CEDAR CITY — When UTBA went to Cedar City last July, we had a few things in mind when we conducted interviews. Basically, we wished to talk with people about three things: the past, the present, and the future. For insight into the past, we spoke with R. Scott Phillips, the Festival’s executive director. Three cast members were our source of news on the present season of the Festival. For the future of the Festival, we couldn’t think of anyone better to interview than the artistic directors themselves, Brian Vaughn and David Ivers. As artistic directors, it is their job to take the reigns of the Festival organization and guide it to new heights of excellence while staying faithful to the Festival’s founding mission.

In this interview, Vaughn and Ivers discuss the 2012 season, how they choose the scripts they produce, a new theater they’re raising funds for, their current calendar limitations, and their plans to expand their seasons and programming. Enjoy the interview!

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