Salt Lake Acting Company is proud to announce the cast and production team for the upcoming Utah Premiere production of Yoga Play by Dipika Guha. The cast is made up of veterans of SLAC’s stage, as well as newcomers. The show will run in our upstairs theatre from April 12th to May 7th, 2023. Tickets are available here.
SLAC alum include Jeanette Puhich (Rapture, Blister, Burn, The Water Project) as Joan, Archelaus Crisanto* (Sleeping Giant) as Fred, and Joe Crnich (The Cake, Stupid F***ing Bird) as John/Gurugi/Ensemble. Making their SLAC debuts are Abhiijith Harikumar as Raj, and Jennica Anusua as Ramola/Ensemble. As part of the Understudy Program at SLAC, the understudies for Yoga Play include SLAC alum Tracie Merrill-Wilson* (The Wolves, Rapture, Blister, Burn) as understudy for Joan, and Robert Scott Smith* (Sleeping Giant, Saturday's Voyeur) as understudy for John/Guruji/Ensemble. Making their SLAC debuts will be Jordan Reynosa as understudy for Fred, Darci Ramirez as understudy for Ramola/Ensemble, and Mohan Sudabattula as understudy for Raj. The Understudy Program at SLAC is essential to allowing us to elevate, nurture, and employ emerging actors, as well as allowing seasoned performers the opportunity to stretch their creative muscles, all while widening and deepening our local artistic community.
Yoga Play will be directed by Penelope Caywood; she is joined on the production team by Gage Williams** (Set Designer), Matthew Taylor** (Lighting Designer), Jennifer Jackson (Sound Designer), La Beene (Costume Designer), Michael Francis (Media Designer), Erik Reichert (Props Designer), Sidikha Ashraf (Dramaturg/Dialect Coach), and Jennie Sant* (Stage Manager).
Joining the team as part of SLAC’s Professional Theatre Program for Emerging Artists, in conjunction with the Understudy Program at SLAC, will be Jennica Anusua as Ramola/Ensemble, Darci Ramirez as understudy for Ramola/Ensemble, Mohan Sudabattula as understudy for Raj, Erika Ahlin (Asst. Props Designer) and Joseph Paul Branca (Asst. Stage Manager). The Professional Theatre Program for Emerging Artists supplies opportunities to theatre artisans in multiple disciplines to learn and develop their skills in professional productions. To date, SLAC has created more than 150 production-based paid positions for actors, assistant stage managers, assistant directors and assistant designers. For more information on the program, click here.
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. **The Set and Lighting Designers for Yoga Play are represented by United Scenic Artists Local USA 829 of the IATSE.
“Yoga Play” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com