M. Chase Grant
Chase recently returned from a two-year Masters of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) program at the University of Exeter in the UK, studying directing with a special emphasis on staging Shakespeare. While there, Chase had the opportunity to work in residency at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, working hand in hand with industry leading professionals pushing the current limit of what is possible with Shakespeare’s works. Prior to studying in England, Chase has coached the Lone Peak High School Shakespeare team for several years, bringing home numerous 1st place awards and accolades in the largest Shakespeare acting competition in the country. Many of Chase’s students have gone on to successful application and acceptance in university theater programs throughout the country. Chase consistently directs and performs in productions throughout Utah Valley and in the UK, including Macbeth and King John at Shakespeare’s Globe in London, Midsummer Nights Dream at The Dell in Stratford-Upon-Avon at the invitation of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Hamlet at BYU, Coriolanus with Grassroots Shakespeare Company, Mad Othello at the Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival, Annie the Musical with Utah COPA at the Covey Center for the Arts, Love’s Labor’s Lost for Lone Peak High School, Dancing at Lughnasa for Highland City Arts Council, as well as several productions at Utah Valley University, including The Mikado, Cato, and How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Chase is currently teaching Acting at the Utah Valley University, acting intensives at Hale West Valley, and acting classes with Utah COPA in American Fork.