Milan Dragicevich: About the Artist


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Milan has performed with nationally recognized regional theaters, including the Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Hartford Stage, Pasadena Playhouse, Pacific Conservatory for the Performing Arts/Theatrefest, and a ten-year stint with the Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, where he earned a Los Angeles Dramalogue Critics Award for his portrayal of Richard III.

He is the author of a bold new book, The Persuasive Actor: Rhetorical Power on the Contemporary Stage, which explores the lost art of rhetoric and how its magical craft can empower today’s performer in speaking verbally adventurous texts, from Shakespeare to Hip Hop Theater.

Milan is a Professor of Performance at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

My work is rooted in the discipline and power of the classics, in classical structure, but placed in the service of vibrant, sizzling contemporary energy and application.