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Ian Borden

Ian Borden

An actor, director, scholar and fight director, Dr. Borden teaches at the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. He has published and presented on a variety of topics, including Elizabethan theatre, the performance of Shakespeare, historical and modern stage combat, and translating and performing ancient Greek drama. Production credits include playing Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the title role in Macbeth for Pigeon Creek Shakespeare, and directing Cymbeline for the Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival. Most recently, he directed The Good Doctor at UNL and he will perform as Phil in Vino Veritas for the Nebraska Repertory Theatre this summer. A Certified Teacher of Stage Combat with the Society of American Fight Directors, he has staged fights for numerous plays all around North America and the Caribbean.