John Sipes

John Sipes

Movement Director, The Tempest

In 16 seasons at OSF: Director and fight director, Henry VIII, King John; co-director, The Three Musketeers; movement and fight director for more than 100 plays. 

Other theatres: Regional: Red, Fuddy Meers, Woyzeck, Oedipus the King, Love’s Labor’s Lost, All My Sons (Clarence Brown Theatre); The Man in the Iron Mask, Julius Caesar (Shakespeare Santa Cruz); Othello (Illinois Shakespeare Festival); The Year of Magical Thinking, The Hollow (Milwaukee Repertory Theater). 

Other credits: Associate professor in the department of theatre, University of Tennessee; OSF resident movement director; director and movement director for Illinois Shakespeare Festival for 12 seasons, artistic director for 5 seasons; certified teacher of the Alexander Technique (M.AmSAT); certified actor/combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors. 

Education: MFA, Indiana University; trained in corporeal mime with Étienne Decroux, Paris; studied with Tadashi Suzuki in Japan.