Utah Shakespeare Festival Director To Retire

Sep 8, 2016

Utah Shakespeare Executive Director Scott Phillips has announced his retirement.

Supporters of the Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City enjoyed 2016 summer performances in the new $40 million Beverly Taylor Sorensen Center for the Arts. At the conclusion of this 55th season the organization will be searching for a new executive director.

Scott Phillips announced his retirement as executive director this week after spending 40 years working for the performing arts organization.

“He’s got a legacy that is incredible,” said Utah Shakespeare Festival’s Kami Terry Paul. “He has been here for the building of the Randall Jones Theatre, for the Tony Award, and also the completion of the new Beverly Center complex.”

Phillips began as executive director of the company in 2007. Before that he was managing director for 15 years and spent 13 years as marketing director.

After graduating from Southern Utah University in 1975 Phillips became the first full-time employee hired by the Utah Shakespeare Festival company.