Associate Artistic Director
Jason Spelbring returns to the Lyric Rep to direct MAMMA MIA! Jason is an actor, director and educator. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre Arts at Utah State University – Caine College of the Arts. Jason is a proud graduate of the two-year professional actor training program at The Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts (PCPA). Jason holds his Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Acting from Webster University’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts and his Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Acting from the University of California, Irvine. Professional directing credits include An Iliad at the Tony Award Winning Utah Shakespeare Festival and Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery at the Lyric Repertory Company. Educational directing credits include Xanadu, The Game of Love and Chance, Big Fish, Twelfth Night, The Great God Pan, Rabbit Hole and Dogfight (Utah State University) Cinderella and Urinetown – The Musical (Studio at Sage Hill). Jason has taught Acting on the local, national and international level over the past ten years. Teaching credits including workshops at the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, NE where he led classes on Unlocking Shakespeare’s Text – Shakespeare Made Easy. At Utah State University, Jason teaches courses in Acting Musical Theatre, Classic Comedy, Directing, Stage Combat (Unarmed, Rapier and Broadsword) and Movement for the Actor. Some of Jason’s acting credits include Juliet in the UK Premiere of Joe Calarco’s Shakespeare’s R&J, Arts Theatre, West End, London. Other Credits: Bath Shakespeare Festival, PCPA/Theaterfest, Centerpoint Theatre, Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare East – Boston, Great River Shakespeare Festival, Musical Theatre West – Long Beach, and six seasons at the Tony Award winning Utah Shakespeare Festival.