Affordable Option for Students

Affordable Option for Students

In an effort to help students attend the Festival at reduced prices, the Festival has announced the return of the Student Access Pass. This pass can be purchased for a one-time fee, and it gives the student the ability to attend as many Festival plays as he or she wants, at no additional cost.

Celebrate Shakespeare’s Birthday

Celebrate Shakespeare’s Birthday

The Bard’s Birthday Bash, a chance for students to share their theatrical work and enjoy a birthday party for Williams Shakespeare, is scheduled for April 23 and 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the grounds surrounding the Adam’s Shakespearean Theatre.

Discover a New Play

Discover a New Play

The 23rd annual New American Playwrights Project (NAPP) will take the stage at the Utah Shakespeare Festival from August 7 to August 28. Three plays will be presented as staged readings in the Auditorium Theatre on selected dates.

Calling All Dogs!

Calling All Dogs!

We are looking for the perfect pooch to play the role of Crab in its upcoming fall production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona.

Playmakers Production of Honk! Jr. Flies in this April

Playmakers Production of Honk! Jr. Flies in this April

Students of the Festival’s Playmakers program invite you to their upcoming production of Honk! Jr. This musical adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s story of The Ugly Duckling will run from April 9 through April 13.

First Round of Casting

First Round of Casting

We are proud to announce the casting of the first eight actors for the 2015 season. All are familiar faces, having appeared at the Festival in the past.

Nine Talented Directors Announced for 54th Season

Nine Talented Directors Announced for 54th Season

Nine highly-talented directors from across the country are already knee-deep in costume designs, scenery sketches, and play scripts as they prepare to create the transformative stories of their plays for the 54th season

Molly Wetzel- Witch & Lady Macduff in the Tour Production of Macbeth

Molly Wetzel- Witch & Lady Macduff in the Tour Production of Macbeth

The tour is still out on the road and going strong since January.  We decided to check in with actor Molly Wetzel, who plays a Witch, Lady Macduff and many other parts in Macbeth.  Molly has been with the Festival for the last two seasons.

Call for Artists: The Adams Theatre 2015 Farewell Art Exhibit

Call for Artists: The Adams Theatre 2015 Farewell Art Exhibit

To celebrate and commemorate the final season in the historic Adams Shakespearean Theatre, the Utah Shakespeare Festival is sponsoring a juried exhibition of artistic depictions of this beloved and beautiful building.

Meet our New Production Manager

Meet our New Production Manager

We are proud to announce Becky Merold as the new production manager for the Festival. Becky has worked at the Festival seasonally for twelve years as a stage manager and has worked on more than twenty plays throughout her tenure here.

Progress is being made on the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts

Progress is being made on the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts

A lot has happened over the past few months and the Festival is thrilled to see our new home coming together. We will keep our audiences, donors, and fans updated as we build this dream together. To watch the construction in real time visit our website.

Bryan Sommer, Stage Manager for the Macbeth Tour

Bryan Sommer, Stage Manager for the Macbeth Tour

Bryan Sommer, a Salt Lake City native and SUU alum, is the stage manager for this year’s educational tour,  Macbeth. As stage manager, he will be the head wrangler for this production as they travel throughout 5 states.

Fred C. Adams Honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award

Fred C. Adams Honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award

Two great men were honored recently at the twenty-fifth annual Shakespeare Theatre Association (STA) conference held earlier this January in San Francisco.

Drew Shirley as Macbeth for the Tour production

Drew Shirley as Macbeth for the Tour production

Drew Shirley, who is playing Macbeth in our Tour production, has appeared at the Festival for 4 seasons. Learn more about his thoughts on this iconic role.

Honk, Jr. Audition Workshops Available for Festival Playmakers Program

Honk, Jr. Audition Workshops Available for Festival Playmakers Program

Kids ages 6 to 17 are invited to attend a free audition workshop series on Monday, February 2 and Tuesday, February 3 hosted by the education department of the Utah Shakespeare Festival. The workshop will be in the Southern Utah University Music Building, room 209 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Honoring the Life and Legacy of Beverley Taylor Sorenson

Honoring the Life and Legacy of Beverley Taylor Sorenson

The Festival will honor the life and legacy of Beverley Taylor Sorenson at its inaugural Salt Lake City gala event on Saturday, February 7 in the Imperial Ballroom of the Grand America Hotel. Proceeds from the evening will support the Festival Forever Endowment.

Marco Vega as Banquo in Macbeth on Tour

Marco Vega as Banquo in Macbeth on Tour

Marco Vega, who plays Banquo in the tour production of Macbeth, hails from Northern UT. He was born in Provo and grew up in American Fork. He’s a SUU alum and appeared at the Festival last summer in all three Shakespeare plays

Quinn Mattfeld Talks about Macbeth

Quinn Mattfeld Talks about Macbeth

Talented actor, teacher and director, Quinn Mattfeld shares his vision for the Shakespeare-in-the-School's touring production of Macbeth.

Festival’s Educational Tour Presents Macbeth

Festival’s Educational Tour Presents Macbeth

The Utah Shakespeare Festival is once again hitting the road with its Shakespeare-in-the-Schools touring production—this year performing the classic tragedy, Macbeth.

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