Ian BordenAssistant Professor
Area of Focus: Theatre Studies
Ian teaches a variety of classes for the Carson School, from Scripts in Performance to Stage Combat. He recently directed The Tempest for Capitol Shakespeare, as well as Agravio, The Three Musketeers and Twelfth Night for the Carson School. Acting credits include As You Like It for the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival and Three Musketeers at Back Hills Playhouse, as well as Vino Veritas and Act a Lady for Nebraska Repertory. His scholarship focuses on early modern theatre, especially the interchange between the stages of England and Spain. Fight Direction credits extend from theatres in Canada all the way to the Bahamas, and he is the founder of the Lincoln Assassination Stage Combat Workshop. Ian has a Master of Fine Arts in Acting and Directing from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a PhD in Theatre Studies from Florida State University.