Rory Pelsue is very pleased to make his MaineStage debut with Richard III. He is currently a candidate for a Masters of Fine Arts in Directing at the Yale School of Drama. His credits at Yale include And Tell Sad Stories of the Death of Queens by Tennessee Williams and Cloud People by Josh Wilder, and an upcoming production of Othello. American résumé highlights include Thoroughly Modern Millie for the Boston Children’s Theatre, The Children’s Hour for the University of Pennsylvania Players, Philadelphia Noir for the University of Pennsylvania Glee Club, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead and No Exit for the Fordham University Mimes and Mummers, and the premiere of Dear Deirdre at Dixon Place. Rory assisted Stephen Wadsworth on Beaumarchais’ The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figaro at the McCarter Theater through a Stage Directors and Choreographers Observership. Rory is a co-founder of Oxbridge Opera, a UK-based company that specializes in rarely-heard editions of English-language light operatic works. With Oxbridge, he has directed The Sorcerer, The Yeomen of the Guard, Princess Ida, The Gondoliers and Ruddigore at the Buxton Opera House in Derbyshire. Rory’s Ruddigore won Third Place at the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival and both Ruddigore and The Yeomen of the Guard received nominations for Best Traditional Production. Rory is the recipient of the 2010 Wilford Leach Directing Prize, which enabled him to study at the La MaMa, Umbria Director’s Symposium.