Congratulations to Gavin Yehle, our 2019 Department of Theatre Outstanding Student!
Gavin is a dedicated and compassionate leader in the department who graduated with a BFA from the Actor Training Program in 2018, and is now graduating with a BFA in Stage Management.
During his time in the Department, he has appeared in Our Country’s Good, You Never Can Tell, The Two Noble Kinsmen, and Arcadia. He has stage managed or assistant stage managed on such shows as Company, Amahl and the Night Visitors, Julius Caesar, The Beautiful Game, and The Importance of Being Earnest.
In addition to acting and stage managing, he also has sound designed, mixed and assisted sound on various shows including You Never Can Tell, Steel Pier, Bring It On: The Musical, American Idiot, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Recently he was the lighting designer for The Rivals and has helped with lighting on various projects inside and outside of the department.
The Department of Theatre faculty nominated Gavin because of his commitment to the department, his fellow students, and the theatre community. Serving as a member of the Student Advisory Committee throughout his time as a student, he has a vested interest in the continued success of the department and of his fellow classmates, helping with various student-led projects and productions. Outside the University, he’s worked at various companies including University of Utah Youth Theatre where he got his start in theatre (thank you Penny!), as well as Salt Lake Acting Company, The Grand Theatre, and Pioneer Theatre Company. He appreciates all the support he’s gotten from his professors, family, and friends.
He is a recipient of an Honors at Entrance Scholarship, Department of Theatre Scholarship, Magic Space Entertainment Scholarship, Christine Macken Theatre Scholarship, and the College of Fine Arts Advisory Board Scholarship.