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Announcing the 17/18 Season!

Salt Lake Acting Company celebrates its 47th year of brave, contemporary theatre by bringing Utah audiences the critically acclaimed Tony Award-winning musical FUN HOME. In a season of thrilling theatrical possibilities, SLAC’s 17/18 line up will also feature brave and exciting new work from Chisa Hutchinson, Steve Yockey, and Taylor Mac,…

The Daily Utah Chronicle Review of HARBUR GATE

SLAC’s ‘Harbur Gate’ : Heroes Fighting for Hope (Review) Madge Slack on February 14, 2017 at 6:00 pm   “They should know that their story is important and that theirs lives matter and that we are listening,” said Tamilla Woodard, director of “Harbur Gate,” in a press release. Salt Lake…

Salt Lake Tribune Review of HARBUR GATE

Powerful Salt Lake production of ‘Harbur Gate’ showcases Iraq veterans’ stories By Barbara M. Bannon Special to The Tribune February 15, 2017   The most profound and powerful thing about Utah playwright Kathleen Cahill's "Harbur Gate," making its world premiere at Salt Lake Acting Company, is how deceptively simple it…

Salt Lake Magazine HARBUR GATE Review

Review: Harbur Gate We’re pretty lucky to have local playwrights among us creating original works. Kathleen Cahill, one such human, is an award-winning writer and the author of Salt Lake Acting Company’s currently running production Harbur Gate. The play consists of three mini-plays that make up a loose Rashomon of…

City Weekly's Interview with HARBUR GATE Playwright, Director and Select Cast

Salt Lake Acting Company: Harbur Gate A chat with the playwright, director and select cast for SLAC's latest production. After an amazing first half to their 2016-2017 season with Bull Shark Attack, Winter, and Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly, Salt Lake Acting Company kicks off the…

Salt Lake Magazine HARBUR GATE Preview Article

Preview: ‘Harbur Gate’ at SLAC I’m looking forward to playwright Kathleen Cahill’s newest production at Salt Lake Acting Company. I first encountered Cahill’s work in the play The Persian Quarter, which was a taut psycho drama between captor and captive set during the 1979 Iranian Hostage Crisis (those were simpler…

Salt Lake Tribune Preview Article of HARBUR GATE

In Salt Lake world premiere, Kathleen Cahill’s ‘Harbur Gate’ gives a voice to veterans’ stories By barbara M. Bannon Special to The Tribune   Utah playwright Kathleen Cahill is admittedly "eclectic" in her interests. So it's not surprising that the inspiration for her new play, "Harbur Gate," about to make…

Salt Lake Magazine Review of Winter

Winter at SLAC: If you see one play about Dementia and Dying this Year... by Jeremy Pugh, October 25, 2016 Salt Lake Magazine When the curtain dropped on Winter—an original play by Salt Lake Acting Company’s resident playwright, Julie Jensen—it seemed that myself and the rest of the house had…

In the Room with Julie Jensen

Very Old and Brand New E (Erika Ahlin): Tell me how your relationship with SLAC began. J (Julie Jensen): I was at a conference and I ran into Ed Gryska. He was from Salt Lake Acting Company and he said to me, “You haven’t sent us any work.” So I…

In the Room with Troy Deutsch

In the Room with Troy Deutsch Erika: You are a young, up-and-coming playwright. Tell us a little more about yourself. Troy: I am from a town of 4,000 people in Minnesota. I went to school at the University of Utah and was in their Actor Training Program. The director of…

Review: 'Winter poses timely questions about life and death in Knockout Salt Lake Premiere

By Barbara M. Bannon Special to The Tribune | First Published Oct 19 2016 04:03PM The essence of theater is collaboration. We've all heard that before, but occasionally a production exemplifies it so perfectly that you want to bottle it for drama students. Peggy Battin wrote a story; Anne Cullimore Decker…