A New Production Manager for the Utah Shakespeare Festival

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.

“We are very excited to have Becky on board as our new production manager,” said Artistic Director Brian Vaughn. “Becky has already proved invaluable in the success of our stage management department, and I eagerly look forward to her leadership within production. Her organizational skills matched with her current knowledge of our repertory system make her immensely qualified for the position, and I know she will have a tremendous impact here at the Festival.”

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Merold has spent most of her time in the Midwest where she received her BFA in stage management with a minor in business at the Conservatory Theatre at Webster College. Merold worked at the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre for ten years and just recently Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park as an Actors’ Equity Association-member stage manager.

“Becky Merold is the right person with experience both at other theaters and here at the Festival,” said Ben Hohman, props director. “She has an excitement about our organization and its future.  We are looking forward to working with her to move the Festival forward into the new Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts which will lead to more exciting and dynamic productions, while being mindful of the Festival's unique history and its commitment to classical theater.”

“I am continually inspired by the Festival's commitment to high caliber theater,” stated Merold. “This would not be possible without our passionate and talented production staff. I am thrilled to lead them in creating a great 54th season. I am also excited to work more closely with Fred Adams, R. Scott Phillips, Brian Vaughn, and David Ivers and the entire Festival staff as we embark on the opening of the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts.”