Bill Kincaid's lifelong connection to Shakespeare was taken in a new direction when he acted with the New England Shakespeare Festival. Their Unrehearsed approach to the plays immediately struck a chord with him, and he took the ideas back to his students at Western Illinois University. There, with the support of the university and the Macomb Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, he founded Bard in the Barn, where students and guest artists performed Unrehearsed Shakespeare at historic barns in the area. His continued immersion in this process has led to numerous workshops at colleges and universities, theatre conferences, and theatre companies.
Bill is also an avid theatre-goer and genealogist. Still, his large family -- husband, parents, siblings, nieces, and nephew -- remains his greatest joy.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Shakespeare in performance, Original Practice, acting, directing