RSC's Simon Trinder introduces the Bard to US actors

Published: 18 September 2020
Reporter: Steve Orme

Simon Trinder as Pompey in Measure for Measure at the RSC in 2003 Credit: Peter Coombs

Veteran Royal Shakespeare Company actor Simon Trinder is to expand his work by leading a series of free Introduction to Shakespeare sessions which will be exclusively for actors in the United States.

Trinder, who was the first actor to play Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Shakespeare’s Globe in 2001, has been a member of the RSC for 18 years, appearing in 13 productions.

In 2004, he won the Clarence Derwent Award for best supporting actor on a British stage for his role as Biondello in The Taming of the Shrew. He was nominated for the Helen Hayes award for the same production when it played at Washington’s Kennedy Centre. A number of actors are crediting his online course Owning Shakespeare for their success in castings.

He will be leading a series of sessions for US-based actors via Zoom. Further information is available at the Independent Centre for Actor Training web site.