"And all the men and women merely players."
—As You Like It

Acting Company

This section will be updated when the latest casting news becomes available. Actors and roles are subject to change at any time. Please check back often for the latest information.


Isabella Abel-Suarez
Irish in The Greenshow; Lancelet Gobbo in The Merchant of Venice
Bio and Photo

John Ahlin*
Sir John Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor; Sir John Fastolfe/Mayor of London/Reigner in Henry VI Part One; Pap Finn/Sheriff Bell/Ensemble in Big River
Bio and Photo

Ian Allred
Male Lover/Scottish/Nessie/Fracasse in The Greenshow; Ben Rogers/Ensemble in Big River
Bio and Photo

Samantha Allred
Tart/Mary Jane Wilkes in Big River; Doris/ Scottish/ Nessie/ Colombina in The Greenshow
Bio and Photo

Ezekiel Andrew
Jim in Big River; Master Gunner/Ensemble in Henry VI Part One
Bio and Photo

Andrew Brandon Barrick
William Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor
Bio and Photo

Colleen Baum*
Betty Meeks in The Foreigner; Widow Douglas/Strange Woman/Ensemble in Big River
Bio and Photo

Russ Benton*
Owen Musser in The Foreigner; Lafe/ Counselor Robinson/ Silas Phelps/ Ensemble in Big River
Bio and Photo

Landon Tate Boyle
John Rugby in The Merry Wives of Windsor; Basset/Ensemble in Henry VI Part One; Simon/Hank/Ensemble in Big River
Bio and Photo

Leslie Brott*
Mistress Quickly in The Merry Wives of Windsor; Duchess of Gloucester in Henry VI Part One; Antonio in The Merchant of Venice
Bio and Photo

Chaye Lynn Brown
Alice’s Daughter in Big River
Bio and Photo

Kyle Bullock
Earl of Warwick/Ensemble in Henry VI Part One; Nym in The Merry Wives of Windsor; Salarino in The Merchant of Venice
Bio and Photo

Brandon Burk
Roderigo in Othello; Cliton in The Liar
Bio and Photo

Jeb Burris*
Cassio in Othello; Dorante in The Liar
Bio and Photo

Wayne T. Carr*
Bassanio in The Merchant of Venice; Othello in Othello; Alcippe in The Liar
Bio and Photo

Katie Cunningham*
Emilia in Othello; Isabelle/Sabine in The Liar
Bio and Photo

Michael Doherty*
Charlie in The Foreigner; Tom Sawyer in Big River
Bio and Photo

Michael Elich*
Richard Plantagenet/Ensemble in Henry VI Part One, Dr. Caius in The Merry Wives of Windsor; Balthazar in The Merchant of Venice
Bio and Photo  

Ty Fanning
Solanio in The Merchant of Venice, Charles in Henry VI Part One; Fenton in The Merry Wives of Windsor
Bio and Photo

Tarah Flanagan*
Portia in The Merchant of Venice; Mistress Alice Ford in The Merry Wives of Windsor; Duchess of Alençon/Edmund Mortimer in Henry VI Part One
Bio and Photo

Katie Fay Francis
Catherine in The Foreigner; The Muse in An Iliad; Tart/Susan Wilkes/Ensemble in Big River
Bio and Photo

Cailen Fu
Woman/English/Isabella in The Greenshow; Mistress Anne Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor; Joanna Wilkes/Ensemble in Big River
Bio and Photo

Sara Funk
Robin in The Merry Wives of Windsor; Ensemble in The Merchant of Venice
Bio and Photo

Michael A. Harding
Bastard of Orleans/General of Bordeaux in Henry VI Part One; Sir Hugh Evans in The Merry Wives of Windsor
Bio and Photo

V Craig Heidenreich*
Gordon/Richard Nixon/Announcers in Pearl’s in the House
Bio and Photo

Chad Henwood
Governor of Paris/Ensemble in Henry VI Part One; Ensemble in The Merchant of Venice
Bio and Photo

Sarah Hollis
Renata in Pearl's in the House
Bio and Photo

A. Bryan Humphrey*
Bishop of Winchester in Henry VI Part One; Judge Thatcher/Harvey Wilkes/Doctor/Ensemble in Big River
Bio and Photo

Josh Innerst
Earl of Salisbury/Earl of Suffolk/Ensemble in Henry VI Part One; Gratiano in The Merchant of Venice; Pistol/Robert in The Merry Wives of Windsor
Bio and Photo

Austin Glen Jacobs
Peter Simple in The Merry Wives of Windsor; John Talbot/Lawyer/Ensemble in Henry VI Part One; Jo Harper/Young Fool/Ensemble in Big River
Bio and Photo

Josh Jeffers
Lorenzo in The Merchant of Venice; Reverend David Marshall Lee in The Foreigner
Bio and Photo

Keaton Delmar Johns
John/Irish/Arlecchio in The Greenshow; Salerio/ Singer/ Ensemble in The Merchant of Venice
Bio and Photo

