Island Shakespeare Festival

Bill Rauch (he/him) is the inaugural Artistic Director of The Ronald O. Perelman Center for the Performing Arts. His work as a director has been seen across the nation, from low-income community centers to Broadway in the Tony Award-winning production of Robert Schenkkan’s “All The Way” and its sequel “The Great Society.” From 2007-2019, Bill was Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Bill is also co-founder of Cornerstone Theater Company where he served as artistic director from 1986-2006. Awards include: Independent Reviewers of New England, Helen Hayes, Ovation, Los Angeles Weekly, and nominations from Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle. He is also the recipient of the 2018 Ivy Bethune Award from Actors’ Equity Association for his commitment to diversity in casting and producing. He has taught at UC Irvine, USC, and U.C.L.A. Bill was educated at Harvard College. He lives in NYC with his husband Christopher Liam Moore and their two children, Liam and Xava Rauch-Moore.

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