Theater News

Barry Edelstein Named Artistic Director of Old Globe

Barry Edelstein has been named Artistic Director of San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre, and will assume the position on November 1. He will work together with Managing Director Michael G. Murphy to lead the institution.

Edelstein is currently the Director of The Public Theater’s Shakespeare Initiative in New York City, and is directing the theater’s upcoming production of The Twenty-Seventh Man. He was previously Artistic Director of Classic Stage Company.

His many directorial credits include The Winter’s Tale, Timon of Athens, As You Like It, Julius Caesar, The Merchant of Venice, All My Sons, and The Underpants.

Edelstein is also the author of Bardisms: Shakespeare for All Occasions and Thinking Shakespeare.