William Church

Director of Theatre Arts, Interlochen Center for the Arts; Artistic Director, Interlochen Shakespeare Festival


M.F.A., Acting, Moscow Art Theatre School; Graduate of the American Repertory Theatre Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard University; B.F.A. (Magna Cum Laude), Regional Theatre, Webster University Conservatory of Theatre Arts; Graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy

William Church is the Director of Theatre at Interlochen Center for the Arts and serves as the Artistic Director for the Interlochen Shakespeare Festival, which he founded in 2008.

Church has performed for theatre companies throughout the United States, including the American Repertory Theatre, California Theatre Center, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, The Publick Theatre, Hope Summer Repertory Theatre, and the Illinois Shakespeare Festival.

His directing credits range from Shakespeare to contemporary work, including a touring children's theatre troupe he founded while serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in West Africa. Directing credits at Interlochen include As You Like It, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice, and Macbeth for the Shakespeare Festival; RENT, Amadeus, Spring Awakening, West Side Story, and Cyrano de Bergerac at the Academy; and Cinderella, Little Shop of Horrors, and The Wiz at Camp.

He is a member of Actors' Equity Association, the Screen Actors Guild, and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.