John Merritt is thrilled to return to Great River Shakespeare Festival for his second season. He recently just graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with his Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, with an emphasis in Costume Design. He just accepted a Graduate Assistantship (full ride with stipend) to obtain his MFA in Costume Design from the University of Tennessee- Knoxville, and is eager to begin a new journey in grad school. He has worked summer stock opportunities as a costume intern at New Harmony Theatre and Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre.