Producing Artistic Director
28th season as producing artistic director of Idaho Shakespeare Festival. This season he will direct Agatha Christie’s, Witness for the Prosecution, his 46th production for the Festival. In prior seasons, Charles has directed many of Shakespeare’s plays as well as works outside the canon including Misery, The Hound of the Baskervilles, And then there were none, Deathtrap, Dial “M” for Murder, Nöel Coward’s Blithe Spirit, Private Lives and Hay Fever, George Bernard Shaw’s Arms and the Man, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, Oliver Goldsmith’s She Stoops to Conquer, Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, Molière’s Tartuffe, Alexander Dumas’ The Three Musketeers, and The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged).Charles holds a unique position in the American theater as producing artistic director of three, independently operated, professional theater companies, including Great Lakes Theater in Cleveland, Ohio (since 2002), and Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival in Incline Village, Nevada (since 2010). His leadership has created a dynamic and groundbreaking producing model in which plays are shared among the three companies, extending the artistic lives of the productions, increasing opportunities for artists, technical and administrative staffs, to work in multiple venues, thereby lowering production costs for each of the companies. He has worked with such companies as The Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, Milwaukee and Missouri Repertory Theaters, Actors Theatre of Phoenix, and the Los Angeles Shakespeare Festival.Idaho Shakespeare Festival has garnered significant awards under Mr. Fee’s artistic leadership, including the 1995 Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts; the 1996 and 2006 FUNDSY awards; and the 2000 Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. In 2001, Charles was honored for his work as a director with the Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. He received his BA from the University of the Pacific, and Master of Fine Arts from the University of California, San Diego.Charles’ peripatetic life style is only possible because of the love and support of his wife Lidia, daughter Alexa, and the communities he serves.