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After 400 years, the works of William Shakespeare have been analyzed six ways from Sunday, as we say here in the South. But old Will didn’t have access to personality assessments, and we do! We’ve joined forces with our board member, Kellie Artis – co-founder of Milspo Gurus, a platform committed to helping military spouses uncover and embrace their identity through self-awareness using tools like The Enneagram – to do a deep dive into the personalities of Shakespeare’s cadre of characters.


The Enneagram is a powerful tool for personal and collective transformation. The nine-pointed Enneagram symbol represents nine distinct strategies for relating to the self, others and the world. Each Enneagram type has a different pattern of thinking, feeling and acting that arises from a deeper inner motivation or worldview. 



In an episode dedicated to each distinct Enneagram type (as well as bonus episode!) Jeremy Fiebig – STS Artistic Director, Claire Martin – Assistant Artistic Director, and STS Board Member, Kellie Artis discuss the signature traits of each. Popcorn is suggested as Jeremy and Claire then duke it out as they make their case for which of Shakespeare’s characters fit each type. You’ll end each episode with deeper insights into Shakespeare, and by way of his characters, a little something about yourself. Working through the Enneagram fosters greater understanding through a universal language that transcends gender, religion, nationality and culture, and helps create healthier relationships. 


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Kellie Artis (she/her) is the Chief Operations Officer for MILLIE, a startup focused on easing the stress of PCS’ing on military families. Kellie is also the co-founder of Milspo Gurus, a platform committed to helping military spouses uncover and embrace their identity through self-awareness using tools like the Enneagram. In Kellie’s words, “One day, a pair of podcasters hosted an episode exploring the Enneagram. Not only was this personality framework utterly fascinating, I immediately identified with a type that not only helped explain my tendency towards escapism, but also illuminated a healthier path out of the situation I was struggling with.”

Claire F. Martin (she/her) is a professional theater artist, specializing in classical theater and literary adaptation. She is the Assistant Artistic Director of Sweet Tea Shakespeare, based in Raleigh, NC. Director/playwright/actor/dramaturg. Theatre Directing, Royal Holloway. B.A. Theatre Arts & English (Honors), University of Puget Sound. SDC Associate Member, LMDA, SAA. “I love the Enneagram because I love exploring human nature! All my work as a theater artist derives from a deep curiosity about who and how we are as people: what connects us, what moves us, what brings us closer together. The Enneagram is a dynamic, engaging, refreshingly nonjudgmental prism through which we can look at ourselves and each other. Mapping it onto Shakespeare’s plethora of exciting, complex humans was a joy from top to bottom.”


Jeremy Fiebig (he/him) is Professor of Theatre at Fayetteville State University and Artistic Director/Master of Play/President at Sweet Tea Shakespeare. He holds the M.Litt and MFA from the Mary Baldwin College (now University)/American Shakespeare Center in Shakespeare and Performance with an emphasis in Directing. Fiebig works as director, producer, actor, and scholar, with his primary scholarly interest is in early modern staging practices and audiences. “I’m into the Enneagram because I think it’s a great tool for figuring out how your personality tends to move and shift given the circumstance. I like it because it is dynamic — even though you have a home base, there are reasons that you would adopt and identify with other numbers. I also like it because of the conversation it fosters about who we are in the inside versus who we perform for others.