Leslie Reidel - Member, Board of Directors
ADK Shakespeare: Summer Festival Season 2011 & 2012 (Verse-Speaking Master Class)

Leslie Reidel is Professor of Theatre at the University of Delaware’s Professional Theatre Training Program (PTTP) and The Resident Ensemble Players. Recent productions have included As You Like It, A Doll House, You Never Can Tell and The Homecoming. He has directed for Philadelphia’s Walnut Street Theatre, the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, New York’s Young Playwright’s Festival, and the Colorado, Utah, Ft. Worth, and Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festivals.  He taught acting, text analysis, scene study, and directing in the actor training program at Temple University for ten years prior to participating in the establishment of the PTTP at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he served on the faculty for eleven years before the program was relocated to the University of Delaware. Mr. Reidel has served as drama critic for the Philadelphia Review and Philadelphia After Dark and was the resident director for the Great American Children’s Theatre for fourteen years.  He is currently the co-artistic director of Philadelphia’s Enchantment Theatre Company whose productions have been seen across the United States. Recent work for Enchantment includes The Velveteen Rabbit, Harold and the Purple Crayon and Sylvester and the Magic Pebble. He has also staged pantomimes of The Firebird, Cinderella and Scheherazade that have been performed with major orchestras throughout the United States and Canada. He directed the New York workshop of The Magician, a new play with music, and recently received his fourth grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, which took him to Stratford, England for work on Shakespeare.  He is also a member of the International Shakespeare Conference. Mr. Reidel is a graduate of Muhlenberg College and received his M.F.A. from Temple University.
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