Kevin Hammond
Artistic Director

As Artistic Director for Humber River Shakespeare Kevin has directed Twelfth Night, Macbeth, Much Ado About NothingThe Taming of the Shrew, Comedy of Errors, As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet, The Merry Wives of Windsor, A Christmas CarolHamlet & Ophelia: A Shakespeare Cabaret, among other works. In 2012 Kevin was selected to participate in the Michael Langham Workshop for Classical Direction at the Stratford Festival where he spent two seasons as an Assistant Director.  While at the Festival he also directed workshop productions of Double Falsehood and an original Shakespeare mash-up he created, entitled A Most Unnoble Swerving.

Recently he directed Othello for the Arabian Shakespeare Festival in San Francisco.  and The Taming of the Shrew for the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company.

Kevin spent five years as Artistic Director for Toronto’s Shakespeare in the Rough (2001-2005) and continues his work with the Bard as a co-founder of the Toronto Shakespeare Workout.  Kevin also coaches and teaches Shakespeare to many young actors.  While with Shakespeare in the Rough he was able to work as assistant director on Much Ado About Nothing and The Merchant of Venice.

Kevin is the featured voice performer for Oxford University Press’ OXFORD NEXT on-line Shakespeare Program.

He has also worked at The Actors’ Fund of Canada, an organization dedicated to helping entertainment industry professionals in times of emergency.  Kevin has also been the coordinator for The Dora Mavor Moore Awards, The Chalmers Awards and The Toronto Arts Awards.  Producing credits include Othello, Much Ado About Nothing, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare in the Rough), Hosanna (Shockalot Productions), The Two Gentlemen of Verona, David Warrack’s Treasure Island (StarkNakedMad).  Kevin has also worked as General Manager for the Performing Arts Lodges of Canada, as an Arts Publicist in New York, a production assistant at Harbourfront, and assistant company manager in the early years of Soulpepper Theatre.

Kevin recently completed the Certificate Course in Arts Education in partnership with York University and the Stratford Shakespeare Festival.


Board of Directors

Hugh Barnett, Martha Krzic, Lynda Rogers, Charlotte Rouse and Jan Smith-Bull

Contact Us


Education Coordinator
Paula Schultz

Producing Artistic Director
Kevin Hammond


Mailing Address

Humber River Shakespeare Co.

110 The Esplanade, #306
Toronto ON   M5E 1X9

Phone: 888-993-HRSC (4772)

Reg. Charitable No.:

833572894 RR0001