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Angus Hepburn


"BACKGROUND AND BIO"

(Click here to go to full resume and performance archive.)

In Brief: born in Edinburgh, Scotland,  graduated from Edinburgh University, then two years in Athens, GA at the University there. Back to Bristol in England (two years) followed by seven years in Norwich, England.   1985 to 1991 in Urbana-Champaign, IL, then to New York where he has lived since 1992, working in Manhattan and living in Westchester.

Angus trained in Edinburgh with Elna Carey whose husband, Brian, was an actor and director with the Edinburgh Gateway Company.   While in Edinburgh, he acted with the Jasons and the Makars doing 3-4 shows a year including regular appearances at the Edinburgh International Festival.   In his final year in Edinburgh, he directed John Whiting's Marching Song for the Makars at the Festival, staged managed their lunch-time show and appeared in their late-night review.    From 1966-1974, he was a presenter and Folk Music and Theatre correspondent for Forth Radio Network and was also an occasional summer relief presenter for BBC Radio Scotland.

In Georgia (1974-1976), he worked with the local 'Town and Gown' theatre and with the University Drama Department   He and Stephanie met when she cast him in the lead in her MFA (directing) Thesis Production of Neil Simon's The Good Doctor. He also had the privilege of working with the late Leighton Ballew in David Storey's Home, together with Victor Lazarow (now teaching at Syracuse), Ruth Longman and Michelle Moraine.

In Norwich (1978-1985), Angus worked with the three major city groups, The Maddermarket Theatre, The Sewell Barn Theatre and the Great Hall Players.   He picked up a number of awards at the P.A.N. and Breckland Festivals including best actor for the father in Chekhov's The Proposal and the Recruit in Next (for which Stephanie also received the best comedy awards).   As Don Pedro in Much Ado About Nothing, Angus was part of the first summer outdoor drama on a temporary stage in Norwich Castle's dry moat.   Angus and Stephanie were in the first Maddermarket Tangent Theatre production: Robert Patrick's Kennedy's Children as Sparger and Wanda, directed by the Artistic Director of the Maddermarket, Ian Emmerson. Angus and Stephanie also appeared in The Elephant Man with Tangent, directed by the late Dave Harris. Other appearances during this period were Francisco Pizarro in Royal Hunt of the Sun, directed by John Stokes, Ishmael in Moby Dick Rehearsed (also directed by John Stokes), Othello, directed by John Dane and Cyrano, directed by Henry Burke.

Angus moved to Urbana, IL. in 1985 where he was on the Board of the Illinois Repertory Theatre (IRT) and appeared in their productions of And a Nightingale Sang and The Three Musketeers. He also worked with the Station Theatre and Parkland College Theatre

In 1992, Angus and his wife Stephanie moved to Verplanck, NY where they founded and ran the Theatre Arts Guild of Peekskill (TAG-Peekskill). This organization constituted the theatre branch of the Peekskill Artists District and comprised Peekskill Rep as a performing wing, TAG-TIE (a theatre in education group), TAG-Along Children's theatre and a Writers group. After a year of highly successful productions which culminated in Angus and Stephanie playing George and Martha in Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, they moved Peekskill Rep as an independent entity to the Paramount Center for the Arts where it was the resident theatre for the next few years, garnering a Governor's award for the Arts and a loyal audience following. Angus and Stephanie both acted and directed with Peekskill Rep until they moved out of the area to Mt Kisco in the late nineties. Since then, Angus has concentrated on working in New York City, principally with the Jean Cocteau Rep until the Company's demise in 200?.  Since then, he has worked with a number of Off and Off-Off Broadway Companies as well as student films, voice-overs, and TV and Industrial projects.  He provided the voice for The Hobo in Rock Star Games Bully, and is the narrator of the History of Liberty City features in Grand Theft Auto IV.

Current Projects (Winter 2009) include a couple of student films and a production of The Man in the Newspaper Hat - a new play by the New York poet Haley Heaton about Ezra Pound, based on Visits to St Elizabeth's by Elizabeth Bishop which will run through March 2008.

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