Jordan has been active directing in communities throughout Utah Valley for the last number of years. He currently is the head of the Fine Arts Department and Theatre teacher/director at Liahona Preparatory Academy in Pleasant Grove where he has helped guide his students to multiple state and National titles. Jordan also teaches a youth musical theatre class in Cedar Hills each semester. Jordan is a graduate of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Jordan is married to the love of his life, Aubrey and they are the proud parents of 2 beautiful children. Recent directing credits include: Pirates of Penzance (Bluffdale Arts), Catholic School Girls (Highland City) Barnum Pre-Show (Timpanogos Arts).
Jeanine has been involved in theatre for a number of years. She has worked as Props Master for multiple organizations and enjoys being behind the scenes. Jeanine has worked as a stage manager for multiple theatre companies including Highland City Arts Council, Murray Arts in the Park and the Creekside Theatre Fest. Jeanine works as a Business Administrator during the day at John Hancock Charter School in Pleasant Grove.
Kris is an actor/director/educator who recently finished an MFA in Staging Shakespeare at the University of Exeter in Devon, UK. In May 2014 she completed an internship with the Tony-Award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival. She has completed acting and directing coursework at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in London where she studied under Philip Bird, Glynn Macdonald, and Yvonne Morley. She is currently a theatre education/directing professor at BYU and an acting professor at Snow College where she will direct Much Ado About Nothing in the fall of 2016. Her recent credits include: Hamlet (Gertrude), King Lear (Lear), Dancing at Lughnasa (Maggie), A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (Sheila), Macbeth (Director), and Romeo and Juliet (Romeo). She is the co-founder of Happy Accidents Theatre Company and Dark Lady Shakespeare Company. This is Kris's first season at the Creekside.
Resident Stage Manager Jeanine Lakouta
Artistic Director Jordan Long
This is Gabe's third season with the Creekside Theatre Fest. Gabe graduated from Brigham Young University with a BFA in Acting. Regional acting credits include productions at Hale West Valley, Lagoon Entertainment, and the Sandy Amphitheatre. Broadcasting and Film credits include Art Department on The Cokeville Miracle, Production Assistant for KUTV Channel 2 News,The LDS Church's new Book of Mormon series and DJ for KRCL 90.9 FM. Directing credits include Liahona Shakespeare Team (2009-Present), Honk! at Cedar Hills Community Theatre, The Diary of Anne Frank at Highland Community Theatre, and Technical Director for BYUTV including Devotionals 2012-2015 and Studio C Season 2-3. Gabe has taught theatre at Liahona Preparatory Academy, Lincoln Academy and is currently a Theatre Department Chair at Pioneer High-School for the Performing Arts in American Fork.
Director- The Frog Prince Brooke Hess Grant
This is Brooke's second season with the festival. Brooke has spent the better part of the last 10 years working with students as a teacher, acting coach and director. She has directed productions for Lone Peak High School and Hillcrest High School, and has led the Lone Peak Shakespeare team through several successful years of competition at the Utah Shakespeare Festival. She recently moved back to Utah after living in England for two years. While in England, she directed a production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' in Stratford-Upon-Avon by invitation of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Brooke currently serves as a Theatre Arts Chair at Pioneer High-School for the Performing Arts.
Director - Much Ado About Nothing Kris Jennings
Director - The Giver Gabriel Spencer