Hello Festival friends!  Please enjoy getting to know a returning company member, Shelby Luke, who helps create our wonderful costumes and Alec TerBerg, a first year House Manager

Have you ever worked at the Festival before? If so, for how many years and in what roles/capacity?

This is my third summer and fifth season with the Festival. My first summer was the Festival's 50th and I was the costume design assistant and intern on A Midsummer Night's Dream. I worked that fall as a stitcher in the costume shop and last summer and fall as a stitcher and dresser. I dressed ScapinLes Miserables, and Stones in His Pockets last year. 

What is your title/role?

Shelby, stitching for USF's 2012 production of Les Miserables

Shelby, stitching for USF's 2012 production of Les Miserables

This year I am the Assistant Costume Shop Supervisor. I run rehearsal costume items around, help with costume shop paperwork, attend production and mini meetings, answer a lot of emails, coordinate rentals, and any and all other things I'm called upon to help with. 

Where’s your home base?

My permanent address is in Lincoln, Nebraska where I grew up and where my family is, but I've been in and out of northern Utah, southern Utah, and Nebraska for two years since I graduated. 

What’s your educational/training background?

I graduated with my BA in Theatre Arts from Brigham Young University two years ago. There I worked in the costume shop as wardrobe supervisor for three years, and as a stitcher and first hand. I also worked with BYU's Historical Clothing Collection and returned to work there as a costume designer and project head with the dance department. 

Where were you working in the last 9 months? 

Since last fall season I worked as a bridal consultant at a national bridal chain in my home town of Lincoln.

How will you spend your time off while here?

My all time favorite thing to do down here is star gaze late into the night/early morning with friends. The stars out here are phenomenal. 

Describe what live theatre means to you.

Live theatre is hundreds of people working for weeks so that for two hours, fifty some odd individuals can create a world for an audience to live in. For that space of time all our energies are dedicated to bringing those watching the show into our world. 

Describe what the Festival means to you.

The Utah Shakespeare Festival is an opportunity for me to do the work I love with the people I love in a place I love. I look forward to coming home to Cedar City and slipping back into my family here like I never left. 

Anything else you’d like us to know?

If you'd like to see some costumes I've built for the Festival, or if you'd to read more about my past jobs at USF visit my website, 

www.shelbyluke.weebly.com

Next, meet Alec TerBerg, who joined us for the first time this season!

Have you ever worked at the Festival before? If so, for how many years and in what roles/capacity?

I have never worked at the Festival before. But I'm super excited to be here for the first time. I had heard such amazing things and am grateful for this opportunity. 

What is your title/role?

House Management

Where’s your home base?

I live in Las Vegas, Nevada.

What’s your educational/training background?

I just graduated high school in 2012 and attended SUU the past year.

How will you spend your time off while here?

I plan on doing a lot of hiking and hanging out with friends and hopefully meeting new people.

Describe what live theatre means to you.

Experiencing an adrenaline rush that is constant from when you walk into the theatre until you leave no matter what role you are playing. Live theatre is not only addicting but something that can change a life.