Penelope Marantz Caywood is the Artistic Director of University of Utah Youth Theatre. She has worked at numerous community, university, and professional theatres and has directed, choreographed, and musically directed over 30 productions across in Utah. Penelope teaches creative drama, tap, and musical theatre to young people and to educators across the Wasatch front. Through her Partners in Education collaboration (Salt Lake City School District and UtahPresents), she has created a unique theatre-arts program at elementary schools (SLCSD) in which she demonstrates drama strategies in the classroom, presents scaffolded workshops to teachers, and assists in the implementation of drama as a teaching method. Because of her unique position at the University of Utah, she also teaches two university courses for pre-service education majors; Drama in the Classroom and Integrating the Arts into Academic Learning. Her biggest accomplishment is her 14-year-old daughter.