an acting, text, and violence specialist, and he has worked closely with the Young Vic’s Genesis Director’s program. Most recently Bart has been a dialect and accent instructor for Roosevelt University’s Theatre Conservatory at the Chicago College of Performing Arts. Bart was mentored by Stratford’s former Head of Movement, John Broome, and current Head of Voice and Movement, Jeanine Pearson. In Chicago, Bart maintains ties with Paola Coletto’s movement-based School for Theatre Creators. Bart is a member of VASTA and BADC, and his research interests include New-Work Devising, Violence Choreography and Vocal Health, and Shakespeare and the Classics for modern audiences.


Skill Proficiency History

Date Weapon Location Grade


Jun 1, 2022 Firearm Macomb, Illinois Recommended Pass

MKE Summer SPRs 2021 Part 2

Jul 17, 2021 Single Sword Milwaukee, Wisconsin Recommended Pass
Jul 17, 2021 Broadsword Milwaukee, Wisconsin Recommended Pass

2018 TXi SPRs

Sep 2, 2018 Small Sword Houston, Texas Basic Pass

Carnage 2017

Nov 18, 2017 Knife Des Moines, Iowa Recommended Pass

A-Town Renewals

May 20, 2017 Small Sword Atlanta, Georgia Basic Pass
May 20, 2017 Knife Atlanta, Georgia Basic Pass

Unarmed SPT

May 8, 2017 Rapier and Dagger Normal, Illinois Recommended Pass
May 8, 2017 Broadsword Normal, Illinois Recommended Pass

Destruction in Decatur

Jan 21, 2017 Unarmed Decatur, Illinois Recommended Pass
Jan 21, 2017 Quarterstaff Decatur, Illinois Recommended Pass

Worlds Stage Combat Certification

Aug 24, 2016 Small Sword Toronto, Ontario Basic Pass
Aug 24, 2016 Knife Toronto, Ontario Basic Pass
Aug 24, 2016 Broadsword and Shield Toronto, Ontario Recommended Pass

CISCO 2015

Jun 6, 2015 Broadsword and Shield Eureka, Illinois Basic Pass
Jun 6, 2015 Small Sword Eureka, Illinois Recommended Pass