Tina Packer

Tina Packer is an actress and founder and former Artistic Director of Shakespeare & Company, now one of the largest and most critically acclaimed Shakespeare Festivals in North America. In her current play, Women of Will, Tina explores Shakespeare’s heroines. Packer founded Shakespeare & Company in 1978 with the goal of creating a classical American Shakespeare company of the highest standard, that holds language as the center of the theatrical experience. It is rooted in the ideals of the Elizabethans: inquiry, passion, love, poetry, physical prowess, balance, and harmony.