Ian Paul Messersmith graduated with highest honors in 2013 from the UC Santa Barbara, Theater & Dance department with a concentration in Directing. While at UCSB, he was the Stage Manager for the preview production of Appoggiatura, written by James Still and directed by Risa Brainin. Furthermore, he directed and stage managed several productions including: Tartuffe, Anowa, Middletown, Reverse Transcription, and Chamber Music. After graduating, Ian worked as the Theater & Dance Program Assistant and Stage Management Consultant at UCSB. Currently, he works as a freelance Stage Manager and Director. Ian feels blessed to be working for the Clarence Brown Theatre.