The cast of the world premiere of #SLACabaret includes Salt Lake Acting Company alumni Olivia Custodio* (STREETLIGHT WOODPECKER), Tito Livas* (MERCURY), Mina Sadoon* (SLAC DIGITAL SHORTS), Matthew Tripp (SATURDAY’S VOYEUR), and Jae Weit* (PETE THE CAT). Making their SLAC debuts are Mack, Niki Rahimi, and Aathaven Tharmarajah. Pedro Flores and Wendy Joseph also make their respective SLAC debuts as production understudies.
As previously announced, #SLACabaret will be written by multidisciplinary theatre artist Martine Kei Green-Rogers, beloved Utah theatre veteran Aaron Swenson, and multi-Manhattan Association of Cabaret Award-winner Amy Wolk.
SLAC’s Executive Artistic Director Cynthia Fleming helms the production. She is joined on the creative team by Mike Leavitt (Music Director), Jordan Benton (Assistant Director & Choreographer), Michael Horejsi (Set Designer), SLAC’s Producing Director Justin Ivie (Prop Design), Heidi Ortega (Costume Designer), Jesse Portillo** (Lighting Designer), Emily Chung (Sound Designer), and Jacob Hunt (Projection Designer). Jennie Sant* once again serves as Production Stage Manager and is assisted by Tahra Veasley.
Kenny Riches joins the team as Film Director (for the production’s virtual capture) through a special partnership with the David Ross Fetzer Foundation for Emerging Artists (aka The Davey Foundation).
Due to the construction timeline for renovations associated with The Amberlee Fund (SLAC’s $1M capital project designed to enhance accessibility at the theatre), #SLACabaret will now run July 28th through August 29th. In addition to marking the return of live audiences to SLAC after nearly a year and a half of digital-only offerings, the production will also be filmed, to be streamed on-demand on SLAC Digital. Current season ticket holders needn’t take any action. SLAC’s Audience Relationship Team will be in contact in the coming weeks with seating/date assignments.
Please note, single tickets are not currently on sale and Subscribers will be given first priority for tickets to #SLACabaret. If we find it’s possible to sell single tickets after accommodating our Subscribers in a manner that also reinforces a safe environment for our artists and audiences, we’ll announce a single ticket option.
SLAC wishes to thank its patrons for their continued support and patience as we plan our reopening. In examining logistics in moving forward with in-person theatre this summer/fall, it became apparent that an overlap of productions in our Upstairs and Chapel Theatres would not be feasible. Elaine Jarvik’s FOUR WOMEN TALKING ABOUT THE MAN UNDER THE SHEET will now kick off our 50th Season and will be presented September 29th through October 24th, 2021. No action is required by current ticket holders at this time. Current FOUR WOMEN... ticket holders will have the cost of their tickets prorated to their 50th Season subscription. Our full 50th Season lineup will be announced later this summer.
SLAC’s Audience Relationship Team can be reached Monday through Friday from 11am to 5pm by calling 801-363-7522 or by emailing .
*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
**The lighting designer for #SLACabaret is represented by United Scenic Artists Local USA 829 of the IATSE.
[SALT LAKE CITY, UT, FEBRUARY 4, 2021] - Salt Lake Acting Company (SLAC), Utah’s leading destination for brave, contemporary theatre, announces the postponement of the world premiere of Elaine Jarvik’s FOUR WOMEN TALKING ABOUT THE MAN UNDER THE SHEET. The new work, now to be presented August 20 through September 12, was initially postponed to from March 2020 to March 2021 due to the global pandemic.
“FOUR WOMEN TALKING ABOUT THE MAN UNDER THE SHEET is one of the most exciting plays to be developed through SLAC,” said Executive Artistic Director Cynthia Fleming. “Assessing our current public health situation—and the rollout of the vaccine—we just don’t see March 2021 as being a realistic date to safely have our actors on the stage--even for a digital experience. We’re optimistic that we’ll be able to present Elaine’s play onstage by late summer.” She continued, “We don’t yet know if the run will be in front of a live audience, streaming, or a hybrid of both. What we do know is that we’re grateful to our subscribers for their continued flexibility and support of Salt Lake Acting Company.”
FOUR WOMEN TALKING ABOUT THE MAN UNDER THE SHEET was named as part of the 2020 Kilroys List, an annual naming of new and under-produced work by female and transgender playwrights in the American theatre. Jarvik describes the play as follows: On the morning of February 21, 1895, the day after the great man died, Susan B. Anthony shows up on his widow’s doorstep. She is there to grieve—but is she also feeling guilty? FOUR WOMEN TALKING ABOUT THE MAN UNDER THE SHEET is an exploration of feminism and race, asking “what compromises should you make in pursuit of a cause?”
Comprising the cast are all five actors who were to appear in the 2020 mounting. Colleen Baum* (COURSE 86B IN THE CATALOGUE) plays Susan, Latoya Cameron* (FORM OF A GIRL UNKNOWN) is Zoe, Susanna Florence* (FORM OF A GIRL UKNOWN) is Helen, Tamara Howell (STAG'S LEAP) is Mrs. Stanton, and Yolanda Stange* (SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY) is Rosetta.
The production will be co-directed by Jason Bowcutt and Martine Kei Green-Rogers, with scenic design by Justin Ivie, costume design by Spencer Potter, lighting design by cade beck, sound design by Emily Chung, and stage management by Katelyn Limber*.
FOUR WOMEN TALKING ABOUT THE MAN UNDER THE SHEET plays SLAC's Chapel Theatre from August 20 through September 12. The dates for the other two productions of the season, ALABASTER (May 5-June 6) and#SLACabaret (July 14–August 15), currently remain the same. SLAC will notify patrons as soon as possible should further changes to the season occur. All ticketing-related queries can be directed to the SLAC Box Office at or by calling 801-363-7522.
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States