by Taylor Mac
February 7-March 11, 2018
by Taylor Mac
February 7-March 11, 2018
Chaos reigns in this comedy about the most dysfunctional family in America. A dishonorably discharged vet returns home to a mother liberated from an oppressive marriage, a sister on “mones” in the process of transitioning, and a father asleep in a clown costume. And nobody is doing the dishes anymore.
Tracy Callahan (Director) is happy for the opportunity to direct Taylor Mac’s play HIR. Past directing projects at SLAC include last season’s WINTER by Playwright in Residence Julie Jensen, VENUS IN FUR, MANNING UP, COURSE 86B IN THE CATALOGUE, SIX YEARS and HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE. Tracy is a freelance director and actor in the Salt Lake Area. She has been the Head of the Acting and Directing Program at Weber State University for the past 23 years where she has directed more than 40 productions. Tracy’s interests include new play development, and working with young artists with disabilities through the VSA program at The Kennedy Center For Performing Arts.
Jennie Sant (AEA Stage Manager). Previous shows at SLAC include SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY, REYKJAVIK (reading), PLAYWRIGHTS LAB 2016 & 2017, HARBUR GATE, BULLSHARK ATTACK, STUPID FUCKING BIRD, TWO STORIES, BLACKBERRY WINTER, I’LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS, VENUS IN FUR, MANNING UP, PERSIAN QUARTER and, ANGELES IN AMERICA I & II. Other credits include, The Petite Palace WONDERLAND and PRINCESS WENDY, COPA Theatre, ANNIE, Pioneer Theatre Company, NEXT TO NORMAL, LES MISERABLES, THE PRODUCERS, PAINT YOUR WAGON, DOUBT, A MIDSUMMER NIHTS DREAM, THE FOREIGNER and VERTICAL HOUR. She has also worked for Salt Lake Shakes and Utah Contemporary theatre.
Jennifer Jackson (Composer/Sound Designer) is excited to return for another season with SLAC. Previous design and/or original music credits include ROMEO AND JULIET (Yale Repertory Theatre); HAND TO GOD, HARBUR GATE, BULL SHARK ATTACK, STREETLIGHT WOODPECKER, BLACKBERRY WINTER, TWO STORIES (Salt Lake Acting Company); TWELFTH NIGHT, THE LAST FIVE YEARS, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, HENRY IV, PART I (Salt Lake Shakespeare); ION (Westminster College) and THE ORPHAN (Children of an Idle Brain Theatre Company - of which she is a founding member). Her sound installations have been exhibited at the Yale University Art Gallery and the University of Utah. Jennifer holds a MFA from Yale School of Drama and is on the faculty of the University of Utah Department of Theatre where her credits include LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST, THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN, GOOD KIDS, and SCHOOL FOR LIES. jenjacksonsound.com
Adriana Lemke (Fight Director) is happy to be fight directing for Salt Lake Acting Company again after her last production here, SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY. She is certified through Dueling Arts International and The Society of American Fight Directors. Adriana is grateful for the opportunity she had to be assistant fight director to Chris DuVal in Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2015 season and Pioneer Theatre Company’s THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO and THE LAST SHIP. As fight director, Adriana has worked on several other shows including ION with The Classical Greek Theatre Festival, TWELFTH NIGHT with Salt Lake Shakespeare, HAMLET with nextStage Theatre at Sun Valley Shakespeare Festival, PICNIC with The Grand Theatre, and HAMLET: ALL FEMALE with The University of Utah and Flying Bobcat.
Cara Pomeroy (Set Design) is a graduate from the University of Utah Theatre department where she earned a BA in Theatre Studies with a focus on Scenic Design. Her recent credits include BULL SHARK ATTACK for Salt Lake Acting Company, THE OTHER PLACE, and KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN for Utah Repertory Theatre Company and PERDIDA at The Grand Theatre. She works as a carpenter and scenic painter for Pioneer Theatre Company.
Jesse Portillo** (Lighting Design) is happy to return to SLAC for his ninth season. Previous SLAC productions include THE TRUE STORY OF THE THREE LITTLE PIGS, DIARY OF A WORM, A SPIDER AND A FLY, CLIMBING WITH TIGERS, STREET LIGHT WOODPECKER, TWO STORIES, RED, THE PERSIAN QUARTER, HOW TO MAKE A ROPE SWING, and A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD. Other design credits include productions for Plan-B Theatre, Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theater, Pioneer Theatre Company, Arizona Broadway Theater, Egyptian Theatre Company, LOOK Musical Theatre, Idaho State University, Baylor University, Millikin University and Mobile Opera. Portillo holds an MFA in Lighting Design from Indiana University, and is an Assistant Professor at the College of Charleston. **He is a member of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology and United Scenic Artists Local 829.
Spencer Potter (Costume Design) is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Westminster College and a freelance costume/set designer working between the Western and Mid-Atlantic regions. Spencer's design credits include: Salt Lake Acting Company (costumes) – THE TRUE STORY OF THE THREE LITTLE PIGS. Shenandoah Conservatory Winchester, Virginia (costume) – THE ROADS TO HOME, DIE FLEDERMAUS. The Lyric Repertory Company Logan, Utah (costumes) THE ODD COUPLE, (set) WAIT UNTIL DARK, SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN, NOISES OFF, AND THEN THERE WERE NONE, TONS OF MONEY, THE WOMAN IN BLACK, and STEEL MAGNOLIAS. Tuacahn Ivins, Utah (costumes) – THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, ALADDIN (asst.) Cape May Stage Cape May, New Jersey (set): BILLY BISHOP GOES TO WAR, BUYER AND CELLAR, THE WHIPPING MAN, THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE, RED HOT PATRIOT, BLITHE SPIRIT, HOW TO MAKE A ROPE SWING. spencerpotterdesign.com