Guy Roberts


Guy is the Founder and Artistic Director of Prague Shakespeare Company, the professional English language theatre of the Czech Republic. His work as actor, director and producer has been seen in the United States, Czech Republic, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Austria, Slovakia, Poland, Qatar, Egypt and India. He and his productions have been honoured with numerous awards and over 100 US theatre award nominations, including many for Best Actor, Director and Production.

In 2018, Guy won the Houston Theatre Award for Best Actor for his performance of The Poet in An Iliad. In 2016, under his leadership, PSC became the first theatre company in the world to present the entire newly accepted Shakespearean canon (41 plays including Sir Thomas More, Cardenio and Edward III as well as all of the sonnets and poetical works) in a single year as part of the historic PSC400 Season. He is a 2015 recipient of the Tomas Garrigue Masaryk Medal of Honor from the Masaryk Democratic Movement in recognition for his work promoting arts and artistic freedom.

In 2014 Guy received the inaugural Sidney Berger Award from the Shakespeare Theatre Association in recognition of his dedication to the works of William Shakespeare. He was named “Honorary Houstonian” at the 2013 Houston Press Theatre Awards for his PSC touring productions in collaboration with Main Street Theater Company (MST). PSC/MST productions include An Iliad, Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, Henry V (Houston Press Theatre Award for Best Director) and Richard III.

Notable PSC credits include Prague productions in association with the Czech National Theatre atthe historic Estates Theater of: Patrick Doyle’s Shakespeare in Concert, Measure for Measure (also Prague Castle), Julius Caesar, his Trojan War trilogy: An Iliad, Troilus and Cressida and The Trojan Women, Amadeus, Richard III (also Prague Castle) The Winter’s Tale, Macbeth, and As You Like It as well as Much Ado About Nothing, Venus in Fur, Twelfth Night among numerous others at Divadlo Kolowrat.

Recent PSC international tours include Macbeth and Much Ado About Nothing at the Library ofAlexandria in Alexandria, Egypt; Patrick Doyle’s Shakespeare in Concert with Patrick Doyle, James Shearman and Jessica Boone in Doha, Qatar and Orlando, Florida; and most recently An Iliad in New Delhi and Varanassi, India. His Much Ado serves as the basis for a Czech version, which he directed and has been running for three years at Divadlo Bez Zabradli in Prague.

His on camera work as an actor includes Cyril in the upcoming feature film Medieval directed by Petr Jakl, starring Ben Foster, Michael Caine and Matthew Goode; and Missing, Legends, Borgias as well as numerous voice overs for Japanese anime and commercials for Craig Gillespie (I, Tonya).

His upcoming stage work includes Midsummer for the Bremer Shakespeare Company in Germany and PSC productions in Prague of The Merchant of Venice at the Estates Theater in association with the Czech National Theatre and Othello at Prague Castle and on tour to Ostrava with the Czech Summer Shakespeare Festival, Letní Shakespeareovské Slavosti.

Guy is a proud member of Actor’s Equity Association, The Society of Stage Directors, The Society of American Fight Directors, and the Shakespeare Theatre Association.