Frank Honts  |  Panel Discussion

"Gender Parity and the Classical Canon", a panel discussion about casting concerns for Shakespeare festivals and theatres that specialize in producing the classics. The panel consists of  Geoffrey Kent (Director, Actor and Fight Choreographer), Sam White (Artistic Director of Shakespeare in Detroit), Dawn Monique Williams (Artistic Associate at Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Lisa Wolpe (Artistic Director of Los Angeles Women's Shakespeare Company), and Frank Honts (Dramaturg at the Utah Shakespeare Festival). This discussion will be moderated byJack Greenman, (Associate Professor of Voice & Speech at Southern Methodist University and Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework).

About Frank

Frank Honts serves as Dramaturg and Associate Director at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. Previously at the Festival: director,  Hamlet (Shakespeare-in-the-Schools Tour), Affluence (New American Playwrights Project); dramaturg, Henry IV, Parts One and Two, King Lear, The Taming of the Shrew, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Measure for Measure, The Comedy of Errors; assistant director, The Winter's Tale, Dial "M" for Murder; Flachmann Fellow, 2014 and 2015

Other Theatres: recent dramaturgy projects include West Side Story (Paramount Theatre, Chicago); Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play (A Contemporary Theatre, Seattle); Amelia (Renaissance Theaterworks, Milwaukee); In the Next Room, Good People, Going to St. Ives, and others (Forward Theater Company, Madison); has also worked with Goodman Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, American Players Theatre, and California Shakespeare Theater

Other Credits: artistic associate, Forward Theater Company (Madison, Wisconsin) for three seasons

Education: A.B., history, Brown University