Training: M.F.A. Acting, The Shakespeare Theatre Company's Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University; Certificate, Acting, Circle in the Square Theatre School; Certificate, Acting Shakespeare, RADA.
Round Table Theatre Company & Academy is a classical theatre ensemble that employs local and out-of-town professional actors and experts to teach, mentor, and engage the entire community. Our goal is not only to cultivate professional actors, but great actors and artists. We believe we can build community and raise awareness of skillful theatrical performance that can positively change and enrich people’s lives.
Our first full-length Equity production was Macbeth, January 2013 at LTV Studios in Wainscott, New York starring Jeff Keogh, Daniel Stearns, and Morgan Vaughan, and directed by Tristan Vaughan. This highly successful production's last weekend was sold out due to great reviews and word-of-mouth.
Our second full-length Equity production was Hamlet, November 2014, at Guild Hall in East Hampton. This highly regarded production boasted a standing ovation from our student matinee (consisting of 4th, 5th and 9th graders), and acclaim from patrons and reviews alike.
In addition to producing plays, we are an academy. We have taught an acting class for all ages of actors and non-actors called "Speaking Shakespeare" at Guild Hall in East Hampton, an on-camera class at LTV, Shakespeare Speeches at Bay Street, and we're introducing a singing/cabaret class at Bay Street in Sag Harbor beginning in January 2020. We coach actors privately for college and university auditions and auditions in general.
PRAISE FOR SPEAKING SHAKESPEARE:
“Guild Hall, indeed the entirety of The Hamptons, is blessed to have Morgan and Tristan Vaughan now in our midst. They have raised the level of the theatrical community beyond measure and brought Shakespeare to life here. Bravo to them.”
- Dianne B., Gardener, Speaking Shakespeare Student
“Most people have a troubled relationship with Shakespeare, charmed by the ubiquitous famous quotes but intimidated by the prospect of trying to absorb 2 hours of rapid-fire Elizabethan dialogue and a convoluted plot. Since my schooldays in Wales, where Richard II (Dickey Two Strokes to us), Macbeth and Julius Caesar were matters of study, I have had a simmering interest, fueled by some great movies and plays, but nothing more. Quite by chance I enrolled in Tristan and Morgan Vaughan's Speaking Shakespeare workshops. As a result a wonderful transformation occurred in my understanding and performance of the Bard and his works. It drew me to immerse myself in the fascinating Elizabethan era and thereby get a greater understanding of our own world to-day. In addition, my aging gray cells were considerably perked-up with learning, and reciting, Sonnets, John of Gaunt, Father Sebastian, King Lear and any other gray-beard available. At first I completely panicked at the prospect but the patient, inspired and experienced professionalism of these two young talents took it, and me, to another level. ‘Methinks I am a prophet new inspired, And thus expiring do proclaim of them, Their bright, true flame of inspiration shall prevail....’”
- John Thomas, Retired, Speaking Shakespeare Student
EXECUTIVE AND MANAGING DIRECTOR
Training: M.A. Journalism, University of Montana; M.F.A. Acting, The Shakespeare Theatre Company's Academy for Classical Acting at The George Washington University; Certificate, Acting Shakespeare, RADA.