Jill Swanson


Scansion and Text Specialist

Shakes Aloud! Instructor


Jill Swanson is an actor, director, writer and teacher with 13 years experience in Austin, mostly with Austin Shakespeare. She assistant-directed A Midsummer Night's Dream and Romeo and Juliet and was dramaturg for Measure for Measure. She leads workshops for the company's 20/20 Program. Jill wrote the chapter "Introduction to Scansion" in the book "111 Shakespeare Monologues" and served as its co-editor. She also is a contributor to "The Ultimate Scene Study Series for Teens Volume 1: 60 Shakespeare Scene." Jill studied Shakespeare at Florida State University and directing at Texas State University.

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