LOUISVILLE, KY — Devin E. Haqq is a native of Nashville and a graduate of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s and the Professional Actor Training MFA program.
Devin’s independent filmmaker’s feature film directorial debut was The Assassin, which he co-wrote and produced with Josh Wick. The Assassin was an official selection of the IFP-NY Rough Cut Lab 2006 and played in several film festivals around the country, including the 2007 Urbanworld Film Festival, the 2008 Pan African Film Festival, and the 2008 Nashville Film Festival. In 2012, Josh and Devin collaborated again to make Francis of Brooklyn, which won several awards during the 2012-2013 Festival season, including Best Feature at the 2013 DIY Film Festival in Los Angeles. Another feature project, Ambition’s Debt, won the Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature in 2017 ABFF and the Paul Robeson Award – Honorable Mention at the 2018 Newark Black Film Festival.
Haqq the actor, filmmaker, writer, director and producer will perform for the first time with the Fiasco Theatre Ensemble in their production of Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure,” at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, KY October 26, 2019 at 2:30 pm. The imaginative Fisaco Theatre Ensemble brings gorgeous music, a passion for language and brilliant comic storytelling to one of Shakespeare’s most provocative plays under the direction of Nash Brody, and Ben Steinfeld. Devin portrays the Duke in the play about complexities of a city that resonates in our cities today. Devin is the son of Jalilah Haqq, who will travel to Louisville for the opening night performance with his 95 year old grandmother, Ruth Betty and other relatives and friends.
A reception after the performance is sponsored by Korbel, in the Sara Shallenberger Brown lobby. Jalilah will be taking a bus of family and friends to Louisville on October 26 for a matinee performance at 2:30 pm. Only seven seats are left on the bus, if anyone is interested contact Jalilah at email@example.com.