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William Roesch Named Associate Artist of The Old Globe

Old Globe Executive Producer Lou Spisto named William Roesch an Associate Artist of The Old Globe at a ceremony held on May 24. He is the 53rd artist to receive the prestigious honor which recognizes his unique contribution to the institution. Roesch both directed and acted at the Globe for more than 20 years and served as Associate Artistic Director from 1962 to 1969.

Roesch directed more than 50 Globe productions over the course of his career. His first show as director was 1961's Who Was That Lady I Saw You With? His directorial credits at the Globe include Look Back In Anger, Candida, The Subject Was Roses, Caesar and Cleopatra, Ah, Wilderness!, Misalliance, Hay Fever and Otherwise Engaged. His final turn as director was the 1980 production of Full Circle. As an actor, he last appeared on the Globe stage in the Craig Noel-directed 1997 production of Travels with my Aunt. His other credits as an actor at the Globe include Mister Roberts, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Richard III, Julius Caesar, The Comedy of Errors, Macbeth, Arsenic and Old Lace, Butley (Atlas Award) and Rosencrantz and Guilderstern are Dead (Atlas Award).

Roesch also worked regionally at such theaters as La Jolla Playhouse, Arizona Theatre Company, Center Repertory Company and Spokane Interplayers. He served as the Director of Education and Outreach and Associate Artistic Director at San Diego Opera Company, and directed opera productions throughout the United States, including Santa Fe Opera.

The actors, directors and designers named Associate Artists of The Old Globe include Kandis Chappell, Richard Easton, Tovah Feldshuh, Robert Foxworth, Ralph Funicello, Lillian Garett-Groag, Harry Groener, A.R. Gurney, Mark Harelik, Dakin Matthews, Jonathan McMurtry, Marion Ross, Ken Ruta, Seret Scott, David Ogden Stiers and Robert Wojewodski.

LOCATION: The Old Globe is located in San Diego's Balboa Park at 1363 Old Globe Way. There are numerous free parking lots available throughout the park. Valet parking is also available ($10). For additional parking information visit

The Tony Award-winning Old Globe is one of the country's leading professional regional theaters and has stood as San Diego's flagship arts institution for 75 years. Under the direction of Executive Producer Louis G. Spisto, The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 15 productions of classic, contemporary and new works on its three Balboa Park stages: the 580-seat Old Globe Theatre, the 250-seat Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre and the 612-seat outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, home of its internationally renowned Shakespeare Festival. More than 300,000 people attend Globe productions annually and participate in the theater's education and community programs. Numerous world premieres such as The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, A Catered Affair, and the annual holiday musical, Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, have been developed at The Old Globe and have gone on to enjoy highly successful runs on Broadway and at regional theaters across the country.

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