Managing Director

Aaron Young is in his third season as managing director of Great River Shakespeare Festival. Prior to moving to Winona, he spent 13 years as managing director of the Fulton Theatre Company in Lancaster, PA. He has also led the theater program of Robert Redford’s Sundance Institute and served as marketing manager for the Sundance Film Festival and as general manager of Kansas City Repertory Theatre. Aaron is a graduate of Brigham Young University, and along with his wife Kristen, a clawhammer banjo player, has raised three lovely and very tall daughters. He is happy to devote his career to connecting artists and audiences and making sure that artists have meaningful dialogues with their communities and earn living wages.