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Starting August 11, 2021, we are thrilled to welcome back in-person audiences for the first time since March 2020! 

However, before you visit Salt Lake Acting Company, please review this Safety Guide below and share it with anyone who plans to attend with you. Everyone that comes to Salt Lake Acting Company is expected to adhere to these terms and policies. 

As always, we want your visit to Salt Lake Acting Company to be as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. While things may be a bit different than the last time you attended a show here, please remember we are here for you. If you have questions, please contact us at 801-363-7522 or We can’t wait to see you at the theatre again soon!

COVID-19 Risk Awareness & Policy Agreement

By visiting Salt Lake Acting Company patrons agree to adhere to the policies outlined in this COVID-19 Safety Guide, instructional signs posted at the theatre, and directions given by SLAC staff in order to attend a performance or any other event held at the theatre.  

By visiting Salt Lake Acting Company, all patrons and employees voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

In the event that contact tracing becomes necessary due to possible COVID-19 exposure, the information provided to Salt Lake Acting Company will be used by the SLCO Health Department to contact you directly. You may be asked to contact other members of your party.

WHAT WE MUST ASK OF OUR AUDIENCE: Patron Requirements

Please note: We are proud to be a professional equity house and we will be adhering to all the policies and procedures laid out by Actors Equity Association (AEA), the union for professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

Safety measures will likely change as COVID-19 guidelines evolve. We will continue to keep ticket-holders updated via email with any changes and the most up-to-date information will always be available on our website. We recommend checking our website for the latest information prior to attending a performance.

  • FULL VACCINATION - Proof of COVID-19 vaccination must be provided by all audience members to attend any performance at Salt Lake Acting Company. All audience members above the age of 12 will need to show proof of vaccination and a photo ID to enter the building. Again, all patrons must be fully vaccinated (final dose of vaccination must be completed at least 14 days prior to the date of attendance). Think of this as being similar to the necessity of presenting a current, valid ID in order to purchase alcohol in Utah. A photo or copy of your vaccine card will suffice. 
  • STAY HOME IF YOU’RE SICK - If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to anyone with the virus, you must stay home. Contact the box office at 801-363-7522 or for ticketing accommodations including streaming options and ticket exchanges.  
  • STREAMING AVAILABILITY - In addition to in-person performances, #SLACabaret will be available to stream on-demand August 28 through September 12, 2021. If you are unable to attend in person, we are happy to provide this option for you. 

WHAT WE MUST ASK OF ACTORS, STAFF & OUR SPACE: Safety Procedures in the Theatre

  • FULL VACCINATION - All box office and front of house staff, administrative staff, backstage crew, stage management, and actors have been fully vaccinated.
  • REDUCING CONTACT - Wherever possible, points of contact between staff and patrons will be limited. This includes utilizing digital programs, digital tickets, etc. 
  • SANITIZATION - Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the building. 
  • CLEANING - All high-touch and low-touch surfaces will be cleaned and sanitized before, during, and after performances. 
  • VENTILATION - Salt Lake Acting Company has fully updated all HVAC systems in our facility with brand-new equipment that meets or exceeds the ventilation and filtration standards recommended by the CDC and AEA. 

Tickets, Seating & Guest Services

  • NO TABLE SEATS THIS YEAR - There will be no table seating for the summer show this year so we can keep AEA approved safe distance between the audience and actors. We plan to bring back table seating next year. 
  • CONCESSIONS - There will be no concessions for sale during the run of #SLACabaret. Water stations will be available. You are also welcome to pack a picnic to bring into the theatre and enjoy during the show.
  • FIVE WEEK RUN - Typically our summer production runs for 10 weeks, with a possible 2-week extension and a higher capacity seating set-up. This year, as we transition back to live theatre with #SLACabaret, it will only run 5 weeks. Please keep this in mind as you plan your attendance. 
  • SEATING - According to local/state health and safety guidelines, event seating may be done at full capacity. Patrons may be seated shoulder to shoulder without social distancing. 
  • TICKETS - Physical tickets will not be mailed at this time. Please have the barcode on your ticket confirmation email ready to be scanned on your phone. If you prefer, you can also print your confirmation email at home. 
  • CANCELLATION - In the event that a performance needs to be canceled, patrons will have the option to reschedule, receive a refund, donate the ticket cost, or receive a gift certificate in the value of the tickets.
  • ACCESSIBILITY - Due to circumstances beyond our control, there has been a delay in the installation of our new elevator. SLAC's new elevator is currently scheduled to be installed in mid-August. Please note that the chair lift formerly used for Upstairs Theatre access has been removed. If you need assistance accessing the Upstairs Theatre, we recommend choosing a performance between Aug. 25 - Sept. 12, 2021.  We’ve decided on an opening date that would allow for us to have an elevator for a majority of the run (the latter half) and honoring our commitment to the artists contracted for the production—many of whom have other commitments they'll need to honor beyond #SLACabaret.
    Assisted listening devices are currently available. An ASL-interpreted performance will be held September 11th at 2pm. Other accessibility features will be implemented in the coming months. If you have any accommodation requests or questions, please contact our Accessibility Coordinator, Natalie Keezer ()

FAQ

I want my usual table seats. Why can’t I find them when purchasing tickets?
There will be no table seats available this year. In order to keep a safe distance between actors and the audience, we are unable to offer table seats for this year’s summer production. We plan to bring table seats back next summer for #SLACabaret 2022. 
 
Can we pack a picnic for #SLACabaret this year?
Yes! You are welcome to bring your own food and drink to the show. While there will not be table seating available, you are welcome to enjoy your picnic in the theatre throughout the show in the theatre seating available.
 
I ordered tickets, but haven’t received anything in the mail? Where are my tickets?
Physical tickets will not be mailed at this time. When purchasing, you should have received a confirmation email that contains a bar code. We can scan this barcode on your ticket confirmation email from your phone or you are welcome to print the email off at home if you prefer.
 
I’m not feeling well. What options do I have for my tickets? 
Thank you for taking care of everyone by staying home. Please contact the box office at 801-363-7522 or. We are happy to help find a solution. We can set you up to stream the production or we can exchange your tickets for another date. Other options include receiving a gift certificate in the value of the tickets, donating the ticket cost, or receiving a refund. 
 
I usually bring a group to the show. Can I reserve a space this year? 
Our group accommodations are a bit different this year than in previous summers. Green Room and Deck reservations are not available for this year’s run of #SLACabaret. We are happy to see what we can do to help you find dates/seats for your group and offer a group discount for any group 10 or more. Please contact our Group Coordinator, Natalie Keezer for more information: or 801-363-7522
 
I’m a season subscriber, but I’m not sure if I have tickets. What should I do?
Please contact the box office at 801-363-7522 or . We are happy to check the status of your season subscription. If you renewed for our 2020-2021 season, you should have received an email confirming your tickets for #SLACabaret. If you did not renew for this season but were a subscriber for our 2019-2020 season and plan to renew for our upcoming 2021-2022 season, we are happy to offer you the season subscription price. 
 
Have you started season renewals for the 2021-2022 season? 
No, but very soon! We will be renewing everyone for next season throughout July and August. Current subscribers, you can expect an update via mail and email in July with more information. We love new subscribers too! Just contact the box office for more information or to get signed up. 
 
I have unused credit from a show that was canceled in 2020. How do I use that credit? 
Please call the box office at 801-363-7522. We are happy to check your credit amount and help you apply it to tickets.
 

Have other questions or concerns? Please contact us at 801-363-7522 or . Our remote box office is available Monday-Friday 11am-5pm. In-person box office support is still TBD. 

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We know times are tough right now and that for many, funds need to go as far as they possibly can. That's why we want to make you aware of a few easy ways to support Salt Lake Acting Company--through everyday purchases you might already be making. We've been fortunate enough to participate in these programs for several years, however, many of our patrons are unaware of this simple way to donate to their favorite theatre company.

 

Smiths LogoEvery time you shop at Smith’s with your Rewards Card, Smith's will donate a percentage of your total order to Salt Lake Acting Company! Sign up at SmithsFoodandDrug.com/inspire and choose SLAC as your nonprofit.

 

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Through Amazon Smile you’ll find the exact same items and prices as Amazon with an added bonus: Amazon Smile will donate a percentage of your purchase to SLAC. All you have to do is shop at smile.amazon.com and select SLAC as your charitable organization.

 

Matching Donations from Your Employer

Ask your employer if they match your charitable contributions. If so, show them the receipts from your SLAC donation and your gift can go even further! Let them know your favorite theatre company will forever be grateful.

 

Thank you for considering and for any support you might be able to give!

 

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In the absence of in-person programming on our stages (and pretty much everywhere else) this summer, SLAC is pleased to announce a call for entries for a new digital content series.

WE GOT THE LAUGHS will be a 10-part, weekly entertainment series released via SLAC’s blog and social channels. These comedic shorts (1 to 3 1/2 minutes in length) are intended to uplift, entertain, and most importantly, provide much needed laughter to our community. The best part? We're opening up script submissions* to the public.

