John Hardy is an Associate Artist with The Barter Theatre.
He has been working around the country as a playwright,
actor, director for over thirty years.
Over the course of his career John has directed over one hundred professional productions including MACBETH, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, ROMEO AND JULIET, HENRY V, JULIUS CAESAR, ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST, TARTUFFE, OEDIPUS THE KING, MAN OF LA MANCHA and others. As an actor John has played many of the great roles including Hamlet, MacBeth, Tom Wingfield in THE GLASS MENAGERIE, Oberon in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Teach in AMERICAN BUFFALO and many others. John has recently returned from a national tour, playing George in OF MICE AND MEN. As an playwright he has had over forty productions of fifteen plays produced across the country and overseas.
John recently received the Sara Spencer Award, for lifetime achievement, from the Southeastern Theatre Conference.
M.F.A.: The University of Alabama;
Ph.D.: Texas Tech University.