Gage Williams

Department Chair
Set Design and Production Design

Performing Arts Building, Room 206 (801) 581-6448 gage.williams@theatre.utah.edu


Gage Williams has been a member of the Department of Theatre faculty since 1994, and was appointed Department Chair in 2009. He teaches courses in set design, scenography, drafting, drawing, and production design for film and video. Williams regularly designs sets and costumes for the department’s Babcock Theatre, Studio 115, and Salt Lake Shakespeare productions. He has also designed sets for the Classical Greek Theatre Festival. In 2000, he was awarded a University of Utah John R. Park Teaching Fellowship.

Williams is the Resident Set Designer for the Idaho Shakespeare Festival in Boise, Idaho, and an Associate Artist with Great Lakes Theatre Festival in Cleveland, OH. He has designed sets for numerous regional theatres and opera companies including Actors Theatre of Phoenix, Childsplay, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Pioneer Theatre Company, and Utah Opera Company. His set designs for Anne of Green Gables at Childsplay and Hamlet at Idaho Shakespeare Festival were selected for the US Design Exhibit at the 1999 and 2003 Prague Quadrennial Stage Design Exposition in the Czech Republic.

For television, Williams has served as the Art Director on numerous productions for ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, HBO, Showtime, ESPN, Disney, VH-1, and MTV. Williams received a CableACE Award for his Art Direction of the Showtime film Mastergate.

Williams holds a Master of Fine Arts from Southern Methodist University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Arizona State University. He is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829, the American Academy of Television Arts and Science, and United States Institute for Theatre Technology.