Richard Scharine (Artistic Director) Richard Scharine is a Professor Emeritus in Theatre and Ethnic Studies at the University of Utah Theatre Department, where at different times he served as Chair, Director of Graduate Studies, and headed the B.A. program. A former Fulbright Senior Lecturer at the University of Gdansk in Poland, Dr. Scharine’s honors include the University Professorship, University of Utah Diversity Award, College of Fine Arts Faculty Excellence Award, and Outstanding Educator of America. He has directed 90+ plays (including fourteen for People Productions, of which he is a co-founder and senior consultant), and has acted in ten states and seven foreign countries. His most recent onstage performance was as Wallace Stegner in the premiere of Plan-B Theatre’s Wallace by Debora Threedy and Jennifer Nii (March 2010), and in August 2011 he directed the Intermountain premiere of Lynn Nottage’s Ruined for People Productions. You can contact Richard at email@example.com
William Ferrer (Education Director) William Ferrer has lived in the Salt Lake City area for 12 years, spending much of that time teaching in the city's schools. Ferrer has also performed as a storyteller in the region. After years away from acting, he returned to theater in 2002 and has performed with Salt Lake Acting Company and Pygmalion Productions, while doing the bulk of his work with People Productions. Ferrer has also appeared in a number of feature and independent films shot in the area. He plans to continue acting and directing in both the theater and film mediums while helping to facilitate the growth and rising profile of People Productions in Utah. You can contact William at firstname.lastname@example.org
Martine Kei Green-Rogers is currently an Assistant Professor in the Theatre department at the University of Utah. She is a freelance dramaturg who has worked at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Pioneer Theatre Company, the Classical Theatre Company, Stages Repertory Theatre, CATCO and Plan-B Theatre Company and currently serves as the Resident Dramaturg for the Court Theatre.
Kerry Lee has directed, choreographed and performed for Youth Theater companies in Sunnyvale, San Jose, Palo Alto in the San Francisco Bay Area . She had the role as Big Budah’s wife in the film “American Pastime” filmed in Utah. She was an actor, assistant director and stage manager for the production "Breaking the Silence" (2013), a theatrical piece produced by the Japanese American Citizens League of Salt Lake. Kerry has performed for Pioneer Theater Company, Salt Lake Acting Company and Pygmalion Productions. Acting credits include Amy Tan's West Coast Premiere of "Joy Luck Club" for TheatreWorks. And a West Coast tour of the U.S. and France in another Amy Tan theater piece called "Immortal Heart" She holds a BFA in Modern Dance and an Youth Theater MFA from the University of Utah and an MFA in Contemporary Performance from Naropa University. At Naropa she danced in the Butoh piece "Luminous Emptiness," a multi-media stage adaptation of the Tibetan Book of the Dead. Kerry’s multi-media thesis, based on Role-playing games, was called “MA VIE EN ROLE”. She trained and performed in the Actor's Studio Drama program in New York City. Contact Kerry at YellowFacethePlay@gmail.com.
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