Derek Charles Livingston has been named as the interim artistic director at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. He will fill that role while a nationwide search is completed to hire a new artistic director to replace Brian Vaughn, who stepped down May 25. Livingston has worked at the Festival since March of 2021 when he was hired as director of new play development/artistic associate. Prior to coming to the Festival, Livingston was primarily a theatre director, producer, and new play developer. In addition to his new duties, he will also be performing in the one-man play Thurgood which opens September 14 at the Festival.

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