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Welcome to the World Premiere of HARBUR GATE by Kathleen Cahill. Recipient of the Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. This award gave us extra rehearsal time to assist in the play's development. “The words “extra rehearsal time” are such plain sounding words for what turned out to be a transformative experience. This play is about veterans; we were able to bring the realities of military service into the theatre. Men and women who served in Iraq came to SLAC to speak to us. We spent hours with them, listening to their experiences, asking questions, hearing their personal stories. Two Marines brought unloaded guns to rehearsal for our cast to learn how to handle. We went to the VA and sat in on two support groups: one for veterans suffering from MST – Military Sexual Trauma – and another for veterans in the LGBTQ community. The level of honesty and the sharing in these groups was astonishing, heartbreaking, and real.~Kathleen Cahill, playwright “This week brought us to a different level. It still would have been a good play with good acting, but now it is a play that is deep and profound. It is a piece of art that lives in everyone in the room, and we feel that we have to be as truthful and go as far as we can to give back to these people. They should know that their story is important, and that their lives matter, and that we are listening.” ~Tamilla Woodard, director “It’s our responsibility as artists to bring their stories, in as truthful a way as possible, to the stage so that everyone can open their ears and hearts to these magnificent humans. There are heroes walking around us and among us every day, and we so often fail to notice.”~Mathew Sincell, actor “This extra time has allowed us to more fully engage, understand and go into the lives of veterans and their struggles. It has made us able to empathize and accurately tell the stories that these heroes share; stories that so desperately need to be told.”~Ariana Broumas Farber, actor “There is so much injustice in this world, and it is our responsibility to open our eyes and face it head on. What’s sticking with me is this: Never underestimate our capacity for empathy and compassion. That will carry us through the injustice.”~Lane Richens, actor “Until this past week, I never truly understood the power of theatre. The power that grants voices to the voiceless, in the medium that makes the unheard heard.”~ Natalia Noble, actor “Being with these veterans- some of the bravest, strongest people I’ve ever encountered- gave purpose and depth to our work and gave me a deep respect for the members of our community that have served in the military.”~Topher Rasmussen, actor “IT WAS LIFE-CHANGING!”~ Cassandra Stokes-Wylie, actor We are lifted and energized by the Edgerton Foundation’s significant demonstration of confidence in this play and in our work. We offer our most heartfelt thanks. With sincerest gratitude, Cynthia Executive Artistic Director
HARBUR GATE By
Recipient of the Edgerton Foundation New Play Award
Shannon Robert** Jesse Portillo**
Erin M. West
FEBRUARY 8 — MARCH 12, 2017 University Professional Theatre Program
Assistant Light Design
Martin C. Alcocer
Assistant Sound Design
** Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States ** The lighting design of HARBUR GATE is represented by United Scenic Artists Local USA 829 of the IATSE
HARBUR GATE was commissioned in part by a grant from the National New Play Network and is produced by special arrangement with Mark Orsini, BRET ADAMS, LTD., 448 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036, www.bretadamsltd.net.
Acknowledgements The Salt Lake Acting Company gratefully acknowledges the following foundations and government agencies for their very generous sponsorship. Their support is truly essential to SLAC’s success and vitality.
Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP) Funds Salt Lake County Cultural Facilities Support Program National Endowment for the Arts Utah Division of Arts & Museums Salt Lake City Arts Council The Shubert Foundation, Inc. Emma Eccles Jones Foundation George S. & Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation B.W. Bastian Foundation John & Marcia Price Family Foundation Terence Kearns Stephens Charitable Fund Edgerton Foundation Marriner S. Eccles Foundation National New Play Network Lawrence T. & Janet T. Dee Foundation Jarvis & Constance Doctorow Family Foundation Larry H. and Gail Miller Family Foundation Anonymous S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney Foundaion R. Harold Burton Foundation The Richard K. & Shirley S. Hemingway Foundation Henry W. & Leslie M. Eskuche Foundation Utah Humanities Weinholtz Family Foundation Whittenburg Foundation The Dramatists Guild Fund
This project is supported in part by Salt Lake County’s Zoo Arts and Parks program, Utah Division of Arts and Museums, with funding from the State of Utah and the Salt Lake City Arts Council.