Aside from a few guidelines, included below, anything goes! We're looking for your best song parodies, comedic how-to videos, social satire, or whatever your brain dreams up! We'll be utilizing a first-rate group of actor/singer/dancers to create these digital shorts, so write accordingly!

*Authors of the entries chosen to be fully produced by Salt Lake Acting Company will receive a stipend of $500.

 Guidelines

  • Content should uplift, inspire, and/or educate. Most importantly, it must MAKE US LAUGH!
  • Pop culture parodies, political satire, Utah-centric themes all encouraged.
  • Scripts should depict scenes between 1 to 3 1/2 minutes in length.
  • Bear in mind that the actors will not be in the same physical location. However, use your imagination--we'll make your story work!
  • Scenes can include between 1 to 12 actors. The SLAC team will take care of assigning roles from a cast of incredibly talented triple threats:

Cast Grid 1Cast Grid 2 

 

How to Enter

Email all questions, as well as finalized script submissions to SLAC's Literary Manager, Cassie Stokes-Wylie at . 

Submission Deadline

Friday, June 12th at 11:59 PM

Note: Given the nature of this project, submitting scripts before the deadline is strongly encouraged.

 

Good luck!

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During this unprecedented time, we would like to thank our resilient audiences for their continued support and patience as we join the rest of Utah in determining how to move forward over the coming months. In a pandemic-free world, the Saturday's Voyeur team would have gathered May 4th for its first rehearsal. Instead, we must announce that due to the State of Utah's current public health guidelines pertaining to social distancing, Saturday's Voyeur will not be produced this summer. We stand by all efforts that support continued public health in our community.

Now, some good news. We're spending this summer preparing the theatre for a safe and healthy return in the fall. This includes the announcement of a new in-lobby elevator, which will make our Upstairs Theatre fully wheelchair accessible! It's being funded in part by the newly-created Amberlee Accessibility Fund. Read more about about the memory and legacy of one of SLAC's most treasured patrons here.

Current Voyeur ticket holders will be contacted directly by SLAC staff over the coming weeks to discuss ticketing options. They include:

  • A refund to the credit/debit card of your choice. Please note that we do not keep cards on file.
  • A gift certificate for future tickets/season subscriptions
  • Or, you can choose to make a donation to aforementioned Amberlee Accessibility Fund.

Those ticket holders who wish to convert their tickets into a gift certificate or donation can also do so now by clicking the button below. Patrons who are overseeing previously-purchased sets of group tickets can contact SLAC's Group Sales Coordinator, Natalie Keezer, at 801-363-7522 or .

Voyeur Ticket Button

We wish each of you a healthy summer and look forward to sharing more information about our upcoming 50th season within the next few months. It will certainly be a landmark season in every way. In the meantime, be on the lookout for some lighthearted digital content from SLAC over the summer (more on that to come...) and please continue to share your COVID-19 stories with us.

See you this fall.

SLAC StaffThe Staff of Salt Lake Acting Company

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A project from Salt Lake Acting Company seeking to document human experience during a global pandemic. 

What is occurring now across the globe is unprecedented--at least during the lives of most people currently on the planet. COVID-19 has forever changed the lives of billions of humans, and while we're all (hopefully) practicing physical distance, we're all going through a shared experience.

For nearly 50 years, Salt Lake Acting Company has weathered world events, remaining a beacon to so many in Utah as a source of connection to others and to the oldest art form in the world: storytelling. We confidently forge into the current unknown with a resilient spirit. We will once again open our doors when the time is right. And we will all be changed from this experience.

While the attention is usually on playwrights, creatives, and performers on our stages, we'd like to shine the spotlight on YOUR stories. Stories of the extremes you're living through, of acts of kindness, and resilience of the human spirit. We hope that when the time is right, through an an artistic outlet yet-to-be-determined, that these experiences can provide hope and help us fully understand what we've all survived. TOGETHER.

Here is one such inspiring example:

Our landlord knows we work in the arts and very generously offered to give us a break on rent for April. Because we’re fortunate enough to remain employed when so many artists are struggling, we thanked him for his kindness and declined the offer, but suggested he could donate the money to Utah Food Bank or another charity of his choice if he was so inclined.  With all that’s been going on, we forgot about the conversation until about a week later when we received a donation email receipt from the Food Bank.  We are so grateful for people like our sweet landlord who practice unexpected acts of goodwill in uncertain times. - Cassie

Stories
Thank you in advance for anything you feel compelled to share with us. We promise to treasure it and to notify you prior to your story being shared with anyone else.

If you wish to send to a SLAC representative directly, please email Executive Artistic Director Cynthia Fleming at .

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