"Therefore, my lord, go travel for a while."
—Pericles

Our Shakespeare-in-the-Schools tour travels to area schools and other venues every year from January to April.


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Stefanie Resnick (left) as Lady Macbeth and Jennifer Vosters as Malcolm .

Stefanie Resnick (left) as Lady Macbeth and Jennifer Vosters as Malcolm.

The Utah Shakespeare Festival is once again hitting the road with its Shakespeare-in-the-Schools touring production—in 2019 performing the intense tragedy of Macbeth. From January to April, the Festival will take its production of Macbeth to more than 25,000 students throughout the West. included is a fifteen-minute post-show discussion with the actors and optional workshops in Stage Combat, Performing Shakespeare's Text, and Developing Character through Improvisation.

The cost of the full program is $1,000, plus additional fees for workshops. Limited grants are available.

For information or to book the tour, please call
435-865-8333.

TICKETS TO TWO PUBLIC PERFORMANCES IN WEST VALLEY CITY ARE NOW AVAILABLE.

March 29 and April 1 • 7 p.m.
Harmon Hall • 3333 Decker Lake Drive • West Valley City, Utah

Tickets are $10.


The Traveling Company

Actors in the touring company include a number who have worked at the Festival, as well as professionally across the country. They are:

Cordell Cole (Witch, Macduff) received his BFA in acting from Brenau University (Gainesville Theatre Alliance). He is new at the Festival, but some favorite credits include American Shakespeare Center Alliance Theatre, American Players Theatre, Georgia Shakespeare, Essential Theatre Festival.

Abby Nakken (Witch, Duncan) is a recent graduate of Southern Utah University and a Cedar City native. She has appeared at the Festival in Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare in Love, Fiddler on the Roof, and The Greenshow. Other credits include work at Second Studio Theater Company and the Neil Simon Festival.

Stefanie Resnick (Witch, Lady Macbeth) previously toured with the Festival’s The Tempest and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Originally from New York, she received her BA in journalism from UW-Madison and her MFA in performance from UNLV. She has performed in all but five U.S. states.

Tim Sailer (Macbeth) is new to the Festival. He received an MFA from the University of Houston and spent five years at the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Virginia. Other theatres include Texas Shakespeare Festival, Houston Shakespeare Festival, Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, and Commonweal Theatre Company.

Karen Thorla (Banquo, Lady Macduff) is a New York based actor and writer with a BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design. She has worked with the Utah Shakespeare Festival (Julius Caesar, educational tour of A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Great Lakes Theater, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, and others.

Jennifer Vosters (Malcolm, Fleance, Musician) is an actor, director, and musician from Wisconsin. She performed at the Utah Shakespeare Festival in 2017 and has also worked at Lyric Repertory Company, Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival, Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival, and several Milwaukee theatres. 

In addition, the tour company includes two technical and administrative artists:

Austin Andrews (Company/Tour Manager) is returning to the Festival for his fifth season. He is recent graduate of Southern Utah University's BFA technical theatre and design program and has worked on productions such as the Festival's 2016 Henry V and Much Ado about Nothing.

Casey Duke (Technical Director) comes from Mississippi, where she earned her BA in theatre in 2014. New to the Festival, her previous credits include multiple seasons at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, designing lights in the Tallahassee circuit and in regional summer stock companies, and mounting the then-Broadway-bound Holiday Inn at Goodspeed Musicals.


2019 Tour Schedule

All dates, times, and locations are subject to change. In addition, other dates and venues are still being added, so check back often to see the latest schedule.

January 22
Foothills High School; Cedar City, Utah; 7 p.m.

January 23
Southern Utah University Auditorium; Cedar City, Utah; 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

January 24
Southern Utah University Auditorium; Cedar City, Utah; 10:30 a.m.

January 28
Moapa Valley High School; Overton, Nevada; 7 p.m.

January 29
College of Southern Nevada; North Las Vegas, Nevada; 10 a.m.

January 30
College of Southern Nevada; North Las Vegas, Nevada; 10 a.m.

