Creative Team

*Indicates person is a Resident Artist of Sackerson

Morag Shepherd* – PLAYWRIGHT

Morag is one of the producers of Sackerson, and holds an MA in Theatre Criticism from Brigham Young University. Morag is a member of the Plan-B writers lab, where her play NOT ONE DROP (David Ross Fetzer grant recipient) and MOTHER EARTH monologue has performed. Her play DO YOU WANT TO SEE ME NAKED (Critics Choice Award, and Best Solo Performance) has performed in Salt Lake City, Tucson, and will perform in the United Solo Festival in New York City this fall with Elizabeth Golden. Recent writing credits include TRAIN TRACKS (co-produced with Flying Bobcat), BURN (Association of Mormon Letters Award for Best Drama), THE WORST THING I’VE EVER DONE, and POPPY’S IN THE SAND (Salt Lake City, and San Diego International Fringe Festival).

Alex Ungerman* – DIRECTOR (Original Casts)

Alex is one of the producers of Sackerson, and Co-Founder of the Grassroots Shakespeare Company. With Sackerson, he has directed THE WORST THING I’VE EVER DONE, AN OAK TREE, SONDER, SHOCKHEADED PETER, THE TEN DEATHS OF HAMLET, and THE WEIRD PLAY (a co-production with Plan-B Theatre).

Shawn Francis Saunders* – DIRECTOR (Extension Casts)

Shawn holds a bachelor of science degree in theatre from Utah Valley University. Shawn is a member of Avrec Art House where he co-wrote the short film “Say The Sins” with his friend and frequent collaborator Alexander Woods. Shawn’s favorite roles include Doug in GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES (UVU), Mephistopheles in DOCTOR FAUSTUS (Grassroots Shakespeare Company), Clown in STALLED (Post). Previous Sackerson productions include Hermit in BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, THE WORST THING I’VE EVER DONE, SHOCKHEADED PETER, and THE LITTLE PRINCE. Shawn is thrilled to be working with Sackerson again. “Wakanda forever.”

Dave Mortensen* – PRODUCER

Dave is one of the producers and resident artists of Sackerson. Recent directing credits include THE LITTLE PRINCE, SHOCKHEADED PETER, BURN, and POPPY’S IN THE SAND (Sackerson). HINDSIGHT is the 16th show he has produced with Sackerson. He served six years on the Board of the Grassroots Shakespeare Company. Before that he was a founding member of Mortal Fools Theatre Project in Provo where he produced the sellout Halloween productions of DR JEKYLL & MR HYDE, DRACULA, and FRANKENSTEIN (in addition to THE GLASS MENAGERIE). He founded Utah Theatre Bloggers in 2010 and served as a writer and administrator until 2016. Dave has recently been appointed to the Salt Lake City Arts Council Board.