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Please note: since the original publication of this blog post, the opening of #SLACabaret has been changed to August 11th through September 12th. Single tickets will be available beginning Monday, July 12th.

As we prepare to reopen our doors to a lovingly familiar (yet new-and-improved) theatre space, we have one final set of changes to announce in regard to our summer and fall programming. Also, we’re delighted to announce the incredible WORLD PREMIERE cast of our new summer satire, #SLACabaret.

 

Cast & Creative Team

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. 

Promotional image featuring ten actors of varied ages, ethnicities, and genders. Clockwise from upper left: Aathaven Tharmarajah, Jae Weit, Mack, Matthew Tripp, Mina Sadoon, Wendy Josephs, Tito Livas, Pedro Flores, Olivia Custodio, and Niki Rahimi

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.

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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).

New Dates: #SLACabaret

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.

New Dates: FOUR WOMEN TALKING ABOUT THE MAN UNDER THE SHEET

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 .

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Colleen Baum and Tamara Howell in FOUR WOMEN TALKING ABOUT THE MAN UNDER THE SHEET by Elaine Jarvik. Photo: McKenna Frandsen Photography

 

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Salt Lake Acting Company is made possible, in part, by the generous support of Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks (ZAP), the Utah State Legislature, and Utah Division of Arts and Museums. 

*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.

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Building on a year of creatively re-imagined theatrical offerings, we’re thrilled to announce that our National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Audrey Cefaly’s ALABASTER will be streaming directly to you May 10-30th!

 

About ALABASTER

The inhabitants of a small farm in Alabaster, Alabama are no strangers to destruction and loss. But when an outsider arrives to help them make sense of the past, they must confront their mortality and deal with the trauma head-on. Through laughter, tears, and even a couple of talking goats, Audrey Cefaly weaves a darkly comic southern tale of redemption that examines how one reassembles the pieces of a broken heart.

A New Kind of Filmed Play Experience

ALABASTER is not going to be a typical Zoom-style presentation. The production’s theatrical design team has added creative flourishes to ensure that we’re still bringing you the highest possible quality experience to you at home. Think of this as a bridge production back to live theatre, but one that also leans into and celebrates the digital medium in which its being presented. 

Streaming Dates

ALABASTER will now be offered on-demand from May 10th through 30th. Current season subscribers will be contacted by the SLAC Audience Relationship Team for information on how to access the production. Single tickets are $20 per household for a 48-hour viewing window. They can be purchased at SLACDigital.AtHomeArts.org or by clicking the button below.

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Cast and Creative Team

We’re pleased to announce our brilliant cast of actors, each of whom will be making their respective SLAC debuts with ALABASTER. Reanne Acasio*, an alum of DR SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS at The Old Globe, plays Alice. Catherine Doherty*, who is currently Head of the Performance Concentration in the Theatre Arts Department at SUNY New Paltz, plays Bib. Charlotte Munson* plays June, and was an original Off-Broadway cast member of DISENCHANTED. Tamiyka White*, Founder of the Black Girl Magic Creative Series, rounds out the cast as Weezy. 

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Reanne Acasio prepares to film Salt Lake Acting Company’s virtual production of ALABASTER by Audrey Cefaly. Photo courtesy of Reanne Acasio.

Martine Kei Green-Rogers, an invaluable player in SLAC’s current 49 ¾ season (as Co-director of FOUR WOMEN TALKING ABOUT THE MAN UNDER THE SHEET and Co-writer of #SLACabaret) directs ALABASTER. She is joined on the production’s creative team by Shawn Fisher** (Scenic Designer), Aaron Swenson (Costume Designer), Jessica Greenberg** (Lighting Designer), Jennifer Jackson (Sound Designer), Kelly Donahue (Makeup Artist), and Jennie Sant* (Production Stage Manager). 

Kenny Riches joins the production as Video Editor through a special partnership with the David Ross Fetzer Foundation for Emerging Artists (aka The Davey Foundation).

