Ian Hersey


Hi There,

I’m Ian.

photo by Kenneth Shook

photo by Kenneth Shook

I’m an actor living in the boogie down BX.

As an AEA, SAG/AFTRA actor, my work has been in theater, film, TV and commercials.  My most recent work was playing Bottom the Weaver in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at The Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey. My reviews were the kind you dream about.


As a director, I’ve worked primarily in Shakespeare directing at NYU Graduate Acting, The Stella Adler Studio and The Atlantic Theater School. I’ve directed over a dozen productions of Shakespeare. The most challenging was adapting and co-directing a twenty-five minute version of Othello for the Jose Limón Dance Company. 

Stills From Shows I’ve Directed

I assisted Tony Award winning director Dan Sullivan on a magnificent production of Cymbeline at The Delacorte.  I also assisted obie winning director James MacDonald on a star studded Production of King Lear at The Public


I’ve been a professional acting coach for decades, for individuals and productions; including Shakespeare Coach for productions at The Public, The Old Globe, Shakespeare on the Sound, Williamstown, The Juilliard School, The 52nd Street Project

 At The Public, I worked as the Associate in the Shakespeare Initiative where I helped to start The Mobile Unit and developed and/or ran educational programs including the hugely successful A Midsummer Day’s Camp and The Shakespeare Lab. 

My Harvard master’s degree in education has come in handy teaching at The Public, The Stella Adler Studio, The Atlantic Theater School, Brown University, New World School for the Arts, The Actors Center and various prisons, shelters and settlement houses in and around New York.  I continue to work as a private Shakespeare and acting coach as well as teach at The Stella Adler Studio and R.Evolucion Latina.

Currently, I am teaching and working as an actor in theater, indie film and television.







6' 3"

200 lbs

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For Theater, Film or Television contact Margaret Emory or Sue Winik at SW Artists:
margaret.swartists@gmail.com sw.artists@yahoo.com

For Print/Commercials contact Lauren Green Lauren Green Agency.

For Commercials contact Tracey Goldblum @ KMR Talent (212) 582-7572.

For private coaching and classes or to contact me personally please write me directly at: ian@ianhersey.com