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Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this production has been postponed to a timeslot TBA.

From March 12 through 20, Salt Lake Acting Company is pleased to present the world premiere of FOUR WOMEN TALKING ABOUT THE MAN UNDER THE SHEET by Elaine Jarvik. 

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?”

Get a sneak peek into a recent rehearsal featuring actors Colleen Baum, Latoya Cameron, Susanna Florence, Tamara Howell, and Yolanda Stange in the gallery below.

Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased here or by calling 801-363-7522.

 

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In celebration of the 150th anniverary of the first ballot cast by a woman in US history, the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, and International Women's Day, Salt Lake Acting Company presents a world premiere from Utah's own, Elaine Jarvik. 

On the morning of February 21, 1895, the day after the great Frederick Douglass 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?”

Cast 4x3 Clockwise from top left: Colleen Baum, Latoya Cameron, Susanna Florence, Yolanda Stange, and Tamara Howell

Comprising the cast are five actors who are all making their respective returns to SLAC. 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. Baum, Florence, and Howell all revisit Jarvik's play, having appeared in the New Play Sounding Series reading earlier this year.

The production will be directed by Jason Bowcutt, 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 March 12-22, 2020. Tickets to the special, limited engagement are available online, in person at the SLAC box office, 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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Salt Lake Acting Company--Utah’s leading destination for brave, contemporary theatre--presents the world premiere of FORM OF A GIRL UKNOWN by Charly Evon Simpson from October 16 through November 17, 2019.

Amali is twelve years old, she is wise, and she is fascinated – by A Midsummer Night’s Dream; by her changing body; by the story of the children killed in the woods. With humor, magic, blood, and fire, this play is not your typical coming-of-age story.

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Amanda Morris in form of a girl unknown at Salt Lake Acting Company (Photo: dav.d daniels/ dav.d photography)

Leading the cast (in her Salt Lake Acting Company debut) is Amanda Morris*, who plays Amali. A resident of New York City, she was previously seen by Utah audiences in Lyric Rep’s A RAISIN IN THE SUN. 

Daisy Allred, Aaliyah Ann*, and Bradley Hatch all return to the SLAC Upstairs Theatre, having appeared in SATURDAY’S VOYEUR 2019. They play Marina, Charise, and Finn, respectively. Latoya Cameron* (THE CAKE) and Susanna Florence* (PTC’s SWEAT) return to FORM OF A GIRL UNKNOWN after appearing in the workshop production last summer. Cameron plays Ma and Florence plays Dr G/Policewoman.

The production is helmed by Lark and WP Theatre alum Melissa Crespo, who also directed a form of a girl unknown workshop at Westport County Playhouse earlier this year. 

Crespo is joined on the creative team by Shoko Kambara (Scenic Design), Alicia Washington (Costume Design), Jessica Greenberg (Lighting Design), Jennifer Jackson (Sound Design), Linda Brown (Specialty Prop Design). The production is stage managed by Jennie Sant.

FORM OF A GIRL UNKNOWN runs October 16 through November 17, 2019.  Tickets can be obtained via tickets.saltlakeactingcompany.org, in person at the SLAC box office, 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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Casting has been finalized for Salt Lake Acting Company’s world premiere production of form of a girl unknown by Charly Evon Simpson

Amali is twelve years old, she is wise, and she is fascinated – by A Midsummer Night’s Dream; by her changing body; by the story of the children killed in the woods. With humor, magic, blood, and fire, this play is not your typical coming-of-age story.

Making her Salt Lake Acting Company debut is Amanda Morris*, who plays Amali. A resident of New York City, she was previously seen by Utah audiences in Lyric Rep’s A RAISIN IN THE SUN. 

Daisy Allred, Aaliyah Ann*, and Bradley Hatch all return to the SLAC Upstairs Theatre, having appeared in SATURDAY’S VOYEUR 2019. They play Marina, Charise, and Finn, respectively. Latoya Cameron* (THE CAKE) and Susanna Florence* (PTC’s SWEAT) return to form of a girl unknown after appearing in the New Play Sounding Series workshop production (co-presented by The Davey Foundation) last summer. Cameron plays Ma and Florence plays Dr G/Policewoman.

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The production is helmed by Ars Nova and Atlantic Theatre Company alum Melissa Crespo, who also directed a form of a girl unknown workshop at Westport County Playhouse earlier this year. 

Crespo is joined on the creative team by Shoko Kambara (Scenic Design), Alicia Washington (Costume Design), Jessica Greenberg (Lighting Design), Jennifer Jackson (Sound Design), and Linda Brown (Specialty Prop Design). The production will be stage managed by Jennie Sant*.

form of a girl unknown runs October 16 through November 17, 2019.  Tickets can be obtained via tickets.saltlakeactingcompany.org, in person at the SLAC box office, 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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Friday, 01 February 2019 09:39

Full Cast Revealed for SATURDAY'S VOYEUR 2019

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Casting for the 41st-annual production of one of the country's longest-continuing parodies, SATURDAY'S VOYEUR, has been solidified. The annual tongue-in-cheek tribute to Utah culture and politics, written and created by Allen Nevins and Nancy Borgenicht, promises to once again pack a lovingly-irreverent punch for SLAC audiences.

2019's installment sees the return of SATURDAY'S VOYEUR alumni Annette Wright, Dan Larrinaga, Justin Ivie*, and Robert Scott Smith*. Making their VOYEUR debuts are Daisy AllredAalliyah Ann*Bradley HatchMatthew TrippJulie Silvestro Waite*, and Jacob Weitlauf. Also joining the cast are Fiona Hannan and Madi Cooper, who made their SLAC debuts earlier this season in PINKALICIOUS THE MUSICAL and THE WOLVES, respectively.

The returning creative team includes SLAC's Executive Artistic Director Cynthia Fleming (director) and Michael Leavitt (music director).

SATURDAY'S VOYEUR 2019 makes its world premiere at Salt Lake Acting Company June 26 - September 1. Tickets can be purchased here.

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

Media inquiries: please contact Joshua Black, Director of Communications, at

 

 

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Described as "dance/play/romance" by Utah-based playwright Kathleen Cahill, SILENT DANCER is a world of dangerous love, secret identities, maids, dancers, criminals, silent movies, and the most famous couple in New York--Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald. A groundbreaking theatrical experience which expresses the pulse, the change, and the infinite possibilities of life in America.

The world premiere engagement of the Jazz Age romance will feature Mikki Reeve as Rosie Quinn, William Richardson* as Michael Quinn, Darrell T. Joe* as Perry Branfield, Austin Archer as Jackie "Legs" Diamond, Alice Ryan as Zelda Fitzgerald, and Noah Kershisnik as F. Scott Fitzgerald. Completing the cast are ensemble members Jorji Diaz, McKenzie Barkdull, Savannah Roberts, and Makayla Cussen.

Comprising the creative team are SLAC's Executive Artistic Director Cynthia Fleming (director), Christopher Ruud (choreographer), Loren Ruud (assistant choreographer), Michael Leavitt (music composer), Martine Kei Green-Rogers (dramaturg), Dennis Hassan (set design), Nancy Hills (costume design), Michael Horejsi (lighting design), Jen Jackson (sound design), Joshua Roberts (projection design) and Justin Ivie (stage manager).

SILENT DANCER makes its world premiere at Salt Lake Acting Company April 10-May 12, 2019. Tickets can be purchased here.

Media inquiries: please contact Joshua Black, Director of Communications, at

 

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

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Thursday, 16 August 2018 15:04

SILENT DANCER

by Kathleen Cahill

April 10 - May 12, 2019

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