SLAC’s Audience Relationship Team can be reached Monday through Friday from 11am to 5pm by calling 801-363-7522 or by emailing . 

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ALABASTER is made possible, in part, by the generous support of Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks (ZAP), the Utah State Legislature, and the Utah Division of Arts and Museums.

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ALABASTER is produced at Salt Lake Acting Company as a part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. Other partnering theaters are Florida  Repertory Theatre (Fort Myers), Capital Stage (Sacramento), 16th Street Theatre  (Berwyn IL), Kitchen Dog Theater (Dallas), Shrewd Productions (Austin), Know  Theatre of Cincinnati, Phoenix Theatre (Indianapolis), Williamston Theatre  (Michigan), and New Jersey Repertory Company (Long Branch). For more information please visit www.nnpn.org.

 

*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

**The scenic and lighting designers of ALABASTER are represented by United Scenic Artists Local USA 829 of the IATSE.

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SALT LAKE ACTING COMPANY POSTPONES WORLD PREMIERE OF ELAINE JARVIK’S FOUR WOMEN TALKING ABOUT THE MAN UNDER THE SHEET

The timely new work will now play SLAC’s Chapel Theatre August 20 – September 12, 2021

[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

 

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This production is generously supported by the Utah Department of Heritage and Arts.

 

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SALT LAKE ACTING COMPANY UNVEILS NEW STREAMING PLATFORM IN COLLABORATION WITH SALT LAKE FILM SOCIETY

SLAC DIGITAL will bring streaming SLAC experience directly to audience at home

[SALT LAKE CITY, UT, DECEMBER 04, 2020] - Salt Lake Acting Company (SLAC), Utah’s leading destination for brave, contemporary theatre, announces the launch of SLAC DIGITAL, an all-new way for audiences to stream Salt Lake Acting Company programming in their own homes. This is made possible through a partnership with the Salt Lake Film Society.

SLAC is the first non-cinema organization to join Salt Lake Film Society’s @homeArts, a nonprofit consortium of top arthouse cinemas around the country. Created in direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on the movie industry, @homeArts digital streaming technology was developed by Salt Lake Film Society’s media accelerator studio, MAST. In mid-March 2020, the platform was provided to eleven art house cinemas around the nation, ensuring that cinema lovers could continue to watch first-run films at home, while still supporting independent cinema. This marks not only the first time a traditional performing arts organization is utilizing the @homeArts platform, but also the first time that SLFS has brought another Utah-based organization into the cohort.

“SLFS is happy and proud to have created this technology and turned it into a nonprofit project with a mission to help the arts. We’re all working in ways we never imagined and this technology is able to make us feel more like ourselves, which benefits our organizations and our audiences. We love SLAC and we are grateful they took the leap with us. We wish them every success as they inch toward that big 5-0,” said Tori Baker, President/CEO of Salt Lake Film Society.

“When Tori contacted me about the opportunity to bring SLAC into @homeArts, I was beyond moved,” said SLAC Executive Artistic Director Cynthia Fleming. “Technology can often be a barrier for small arts organizations in terms of reaching audiences in new ways. What Tori and team have done to keep the arts and cinema alive is nothing short of extraordinary. It’s a prime example of the power of artistic collaboration and taking care of one another during this difficult time.” 

The first production to be made available on SLAC DIGITAL is CLIMBING WITH TIGERS, which the theatre company produced in 2016. Thanks in part to a special agreement with Actors Equity Association, this marks the first time a filmed recording from the SLAC archives has been made available to the public. CLIMBING WITH TIGERS, based on the book by Utah’s Nathan Glad and Dallas Graham, tells its story through a captivating combination of music, storytelling, animation, and film. Troy Deutsch (BULL SHARK ATTACK) adapted it for the stage and Alexandra Harbold (THE WOLVES) helmed the original production in SLAC’s Chapel Theatre.

Season subscriptions are currently available by calling SLAC’s box office. For more information, visit www.saltlakeactingcompany.org or call 801.363.7522. SLAC DIGITAL can be accessed directly at slacdigital.athomearts.org.

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