Michael Bahr taught for fourteen years in the public school systems in Cedar City, Utah; Tremonton, Utah; and Bakersfield, California. He has received numerous teaching awards including Outstanding Teacher and the Apple Award (for excellence in education), and he was nominated for the Huntsman Award (for outstanding contributions to education). He is the Education Director of the Utah Shakespeare Festival and directs the Shakespeare-in-the-Schools Tour, serving 40,000 students with professional Shakespeare Productions. He also manages the High School Shakespeare Competition, an event that invites more than 2,500 students from 85 schools throughout Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Idaho, and California, and he has created the Bard’s Birthday Bash for local elementary school students.