Artist Bios: Mountain Meadows

DEBORA THREEDY (Playwright) recently retired after many years of teaching law at the University of Utah to spend more time writing plays. After a lifetime doing theatre primarily as an actor and director, about twenty years ago she turned to playwriting. Since then, she has had seven full-length plays produced by various theatres in Utah, as well as a number of shorter plays. She has been invited three times to workshop her plays at the Utah Shakespeare Festival (the only playwright to have been so honored): Nemo 1934 in 2006 (later produced as The End of the Horizon by Plan-B Theatre in 2008 and again by the Center for the Arts at Kayenta in 2021); One Big Union in 2016; and Balthazar in 2022. In 2010, she won a national playwriting contest, the Fratti-Newman New Political Play Contest in New York City, for her play The Third Crossing. Most recently, her play for children K-3, Alli and #3, toured the state in the 2021-2022 school year and was seen by more than 15,000 students in person or virtually.

MORAG SHEPHERD (Director) is one of the producers and the artistic director of Immigrant’s Daughter Theatre, where she has recently produced DREAMERS in a kitchen, and directed ROLE PLAY at the SLC Fringe Festival. Recent favorite directing credits include BODY AWARENESS, A BRIEF WALTZ IN A LITTLE ROOM, and IN THE END THERE WAS SNOW. Morag is thrilled to be working with Pygmalion Theatre Company with this cool crew, and can’t wait to share this earth shattering story with the audience.

*STEPHANIE HOWELL (Nita) is excited to return to PYGmalion, after previously appearing in Spark (as Evelyn), and Wonder of the World (as Cass). She’s also thrilled to be working on her second play by Debora Threedy — having been part of the original cast of The End of the Horizon at Plan-B Theatre Company. Other favorite roles include Judy (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time; Pioneer Theatre Company), Birgit (The Ice Front; Plan-B Theatre Company), Juliana (The Other Place; Utah Repertory Theatre), and Jean (Good People; Salt Lake Acting Company). Stephanie holds a B.S. in Theatre Arts from Northwestern University and is a member of *Actors’ Equity Association.

CARLIE YOUNG (Miranda) graduated from Westminster College in 2016 with a BFA in Theatre Performance. She’s since had the pleasure of performing with Pinnacle Acting Company, Sting & Honey Company, The Grand Theatre Company, The Hive Theatre Company, New World Shakespeare/Kallisti Theatre Company, the Classical Greek Theatre Festival at Westminster, the Davis Arts Council, and with several companies in the Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival. She’s honored to be working with Pygmalion Productions again after performing in their 2020 production of Flying.

DAISY BLAKE PERRY (Saphrona) grew up in Bath, England. Her plays include WAIT!, THE WOMEN OF LOCKERBIE, STOP KISS, LIVING OUT, and POPCORN with Pygmalion Productions, POLISH JOKE, HOLD PLEASE and BIG LOVE with SLAC, TALKING WALES I and II with Utah Contemporary Theatre and Kate in THE TAMING OF THE SHREW with Salt Lake Shakespeare. She’s appeared in a few SLAMs for Plan-B Theatre, and lots of readings for the companies above including Pygmalion’s recent reading of ROE, a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood. She’s also done some fun film and voiceover work. Daisy has a theatre, film and television degree from Bristol University in England. She is also a former derby girl; her derby name is Babe Rainbow and her number is 3.  Daisy moved to Utah at the end of 2001 and is a journalist by day. She  joined “Gephardt Daily” in November 2014, and has an arts and entertainment podcast on the site.

TIFFANI DIGREGORIO (Charity, Mrs. Carter, Reen) is grateful for the opportunity to work with Morag, the talented cast, and the Pygmalion family. Utah theater credits include Pilot Program with Sackerson and Gidion’s Knot with Pinnacle Theater Company. Tiffani studied drama at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and was a member of Playhouse West in Los Angeles for 10 years. West coast theater credits include This is Our Youth with James Franco, The Crucible, All’s Well That Ends Well, A Doll’s House, Baby with the Bathwater, and The Dining Room. She can be seen in numerous national and regional commercials, a couple of failed pilots, a Netflix streamer here and there, and the short film Dark Matter, which is currently buzzing along the festival circuit. Additionally, she has worked on films directed by Rob Reiner, Steven Soderbergh, and Jeff Goldblum. Tiffani holds a BA in English from the University of Utah.

DAVID HANSON (Nephi, Samuel) is taking his first foray with Pygmalion, having previously appeared in Spamalot, Hairspray and Young Frankenstein at the Grand Theatre, At the Bottom and Lion in Winter with Pinnacle Theater Company, Kingdom of Heaven with Plan B, and various other productions. David also periodically sits behind the table, having recently directed productions of Crazy for You, Curtains, The Last Five Years and 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche.

MATTHEW IVAN BENNETT (Lister, Jeremy, Brother Anderson) has been a Resident Playwright of Plan-B Theatre Company since 2007, where he premiered several stage and radio plays, including Eric(a), which won Best Drama at the United Solo Theatre Festival in New York. He has acted with Plan-B, SLAC, Utah Shakespeare, and was seen in Trent Harris’ Delightful Water Universe. He wrote the screenplay for The Whole Lot, which will play at the San Francisco Independent Film Festival and Mumbai Indie-Fest in 2023. His poetry has been published with Sugar House Review, Western Humanities Review, unearthed, and Utah Life. His comedy, A Night with the Family was staged by Pygmalion in 2013, but this is his acting premiere with Pyg.