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Cast of Characters I. Orpheus
An apartment in an American city, 2005
CAREY POLLACK...............................................................NATALIA NOBLE CHAD CONROY........................................................... MATTHEW SINCELL* II. Harbur Gate
On the road between to Mosul, Iraq, 2004
VINCENT RUSSO.....................................................TOPHER RASMUSSEN ALYSON MOSS.......................................... CASSANDRA STOKES-WYLIE* III. Veteran in a New Field In an American park, 2007
MICHELLE KESSLER.....................................ARIANA BROUMAS FARBER JOHN SULLIVAN..................................................................LANE RICHINS* MARINE........................................................................................CECE OTTO MARINE...............................................................................CHRIS CURLETT This production will be performed with no intermission. * Member of Actorsâ€™ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
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In The Room with Tamilla Woodard and Kathleen Cahill Erika: Welcome to In The Room! Please Kathleen: I’m Kathleen Cahill, one of the introduce yourselves and tell us a little about playwrights in residence here at SLAC. This is your relationship to SLAC. my fourth production with SLAC. I always have Tamilla: Hi, I’m Tamilla. I am relatively new to a wonderful experience here. Tamilla is so SLAC, but I feel like I’m at home. I’m directing brilliant and I just trust her completely. It is so HARBUR GATE, which I was first introduced valuable to have you, Tamilla, because I don’t to two years ago. Kathleen and I have been have to be at every rehearsal. I trust you! working on it ever since! We have done workshops on the play here in Salt Lake and in New York. I love SLAC because you guys are changing things and you all set an example of how a theater can be run and how much collaboration works. Cynthia: Thank you! Can you elaborate more on the work done in the Playwrights’ Lab in regards to this play and the reason behind why you wanted to have a reading of this work in New York? Tamilla: David Kranes invited me to the Playwrights’ Lab here at SLAC as a guest director working with a resident playwright. While here, I met Kathleen who had three small plays which she gave me to read. David asked Kathleen the question she herself was wondering, “Are these plays related?” I was like, “Uh yeah, in fact, it is one play!” There were definitely some things Kathleen wanted to figure out during the Lab. We were given a cast and then tried to answer questions Kathleen had: What is the relationship of the plays? The style? Kathleen wrote every day and night, and even during rehearsal. Different exercises helped us create many new moments in the plays, including the addition of a character who initially wasn’t in the first scene. When SLAC decided to do a reading of HARBUR GATE, I sadly couldn’t attend, so the person assisting me during the Lab stepped in to direct. Afterward, Kathleen and Cynthia came to New York because we wanted to spend some time together and answer any “last step” questions and to get some new actors to read the play. We had another reading of it in New York at the Lark Theatre after an invitation from Adrianne Campbell Holt.
Erika: Kathleen, what inspired you to tell this story? Kathleen: I was sitting in my kitchen one afternoon in 2013, listening to the radio, and they were talking about an exhibit in Washington D.C. on Americana war paintings. They talked about "The Veteran in a New Field" by Winslow Homer, and the title caught my attention. They noted how extraordinary and mystifying the piece was because it looked simple, but the more you studied it, the more it said. I had also just read in the newspaper that the military wanted to become gender neutral by 2016, and I thought, “The women are going to be veterans in a new field.” Those two thoughts together got me. I said to myself, “Why don’t I just go and interview some people?” I went to Pygmalion because they had just done a reading, and a female Marine was speaking. I asked her if I could interview her and if she could suggest other people. One thing led to another and I ended up at the VA. I interviewed around 25 people and then I started to transcribe the notes. Then I thought, “No. This is not how I do this.” I closed the notebook and started writing from, "What do I remember? What did I feel? What did I connect with?" That’s how I got started. Tamilla: It’s remarkable. The things we heard in the first week of research truly do match the things we are hear in the play. We are like, “That’s in the play!” “That’s how she is in the play!” It really transmitted from Kathleen’s mind to this play in a generous, clear way. It is so spot on. Erika: Do you want to talk a little more about the script and its journey from the Lab, through workshops, to where we are now?
Erika: Do you want to introduce yourself Tamilla: We have just been clarifying. We have Kathleen, even though our audience already been asking lots of questions and writing knows who you are? down what is fact and true, and making
sure not to take anything for granted. The play just reveals itself without us having to put anything on it. If we really get stuck in the mud, Kathleen will go do some research and come back and say, “Here. This is what I intended.” That’s what we go for. We ask, “What did you intend?” and then we say, “That is what we are going to do.” The actors ask questions. I ask questions. Kathleen asks questions. Then we all clarify. We all want to know: Who are we? What do we want? How do we get it?
Kathleen: I hope they are kind of speechless. Tamilla: I hope that they see the redemption the play is offering. There is possibility that the play proposes--I hope that isn’t lost.