January 31
College of Southern Nevada; North Las Vegas, Nevada; 10 a.m.

February 1
College of Southern Nevada; North Las Vegas, Nevada; 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

February 4
College of Southern Nevada; North Las Vegas, Nevada; 10 a.m.

February 6
Del Sol Academy; Las Vegas, Nevada; 10:30 a.m.

February 7
Meadow Valley Middle School; Panaca, Nevada; 1 p.m.

February 8
Mohave High School; Bullhead City, Arizona; 6 p.m.

February 12
Saville Middle School; Las Vegas, Nevada; 10 a.m.

February 13
Shadow Ridge High School; Las Vegas, Nevada; 10:30 a.m. and 12 noon

February 14
El Capitan High School; Colorado City, Arizona; 7 p.m.

February 19
Lee Williams High School; Kingman, Arizona; 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

February 20
Yavapai College; Prescott, Arizona; 9:30 a.m.

February 22
Mingus Union High School; Cottonwood, Arizona; 10:50 a.m.

February 26
Queen Creek Performing Arts Center; Queen Creek, Arizona; 9:15 a.m. and 7 p.m.

February 27
Central Arizona College; Coolidge, Arizona; 10:30 a.m.

March 1
Chandler Center for the Arts; Chandler, Arizona; 1 and 7 p.m.

March 4
Shrine of the Ages and Coconino County Public Library; Grand Canyon Village, Arizona; 1 and 7 p.m.

March 5
Monument Valley High; Kayenta, Arizona; 12:15 p.m.

March 6
Greyhills High School; Tuba City, Arizona; 10:30 a.m.

March 11
Montezuma High School; Cortez, Colorado; 7 p.m.

March 12
The Ute Theater; Rifle, Colorado; 10 a.m.

March 13
Glenwood Springs High School; Glenwood Springs, Colorado; 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

March 14
Wayne High School; Bicknell, Utah; 1:30 p.m.

March 18
Orem Elementary School; Orem, Utah; 10 a.m.

March 19
Westlake High School; Saratoga Springs, Utah; 8:30 a.m.

March 20
John Hancock High School; Pleasant Grove Utah; 9:45 a.m.

March 21
Arches Academy; Orem, Utah; 12:15 p.m.

March 22
Adele C.Young Intermediate School; Brigham City, Utah; 10 a.m.

March 25
Ogden School Foundation; Ogden, Utah; 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

March 26
Roy High School; Roy, Utah; 6 p.m.

March 27
Orion Junior High School; Harrisville, Utah; 1 p.m.

March 28
Treasure Mountain Junior High School; Park City, Utah; 10 a.m.

March 29
Harman Hall Theatre; West Valley City, Utah; 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

April 1
Harman Hall Theatre; West Valley City, Utah; 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.

April 2
Harman Hall Theatre; West Valley City, Utah; 10 a.m. 

April 3
American Heritage Academy; American Fork, Utah; 9 a.m.

April 4
Farmington High School; Farmington, Utah; 9 a.m.

April 5
Bonneville Junior High School; Holladay, Utah; 8 a.m.

April 6
Decker Lake Youth Center; West Valley City, Utah; 2 p.m.

April 8
Lakeview Academy; Saratoga Springs, Utah; 10:30 a.m.

April 9
Grand Theatre - Salt Lake Community College; Salt Lake City, Utah; 10 a.m.

April 10
Grand Theatre - Salt Lake Community College; Salt Lake City, Utah; 10 a.m.

April 11
Syracuse Arts Academy; Syracuse; Utah, 9 a.m. 

April 12
Delta High School; Delta, Utah; 6 p.m.

April 15
Spanish Fork High School; Spanish Fork, Utah; 3 p.m.

April 16
Springville High School; Springville, Utah; 7:30 p.m.

April 17
Tintic High School; Eureka, Utah; 10 a.m.

April 18
Fossil Ridge Intermediate School; St. George, Utah


Enjoy a Video Overview of the Shakespeare-in-the-Schools Touring Program

 
 

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Top photo: A scene from the 2017 Shakespeare-in-the-Schools production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.