In 1977, the Adams Memorial Shakespearean Theatre, nestled within the red rocks of southern Utah, launched the Festival into a new era of production and itself would be a character in every performance. The “unworthy scaffold” would become the “wooden O” for the Utah Shakespeare Festival.
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.
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.
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.
We are looking for the perfect pooch to play the role of Crab in its upcoming fall production of The Two Gentlemen of Verona.
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.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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, 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.
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.
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, 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
Talented actor, teacher and director, Quinn Mattfeld shares his vision for the Shakespeare-in-the-School's touring production of 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.