"What players are they?"
— Hamlet

Meet the Company Members

ALLIE BABICH • ACTOR—HAMLET
Allie Babich hails from Wisconsin, and graduated from the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program. A 2015 Utah Shakespeare Festival acting company member, she has performed Shakespeare in parking lots, bars, and at Shakespeare’s Globe in London.

NATALIE BLACKMAN • ACTOR—OPHELIA/PLAYER QUEEN/OSRIC
Natalie Blackman is a Utah native. Theatre credits include Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Pioneer Theatre Company, Circle in the Square Theatre for Young Audiences, Salt Lake Acting Company. She received her B.F.A. from the University of Utah and her M.F.A. from Illinois State University.

DOMONIQUE CHAMPION • ACTOR—POLONIUS/MARCELLUS/PLAYER/PRIEST/ATTENDANT
Born in Washington, D.C., raised in Texas, Domonique Champion graduated from the University of Houston with his acting B.F.A. in 2014. Prior to Utah Shakespeare Festival, Champion has worked with Houston Shakespeare Festival, Tennessee Shakespeare Company, and Shakespeare Walla Walla.

KYLE CURRY • ACTOR—HORATIO/GUILDENSTERN/PLAYER
Kyle Curry is a Chicago based actor originally from Texas. He received his M.F.A. from the University of Houston Professional Actor Training Program. He has worked at the Virginia, Kentucky, Houston, Dallas, Oklahoma, and Chicago Shakespeare festivals.

KAITLYN DRIESEN • STAGE MANAGER
Originally from Iowa, Kaitlyn Driesen graduated from Lindenwood University with a B.F.A. in stage management and a B.A. in arts management. Most recent stage management credits include Legends in Concert; Shrek the Musical, Jr.; Oklahoma! (Lindenwood); and Disney’s Cinderella (Gateway Playhouse). 

 

 

 

 

FRANK HONTS • DIRECTOR
In three seasons at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Frank Honts has worked as the Flachmann Fellow in Dramaturgy (seven productions) and was director for Affluence (NAPP 2015). Other credits include Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, A Contemporary Theatre (Seattle), and Forward Theater Company (Madison, Wisconsin). He received his A.B. in history from Brown University.

KATIE KAHUT • TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Originally from North Carolina, Katie Kahut earned her B.A. at Appalachian State University in 2015. She first worked with the Utah Shakespeare Festival this fall with its production of Dracula.

JACON MUNDELL • ACTOR—CLAUDIUS/BARNARDO/GRAVEDIGGER
Jacob Mundell is from Denver, Colorado, and loves to travel. He has performed in thirty-five states through two national tours, summer repertory,and a Renaissance fair. He received a B.F.A. in performing arts from Savannah College of Art and Design.

DEVERY NORTH • COMPANY MANAGER
Devery North is a Kansas City native and a recent graduate of Stephens College, with a B.F.A. in theatre management. She has worked previously with the Utah Shakespeare Festival, serving as company management assistant for the 2015 season.

KELLY ROGERS • ACTOR—GERTRUDE/GHOST/GRAVEDIGGER
Kelly Rogers is a North Carolina born, New York based actor with a B.F.A. from Savannah College of Art and Design. She has performed with the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, and others.

MARCO ANTONIO VEGA • ACTOR—LAERTES/ROSENCRANTZ/PLAYER KING
Marco Antonio Vega is a Utah local and received his training at Southern Utah University. He has worked for the Utah Shakespeare Festival for two consecutive years in its summer seasons and educational tours.