Michael Kahn is the artistic director of the Shakespeare Theatre Company. He is also the Richard Rodgers Director of the Drama Division at Juilliard and the founder of the Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University. His Broadway credits include a Tony Award nomination for his production of Showboat. Fifteen years ago, he created the Free For All, which brings a free Shakespeare Theatre Company production to more than 35,000 people each summer in Washington’s Rock Creek Park. Now, Kahn leads the Shakespeare Theatre Company into a new era with the creation of the Harman Center for the Arts, a two-venue performing arts center that will expand the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s offerings while creating opportunities for performing artists from around the world to perform in Washington, DC.