John Langs Named ACT’s Associate Artistic Director

John Langs directing cast of Antony and Cleopatra
John Langs in rehearsal for “Antony and Cleopatra”

Congratulations to director John Langs who has been named Associate Artistic Director at ACT Theatre. Langs is currently staging Seattle Shakespeare Company’s production of Antony and CleopatraThe newly created position will support ACT’s Artistic Director Kurt Beattie in the planning and execution of their artistic programming.

Langs and Beattie first worked together on Seattle Shakespeare Company’s 2004 production of King Lear where Beattie appeared in the title role.  Nearly every other year since then Langs has returned to Seattle Shakespeare Company to stage a production including Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice, and Romeo and Juliet. Langs’ production of Antony and Cleopatra opens on Friday, November 2.  He will then return to the city to stage ACT’s annual production of A Christmas Carol.  His full-time duties at ACT begin in January 2013.

Read the Seattle Times article on the announcement.