Cynthia has been in the world of dance and theatre professionally for over 35 years, during which time she performed in the Broadway, National, and International companies of A CHORUS LINE. In 1978, as a U of U Theatre student, her performing relationship with Salt Lake Acting Company began. Since 1995 she has worn many hats at SLAC, including Choreographer, Director, Box Office Manager, and Director of Audience Services. She conceived and created the position of Director of Communication and Audience Development and assembled a communication team which generated renewed energy and excitement before taking on her current title of Executive Producer. Cynthia remains a working artist in the theatre and has choreographed SATURDAY'S VOYEUR for 14 years and has directed for three years. She has choreographed many SLAC productions including THE PERSIAN QUARTER, GO, DOG. GO! BAT BOY THE MUSICAL, AND WATER LILIES from CABBIES, COWBOYS, AND THE TREE OF THE WEEPING VIRGIN. Cynthia is proud to serve SLAC, and its mission to develop and produce vital new work.
In his 19th season with the company, Keven manages all production aspects of the plays SLAC presents. He received the Mayor's Artist Award in the Performing Arts category in 2009 and was awarded the 2008 City Weekly Award for directing THE CLEAN HOUSE and MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS; he most recently directed BLOODY, BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON in SLAC's current season and RED in the 11/12 Season. Having previously served as Producing Director as well as Resident Designer, and he has designed all of SLAC's sets and many of the costumes for the last seventeen years. He has also designed sets for the Grand Theatre, Sundance Theatre, Pioneer Memorial Theatre, Utah Musical Theatre, the Egyptian Theatre, Kingsbury Hall and the Babcock Theatre. His work for the Utah Arts Festival includes site design for the 20th Anniversary celebration. Keven earned his BFA at the University of Utah and his MFA in Theatre at the University of Michigan.
Shannon recently returned to Salt Lake City from Washington DC, where she spent two years earning her MA in Arts Management at American University. While in DC, Shannon worked in the artistic development office of Arena Stage, as well as for smaller companies including Flying V Theatre and the Washington Bach Consort. While writing her thesis on new play development, Shannon was selected as a directing fellow for the Kennedy Center's 2013 Directing Intensive: Developing the New Play. At American University, Shannon served as Executive Chair for the annual Emerging Arts Leaders Symposium â€“ a day-long conference for young arts leaders from around the country, produced in conjunction with National Arts Advocacy Day. Shannon got her start in theatre as an actor, earning her BA in Musical Theatre from Weber State University. She performed on SLAC's stages in SATURDAY'S VOYEUR from 2009 - 2011 as well as in GO, DOG. GO! and HOW I BECAME A PIRATE. Shannon is thrilled now to be back at SLAC as Associate Producer and Director of New Play Development.
Janice joined SLAC in March 2011 as Stage Manager before transitioning to Company Manager and now Associate Producer. Before her work at SLAC, Janice stage managed at multiple Utah theatres, including the Egyptian Theatre and Dark Horse Company Theatre. She received her degree in Theatre Arts from BYU.
Erika graduated with a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Mass Communication and Strategic Communication from the University of Utah in 2012. Erika joined the Communication & Audience Development Team at Salt Lake Acting Company in September 2012 and was promoted to Marketing Director in 2014. Along with audience relations, Erika specializes in the graphic design needs for the theatre and managing SLAC's social media presence. In addition to her efforts at SLAC, Erika is the co-owner of Rocket Rebellion, a retro-inspired boutique.
Nick joined Salt Lake Acting Company in 2010 as a member of the box office team. In September 2013, he was promoted to the Communication and Audience Development Team where he handles all the tech needs of the theatre's administrative network. He is currently attending the University of Utah, and plays in the band Show Me Island.
John moved to Salt Lake City from Indiana where he helped run his family owned bowling center for many years. He joined Salt Lake Acting Company in 2014. When not working at SLAC, he is kept busy by four and a half year old twins.
Hailing from the Deep South, Bobby has worked in the entertainment industry for over 25 years. Before arriving at SLAC, he worked for six years as the director of the theatre department at City Academy Charter School. There he received two international nominations for Best American Director to the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland for his work with the Human Rights Education Center of Utah. As an actor, director and stage manager, Bobby has worked with several theatre companies in Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Illinois and Utah. Aside from entertainment, Bobby worked five years as marketing director for WOTC, a subsidiary for Hasbro inc., where he honed his skills of advertising with national ad campaigns. In addition to his duties at SLAC, Bobby is an Associate Instructor at the University of Utah and an Acting/Writing Instructor for Sue Rowe Studios.
Olivia is absolutely thrilled to join the SLAC family to work as a part of the Audience Services team. She most recently performed at SLAC as the understudy for Sue Mengers in I'LL EAT YOU LAST and in 2014's SATURDAY'S VOYEUR as Sister Marriott. An opera singer, Olivia received her Bachelor's degree from Carnegie Mellon University and her Master of Music from the University of Utah. She has performed leading roles in operas including Elle in LA VOIX HUMAINE, the Witch in HANSEL AND GRETEL, Alice Ford in FALSTAFF, Flora in LA TRAVIATA, and Bradamante in ALCINA. A lover of all things comical, Olivia has studied improv comedy at The Second City in Chicago and created her own operatic comedy show called "Operation: Opera" during her time living in NYC.
Samantha graduated from the University of Utah with a BFA in Modern Dance and a BA in Art History. She joined SLAC in 2014, and works in the box office as a part of audience services. Aside from her work at SLAC Samantha performs as a dancers and presents her own choreographic work locally and nationally.