CHASE RAMSEY (Director) A director/actor, Chase is co-founder of Warboy Theatre Projects (WarboyTheatreProjects.com), a company focused on unconventional new works, and co-founder of Connections Theatre Project, a theater company for communities with autism (ConnectionsTheatre.org). He recently directed the regional premiere of Rapunzel, Rapunzel: A Very Hairy Fairy Tale. He will next be directing Neil LaBute’s Reasons to Be Pretty, Bertolt Brecht’s Galaleo, and Shrek the Musical. Chase is currently performing the role of Bobby Strong in Urinetown at Hale Center Theater Orem. Visit Chase at Chase-Ramsey.com.
BRIAN GROB (Assistant Director) Brian recently graduated from Utah Valley University with a degree in Theatrical Arts Performance. He has accepted an offer to attend Northern Illinois University’s Acting MFA program and will be leaving for Illinios in late July. Brian’s acting credits include roles in An Adaptation of The Tell-Tale Heart, Elephant’s Graveyard, and Water in the Rain. Brian’s directing credits include assistant director for The Crucible at UVU and assistant director for Shackled for Warboy Theatre Projects, which he co-founded. His scriptwriting credits include An Adaptation of The Tell-Tale Heart and Shackled. Brian is excited to be working with an exceptionally talented cast and director on What the Bellhop Saw. We hope you enjoy the show!
EMILY GRIFFITH (Stage Manager) Emily is a student at Utah Valley University in the Theatrical Arts Department. She has been stage managing for five years and has most recently been the production stage manager Utah Rep’s production of I Love You Because and The Crucible at UVU. Emily’s other notable experience includes assistant stage managing for Stadium of Fire. She has also performed in a few of UVU’s mainstage productions. Emily is very grateful for the opportunity to work with Utah Rep and would like to thank her family for their love and support while she follows her dreams.
KEVIN S. DUDLEY (Set Designer) Kevin studied at the University of Utah. His most recent set designs at the U were Spring Awakening, Les Belles-Soeurs, Stop Kiss and Vernon God Little. Kevin’s has also designed and technical-directed 18 productions for South Jordan Community Theatre. His favorite designs include Dark Horse Company Theatre’s Chicago (Park City), and SJCT’s Oliver! and Little Shop of Horrors. Kevin is thrilled to add this production of What the Bellhop Saw to his growing list of projects.
ALLEN STOUT (Costume Designer) Allen is very excited to be working on his second production for Utah Rep, after serving as costume designer for I Love You Because. His other credits include costume design for The Mikado, Elephant’s Graveyard, Honk Jr. and many others. His work can be viewed online at astoutdesigns.net.
CAITLIN MATTIE WEBB (Makeup Designer) Caitlin has been doing theater for 14 years now and has loved every facet of it. She will be graduating in Theatre Design from Utah Valley University this August. She’s excited to put her passion to work into this production. Thank you Chase for the opportunity and my family, friends, and Mikey for loving me. Enjoy the show!
ARIEL MITCHELL (Dramaturg) From Gibson Island, Md., Ariel graduated from Brigham Young University this April in Theatre Arts Studies with an emphasis in Playwriting. She has written several plays including Give Me Moonlight and A Second Birth, for which she was awarded the 2011 Vera Hinckley Award, third place recipient of the 2013 David Mark Cohen Award, and the Mimi and Harold Steinberg 2013 National Student Playwriting Award. The show was also produced in the BYU 2012-2013 mainstage season. She has also dramaturged BYU’s production of Selections from Gone Missing and The Cleverest Thief, as well as The Completely Fictional — Utterly True — Strange Final Tale of Edgar Allan Poe at Centerstage in Baltimore. This is her first show working with Utah Rep and she is very excited to be working on this incredible production.