Geoffrey Kent*
Francis Ford in The Merry Wives of Windsor; Lord Talbot in Henry VI Part One; Prince of Arragon/Magnifico in The Merchant of Venice
Bio and Photo

Dan Kremer*
Duke of Gloucester in Henry VI Part One; Robert Shallow in The Merry Wives of Windsor
Bio and Photo

Stephanie Lambourn*
Mistress Margaret Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor; Jailer/Margaret/Ensemble in Henry VI Part One; Miss Watson/Tart/Sally Phelps/Ensemble in Big River
Bio and Photo

Tracie Lane
Joan de Pucelle in Henry VI Part One; Tubal/Duke of Venice in The Merchant of Venice
Bio and Photo

Keith Livingston
Man/English/Il Dottore in The Greenshow; Ensemble in Henry VI Part One; Slave in Big River
Bio and Photo

Henry A. McDaniel
George Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor; Woodville/Duke of Burgundy/Ensemble in Henry VI Part One
Bio and Photo

Courtney McMullin
Ensemble in The Merchant of Venice
Bio and Photo

Chris Mixon*
S/Sgt. Froggy LeSueur in The Foreigner; Teacher/The King/Ensemble in Big River
Bio and Photo

Kipp Moorman
Duke of Venice/Soldier in Othello; Geronte in The Liar
Bio and Photo

Betsy Mugavero*
Nerissa in The Merchant of Venice; Desdemona in Othello; Clarice in The Liar
Bio and Photo

Veronica Otim
Slave/Alice/Ensemble in Big River; Woman/Scottish/Nessie/Spavento in The Greenshow
Bio and Photo

Aidaa Peerzada
Jessica in The Merchant of Venice; Bianca/Messenger in Othello; Lucrece in The Liar
Bio and Photo

Jim Poulos*
King Henry VI/Gunner’s Boy in Henry VI Part One; Preacher/The Duke/Ensemble in Big River; Host in The Merry Wives of Windsor
Bio and Photo

Lance Rasmussen
Abraham Slender in The Merry Wives of Windsor; Dick/Andy/Ensemble in Big River; Earl of Somerset/Ensemble in Henry VI Part One
Bio and Photo

Daria Pilar Redus
Female Lover/Pantalone in The Greenshow; Slave/Ensemble in Big River
Bio and Photo

Rob Riordan*
Huckleberry Finn in Big River; Ellard Simms in The Foreigner
Bio and Photo

Paul Michael Sandberg
Brabantio in Othello; Stephano in The Merchant of Venice
Bio and Photo

Miles L. Savage
Silvius in The Merry Wives of Windsor
Bio and Photo

Jared Sowards
Harry in The Merry Wives of Windsor
Bio and Photo

Kate Sowards
Audrey in The Merry Wives of Windsor
Bio and Photo

André Spathelf-Sanders
Man/English/Fabrizio in The Greenshow; Slave/Ensemble in Big River
Bio and Photo

Kim Staunton*
Pearl Bailey in Pearl’s in the House
Bio and Photo

Jeremy Thompson
Lodovico/Officer/Soldier in Othello; Philiste in The Liar
Bio and Photo

Brian Vaughn*
Iago in Othello; The Poet in An Iliad
Bio and Photo

Halle Vickers
Celia in The Merry Wives of Windsor
Bio and Photo

Lisa Wolpe*
Shylock in The Merchant of Venice; Duchess of Bedford/Lady Lucy/Shepherd in Henry VI Part One
Bio and Photo

Jamil Zraikat
Montano in Othello; Prince of Morocco/Magnifico in The Merchant of Venice
Bio and Photo

*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.
†At the Festival courtesy of the Southern Utah University Fellowship Program.

See a complete, searchable list of all our actors from 1962 to now.


Artistic Company

This section will be updated as artists are hired. Please check back often for the latest information.


K. L. Alberts
Costume Designer—Big River
Bio and Photo

Terence Orleans Alexander
Stage Manager—The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Foreigner
Bio and Photo

Melissa Rain Anderson
Director—Big River
Bio and Photo

Paul Mason Barnes
Director—The Merry Wives of Windsor
Bio and Photo

Bill Black
Costume Designer—The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Merchant of Venice
Bio and Photo

Kayla Beth Broome
Stage Manager Administrative Assistant
Bio and Photo

Jade Bruno
Stage Manager—The Liar, Othello
Bio and Photo

Kate Buckley
Director—Othello
Bio and Photo

Tom Buderwitz
Scenic Designer—Othello, Pearl's in the House
Bio and Photo

Steven Cahill
Musical Supervision and Arrangements/Additional Composition—Pearl's in the House
Bio and Photo

Vincent J. Cardinal
Director—The Foreigner
Bio and Photo

Brad Carroll
Director—The Liar
Bio and Photo

Sean Cawelti
Projection Designer—Pearl's in the House
Bio and Photo

Caleb Thomas Cook
Assistant Stage Manager—The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Foreigner
Bio and Photo

