Noam Lior trained and worked as an actor before transitioning to directing and dramaturgy, and earned his PhD from the University of Toronto’s Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies. His research is focused on multimedia digital editions of Shakespeare. Noam is one of the co-founders of Shakespeare at Play (www.shakespeareatplay.ca), where he has co-directed and dramaturged productions of Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, Hamlet, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Noam has taught dramatic literature and theatre history courses at the University of Toronto, and Shakespeare acting courses at the Toronto Film School, as well as directing productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, and John Marston’s The Dutch Courtesan.
He is also the dramaturge for Spur-of-the-Moment Shakespeare Company’s ShakesBeers Showdown fundraiser, a wonderfully silly project benefitting the Shakespeare in Hospitals program.