Playmakers Summer Shakespeare Open for Registration

Playmakers Summer Shakespeare Open for Registration

The thirteenth annual Playmakers Summer Shakespeare Program is now open for registration at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. This program is a wonderful opportunity for students to receive one-on-one training from theatre professionals and the Festival’s Education Director Michael Bahr.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Playmakers Summer Shakespeare

Playmakers Summer Shakespeare

The Education Department at the Utah Shakespeare Festival is excited to announce its twelfth annual Playmakers Summer Shakespeare Program. Students can expect to learn Shakespearean scene work, songs and the essential building blocks for theatre performance.

Join us for Playmakers' Pirates of Penzance

Join us for Playmakers' Pirates of Penzance

The students of the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s Playmakers program have been hard at work on their upcoming production of The Pirates of Penzance

Ray Seams, Zany #3 in The Taming of the Shrew

Ray Seams, Zany #3 in The Taming of the Shrew

Ray Seams, who plays Hortensio and Zany #3, hails from San Antonio, Texas. He has a BA from the University of Northern Colorado.

Misha Fristensky, Zany #1, in the Tour Production of The Taming of the Shrew

Misha Fristensky, Zany #1, in the Tour Production of The Taming of the Shrew

Michael (Misha) Fristensky plays multiple roles in The Taming of the Shrew. He was born in Switzerland, spent a majority of his childhood in Colorado and now calls New York City home.

Kaitlin Mills as Bianca in the Tour Production of The Taming of the Shrew

Kaitlin Mills as Bianca in the Tour Production of The Taming of the Shrew

Kaitlin Mills, who we saw last summer inAnything Goes, returns to the Festival as Bianca in the Shakespeare-in-the-School’s production of The Taming of the Shrew.

Malloree Hill, Katherine in the Tour Production of The Taming of the Shrew

Malloree Hill, Katherine in the Tour Production of The Taming of the Shrew

Malloree Hill, who plays Kate in this production, grew up in Texas, graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a BFA in Theatre Arts – Acting and currently has a home base in New York City. 

Tom Littman as Petruchio in the Tour's production of The Taming of the Shrew

Tom Littman as Petruchio in the Tour's production of The Taming of the Shrew

Tom Littman grew up in Colorado, attended University of Northern Colorado (degree in Theatre) and has spent the last four years in New York. He is making his Festival debut as Petruchio in our Tour production

Tony Carter as Lucentio in the Tour production of The Taming of the Shrew

Tony Carter as Lucentio in the Tour production of The Taming of the Shrew

Tony Carter grew up in Nevada and just graduated from Southern Utah University with a BFA in Musical Theatre.

The Tour Hits the Road

The Tour Hits the Road

From January to April, the Utah Shakespeare Festival will take its Shakespeare-in-the-Schools touring production of The Taming of the Shrew to more than 25,000 students in three western states. 

Christina Leinicke and Ben Hohman – Designers for The Tour

Christina Leinicke and Ben Hohman – Designers for The Tour

Rehearsals are in full swing for the Educational Tour production of The Taming of the Shrew. Designing for a tour is a challenge. It has to appeal to school age audiences, many of whom have never seen a live theatre production. 

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