Board of Directors

Ron Hammer



Ron Hammer graduated from Talbot Theological Seminary with an M.Div. and has completed course work on a D.Min. from Phoenix Seminary. He spent over 20 years working in churches as a Pastor and Youth Pastor. During that time he began developing an interest in acting through writing and performing a series of one-man dramatic presentations of biblical characters at Cornerstone Church in Prescott, AZ. He became involved with the Arizona Shakespeare Festival by lending technical support in the production of Julius Caesar (2006). He then played Brabantio and worked as gun master in Othello (2007). In 2008 he played Duke Frederick, Duke Senior and William Shakespeare in the festival's statewide tour of As You Like It.

Tracey Mason



Tracey Mason is an active founding member of the Arizona Shakespeare Festival and has been involved in most aspects of running the company since its inception.  She has been teaching drama and technical theater at Prescott High School, as well as managing the Ruth St. Theater. She holds a master’s degree in acting from the California Institute of the Arts. Tracey looks forward to her move to Scottsdale, where she expects to find new adventures around every corner.