Pierre Corneille
Playwright—The Liar
Bio and Photo

Nathan C. Crocker
Voice and Text Coach—Henry VI Part One, The Merchant of Venice, Othello
Bio and Photo

Ashley Dickey
Assistant Stage Manager—Henry VI Part One, The Merchant of Venice
Bio and Photo

Nils Emerson
Scenery Director; Technical Director—The Liar
Bio and Photo

Robert Fagles
Translator—An Iliad
Bio and Photo

Barry G. Funderburg
Sound Designer—Big River, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Pearl's in the House; Music Score and Sound Designer—The Liar, The Foreigner
Bio and Photo

Brandon Scott Grayson
Music Director—The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Merchant of Venice, Henry VI Part One
Bio and Photo

Michael Gribbin
Music Director—Big River, The Greenshow
Bio and Photo

William Hauptman
Playwright—Big River
Bio and Photo

Benjamin Hohman
Properties Director
Bio and Photo

Britannia Howe
Director/Playwright—The Greenshow
Bio and Photo

David Ives
Playwright—The Liar
Bio and Photo

Chiara H. Johnson
Stage Manager—The Greenshow
Bio and Photo

Geoffrey Kent
Fight Director—The Merry Wives of Windsor, Henry VI Part One, Othello, The Merchant of Venice, The Liar
Bio and Photo

William C. Kirkham
Lighting Designer—The Foreigner, Big River, An Iliad, The Liar
Bio and Photo

Jason Lajka
Scenic Designer—Big River, The Foreigner, The Liar
Bio and Photo

Jeffrey Lieder
Costume Director/Costume Designer—An Iliad
Bio and Photo

Gemma Maliszewski
Assistant Stage Manager—Big River, Pearl's in the House
Bio and Photo

Art Manke
Playwright/Director—Pearl's in the House
Bio and Photo

Kate McPherson
Play Seminar Director
Bio and Photo

Megan Brunsvold Mercedes
Movement Director—The Merchant of Venice
Bio and Photo

Becky Merold
Production Manager
Bio and Photo

David Kay Mickelsen
Costume Designer—The Foreigner, The Liar, Pearl's in the House
Bio and Photo

Roger Miller
Playwright—Big River
Bio and Photo

Kathryn M. Moncrief
Play Seminar Director
Bio and Photo

Denis O'Hare
Playwright—An Iliad
Bio and Photo

Scott Palfreyman
Electrics Director
Bio and Photo

Michael Pasquini
Lighting Designer—Henry VI Part One The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Merchant of Venice
Bio and Photo

Joe Payne
Sound Designer/Composer—Othello, Henry VI Part One, The Merchant of Venice
Bio and Photo

Lisa Peterson
Playwright—An Iliad
Bio and Photo

Melinda Pfundstein
Director—The Merchant of Venice
Bio and Photo

Lauren T. Roark
Costume Designer—Henry VI Part One
Bio and Photo

Dana Rochester
Hair and Makeup Director/Wigmaster—The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Merchant of Venice, Henry VI Part One, The Greenshow
Bio and Photo

Christine Rowan
Choreographer—Big River, The Greenshow
Bio and Photo

Kyle Schellinger
Costume Designer—Othello
Bio and Photo

Phaedra Michelle Scott
Dramaturg—Pearl's in the House
Bio and Photo

Tanya J. Searle
Festival Stage Manager; Stage Manager—Othello, An Iliad, Pearl's in the House
Bio and Photo

William Shakespeare
Playwright—Henry VI Part One, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Merchant of Venice, Othello
Bio and Photo

Larry Shue
Playwright—The Foreigner
Bio and Photo

Jaymi Lee Smith
Lighting Designer—Othello, Pearl's in the House
Bio and Photo

Isabel Smith-Bernstein
Dramaturg—Henry VI Part One, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Merchant of Venice
Bio and Photo

Bryan Sommer
Stage Manager—The Merchant of Venice, Henry VI Part One
Bio and Photo

Jeremy Sortore
Voice and Text Coach—The Merchant of Venice, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Foreigner
Bio and Photo

Jason Spelbring
Director—An Iliad; Fight Director—The Foreigner, Big River, The Greenshow
Bio and Photo

Philip Thompson
Head of Voice and Text; Voice and Text Coach—An Iliad, Pearl's in the House, The Liar,The Greenshow
Bio and Photo

Karen Thorla
Playwright—The Greenshow
Bio and Photo

Paula E. Trimpey
Costume/Scenic Designer—The Greenshow
Bio and Photo

Angie Turro
Assistant Stage Manager—The Liar, An Iliad, Othello
Bio and Photo

Mark Twain
Novelist—Big River
Bio and Photo

Apollo Mark Weaver
Scenic Designer—The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Merchant of Venice, Henry VI Part One
Bio and Photo

Amy Witherby
Stage Manager—Big River, Pearl's in the House
Bio and Photo

Henry Woronicz
Director—Henry VI Part One
Bio and Photo


Top photo: Luigi Sottile (left) as D'Artagnan and Ben Livingston as D'Artagnan's Father in The Three Musketeers, 2016.