Dixie Forum Utah Shakespeare Festival
Jamie Ann Romero (left) as Lucy and Tyler Pierce as Dracula in the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2015 production of Dracula. (Photo by Karl Hugh. Copyright Utah Shakespeare Festival 2015.) Image: bard.org

Dixie State University’s weekly “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World” series will continue its fall lineup with a presentation about the Utah Shakespeare Festival. A panel of Utah Shakespeare Festival actors and artists will present from noon to 12:50 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at the Dunford Auditorium in the Browning Resource Center on the DSU campus. Admission is free, and the public is encouraged to attend.

The panel—composed of production manager Becky Merold, costume shop supervisor Jennifer L. Bach, and actors Chris Mixon, Tyler Pierce, and Jamie Ann Romero—will talk about their particular job functions at the festival as well as the Utah Shakespeare Festival itself.

Merold has been with the Utah Shakespeare Festival for 13 seasons. Mixon, who is in his fifth season of performing with the Utah Shakespeare Festival, is portraying Renfield in this year’s production of “Dracula” as well as Launce in “The Two Gentlemen of Verona.” Pierce stars as the title character in “Dracula” and Panthino-Eglamour in “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” at the festival this year. Romero is taking on the role of Silvia in the festival’s production of “The Two Gentlemen of Verona” and Lucy in “Dracula.” Bach has served as the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s costume shop supervisor since 2008.

Dixie Forum is a weekly lecture series designed to introduce the St. George community and DSU students, faculty, and staff to diverse ideas and personalities while widening their worldviews via a 50-minute presentation. The Dixie Forum series will resume Oct. 20 when Fernando Rubio presents “Learning Languages in the Age of Connectedness.”

For more information on Dixie State University’s Dixie Forum series, please email DSU forum coordinator John Burns or call him at (435) 879-4712. or visit the DSU Dixie Forum website. Stay up to date on the forums by liking the Dixie Forum Facebook page at or following @dixieforum on Twitter.