Thank you for visiting the digital home of Liam Castellan, director and theatre artist.
~I will direct my thesis production (TBA) in IU Theatre's 201-2018 Mainstage Season.
~I am still available (and very willing to travel) during summer and holiday breaks for theatre projects. Contact me and let's start a conversation.
~I was honored to direct "The Exonerated" by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen in IU's Wells-Metz Theater last December. A university education should expose students to new points of view and a wide variety of people and experiences. I think theatre can play an important part in that, especially with stories like the 6 real people exonerated from death row that are the leading characters of the show.
~I had a blast studying abroad in London last summer. Taught by IU's head of Design & Technology, Linda Pisano, "Costume & Character in London Theatre" was a fantastic opportunity. We got backstage tours of museums, performance spaces and costume shops. And I saw a great deal of theatre.
~In February 2016, I directed a workshop of BAD JOKE, a new one-act by Peter Gil-Sheridan, Assistant Professor of Playwriting and Screenwriting at IU. Two cousins argue over a joke, with LGBT acceptance, free speech, and familial bonds hanging in the balance. Peter was a fantastic collaborator, and I'm thrilled he's expanding it into a full-length play.
~I had the privilege of serving as Assistant Director to faculty member Dale McFadden on a fantastic production of HEDDA GABLER that kicked off the 2015-2016 IU Theatre season.
~As I packed up my life in Philadelphia, I couldn't say no when New City Stage Company called. In July I directed a fantastic cast in a staged reading of "Casanova's Homecoming", a new adaptation by Heidi Riegler from Arthur Schnitzler's novella, "Casanova's Heimkehr".
~My feature film acting debut is available for your viewing pleasure through Vimeo On Demand. Only $2 to rent and $5 to own, with 100% of proceeds supporting the Philadelphia Dramatists Center and the Tennessee Stage Company (both organizations who developed the stage play that MAG MELL was based on).
MAG MELL explores the waning hours of two captive diplomats, as they fight with time deprivation, their own pasts, and each other. Who's on the other side of that door? Do they have the courage to find out?
I've produced, directed and acted in several plays by Paul Leeper, including two productions of A CUCKOLD'S TALE, from which MAG MELL is adapted. It was a thrill to finally get to co-star with Paul in one of his own projects.