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Jesse MacLean is a theatre artist based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Since graduating from Bishop’s University in 2002, he has worked steadily in theatre and film as a Director, Actor, Puppeteer and Sound Designer. He is Co-Artistic Director of Shakespeare By The Sea Halifax, where he has directed 30 productions over 12 seasons, including Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, MacBeth , Robin Hood and 2016’s Pinocchio and King Lear.  As a Puppeteer, Jesse has toured extensively across North America and Asia with the internationally acclaimed Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia. In the fall of 2015, he joined the faculty at Bishop’s as a Guest Director for the drama department’s production of Richard III.