Kentucky Shakespeare Staff

Carter Lishen

Carter Lishen, Artist Educator

Carter Lishen recently graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi with a B.A. in Theatre and a B.A. in Journalism. Drawn to the catharsis and universality of Shakespeare’s texts, Carter discovered his love for reading and performing Shakespeare in his acting classes and now aims to make Shakespeare part of his career for years to come.  His favorite roles while at USM include Lawrence Vail in Once in a Lifetime, Daryl in Bright Star the Musical, and Snout the Tinker in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Thankful for his family and friends who continuously support and encourage him, and his mentors from whom he’s learned so much, Carter looks forward to his bright future as an actor and theatre artist.