Metamorphoses: ...gorgeous,

poignant depth...funny and stylish... turns playful, meditative, and deeply somber...steady-handed direction."

Under Milk Wood: "...a poetic, physical landscape that matches the flowing richness of Thomas’ timeless piece...the actors magnificently reenact the physical life of a Welsh town."

Wind in the Willows: "...clever... sweetly endearing and deftly entertaining. A triumph. "

The Colour Of Justice: "...brilliant (and) inspired direction ." "Stuart creates a theater experience teaming with life, and human beings at their noblest."

Randall Stuart at the Directors Table

Randall Stuart

is the Artistic Director of Upon These Boards and a theatre director who works regionally and abroad. His work includes classical, contemporary and epic theatre events. He trained at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco with William Ball and Allen Fletcher, and has returned to A.C.T. in the three intervening decades to the Advanced Training Program to teach and direct. Randall teaches at institutions of higher learning and directs for repertory theatres, opera companies and Shakespeare festivals.

The Inkwell Communiqués

Recent directing credits include Green & Weill's Johnny Johnson, Ruhl's Eurydice, Zimmerman's Metamorphoses, Grahame's The Wind in the Willows and Thomas' Under Milk Wood. Other projects include the award-winning international peace event Lysistrata Project on Berkeley Rep’s Roda Stage, Three Blooms at Word For Word in San Francisco, the American premiere of the British docudrama The Colour of Justice in Oakland, as well as productions of the Bard's Pericles, Cymbeline, Two Noble Kinsmen and Timon of Athens.


Mr. Stuart's work has most recently been seen on the stages of Artists Repertory Theatre and Shakespeare Santa Cruz.  His time onstage includes performances on the stages of Berkeley Rep, Seattle Rep, Portland Rep, ACT Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the American Conservatory Theater, among others. Randall also has co-created new performance works with renowned performers and musical groups including Cirque du Soleil’s choreographer Debra Brown and her acrobatic dance troupe Apogee.  His compositions as a playwright have been produced regionally and on tour. Randall is the artistic shepherd for the new play with music A Lovely Day (based on Ghelderode's Pantagleize) as well as the four-play-cycle The Inkwell Communiqués (an epic theatre event based on a true story). Randall Stuart is the founder and executive director of Cerimon House, a Sanctuary for the Humanities.