Gavin Mahlie “All Things Shakespeare” Program

Fight Director Burton Tedesco works with ATS students Carli Kirtland & Joe Angelette. Photo by Paula Burch.

Each year, as a part of its summer season, the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane offers local high school students the opportunity to study Shakespeare under the guidance of our theatre professionals and educators. This process culminates in the rehearsal and performance of a Shakespearean play. The program takes place on the campus of Tulane University.

Details on the 2015 program will be released in the spring.

For more information, contact:
Chaney Tullos, Director of Operations
(504) 314-7788


About Gavin Mahlie

130cThe Festival’s All Things Shakespeare Program is dedicated to the memory of Gavin Mahlie, founding company member and one of New Orleans’ most beloved actors. The late scholar/director and beloved Tulane faculty member, Dr. Buzz Podewell, once said of Gavin “… and beyond being an actor, he was the most decent human being I’ve ever met. Just a loving man.”

Giving up a career in law to become a full-time actor, he was the only actor to appear in every one the first 12 seasons of the Shakespeare Festival at Tulane, playing such roles as Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing, Brutus in Julius Caesar, Shylock in The Merchant of Venice,  Richard II, Richard III, Laertes in Hamlet and Banquo in Macbeth. Gavin Mahlie passed away suddenly in his sleep in 2006, leaving behind a legacy that still lives on at the Festival.