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 directed and stage managed several productions including: Tartuffe, Appoggiatura, Anowa, Reverse Transcription, and Chamber Music. After graduating, Ian worked as the Theater & Dance Program Assistant and Stage Management Consultant at UCSB. Then, he came to Knoxville to Stage Manage, The Threepenny Opera, directed by Cal MacLean here at the CBT. Currently, he works as the Rental Coordinator and the Assistant to the Production Manager at the Clarence Brown Theatre.