Kathleen: We really got to ask these questions during the extra first week. Erika: Did you have anything else to add about the workshopping process? Kathleen: Workshops like the Lab are a dream for a playwright and it’s what you need. You’re not always lucky enough to get it. Tamilla: Plays are written about extraordinary events and extraordinary people. Some people don’t think there are many extraordinary things in the world, but working with these veterans allowed us to meet a bunch of extraordinary people. And they are literally heroes, and not just because they served in the military, but because of the cost of what they have done takes from their daily lives. They are paying for it with their humanity. Kathleen: Tamilla asked the veterans if they would suggest going into the military to someone, and every person in the room except one said, “Yes, do it.” Tamilla: They said that despite the difficulties and, in some cases, their lives being ruined. The community and comradery, and the desire to be something of magnitude is bigger. We are all engaged in that pursuit, especially in theatre. Erika: You’ve both worked on this script for a long time. What is it like coming back to do its World Premiere? Tamilla: I don’t think about it like that. The first time I read the play and envisioned it is the same as it’s being done now. The clarity of the theatrical gestures was there in the early drafts. Erika: What do you both hope the audience will talk about after they see the play?
Director Tamilla Woodard and Playwright Kathleen Cahill
WHO’S WHO NATALIA NOBLE
(Carey) is equally excited and humbled to be performing in her first SLAC production. She most recently appeared alongside several Broadway veterans in Pioneer Theater Company’s regional premiere of Sting’s, THE LAST SHIP. Other theatrical appearances include: Carrie White in CARRIE: THE MUSICAL; Mary Lane in REEFER MADNESS; Kate Monster/Lucy the Slut in AVENUE Q; Victoria Grant in VICTOR/VICTORIA; and Lady Macbeth in MACBETH; Film Credits: Moments of Clarity and The Big Sleep. She wishes to thank her family and friends for their unyielding love and support.
(Chad) is delighted to be returning to the SLAC stage with this world premiere of HARBUR GATE. Past SLAC credits include STREETLIGHT WOODPECKER and TRIBES. Prior to his move to SLC, Matt called NYC home, where he performed Off-Broadway, Regionally, and on London’s West End. Some past credits include SHAKESPEARE’S R&J (Joe Calarco, dir., UK premier and London West End transfer), BURY THE DEAD, BEYOND GLORY (w/Stephen Lang), BOXES (w/Robert Askins), HAMLET (WVU artist in residence), three seasons with The American Shakespeare Center, international artist in residence at The Globe Theatre, London, and former company member of Blessed Unrest (nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Featured Role, IT Awards, 2008). Love and more love to my wife, Corinne.
TOPHER RASMUSSEN (Russo)
is delighted to return to SLAC for his second Kathleen Cahill play. SLAC credits: R+J: STAR CROSS’D DEATH MATCH, COURSE 86B IN THE CATALOGUE (2012 CityWeekly Arty: Best Chewing of Scenery), THE FERMI PARADOX (Davey Foundation Reading), HARBUR GATE (SLAC Lab, NPSS Reading), and LAURA AND THE SEA (SLACLab, NPSS Reading). Other credits: THE PRIVATE EAR (Sting & Honey), ADAM AND STEVE & THE EMPTY SEA (Plan-B, fringeNYC 2013), BORDERLANDS (Plan-B), THE WORST THING I’VE EVER DONE (Sackerson), THE REVENGER’S TRAGEDY, ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, TWELFTH NIGHT, TAMING OF THE SHREW (Grassroots Shakespeare Company), NEXT TO NORMAL (UVU, KCACTF 2014), and HAMLET AND OPHELIA GO SWIMMING (Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival). Love and gratitude to my friends and family, Kathleen, and SLAC.
CASSANDRA S TO K E S -W Y L I E *
(Moss) is thrilled to be back at SLAC for the second time this season after having played Tanya in BULL SHARK ATTACK. She lives in New York City and was most recently seen there in Troy Deutsch’s IN A TILTED PLACE as various characters at IRT Theater and Helena in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM with dell’Arte Ensemble at Classic Stage Company. Salt Lake credits include Actress Two in THE EXIT INTERVIEW with Salt Lake Acting Company, Roxy in CHEAT and Mrs. Givings in IN THE NEXT ROOM, OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY, both with Pygmalion Productions, Elizabeth Proctor in THE CRUCIBLE at The Grand Theatre and the Governess in THE TURN OF THE SCREW with UTAC. She
WHO’S WHO understudied and performed with the Directors for Pygmalion Theatre Company. Milwaukee Repertory Theater and has a CECE OTTO (Marine) BFA in Acting from the University of Utah. is so excited to be a ARIANA BROUMAS part of Harbur Gate! She is a Junior in the Actor FARBER (Michelle) most Training Program at the recently appeared as Peter University of Utah, and Nickoleavich in ELIZABETH was last seen in SELF BAM at the Great Salt Lake DEFENSE… (Lu) and THREE Fringe Festival. Other local credits include: PICNIC SISTERS (Irina). She has also been busy (the Grand Theater), THE FERMI PARADOX performing with her devised theatre (Salt Lake Acting Company) , THE PLAYBOY company, Who’s Louis?, at the Kennedy OF THE WESTERN WORLD (Pioneer Theater Center American Theatre Festival, GSL Company), SLAM ‘05/’07 and COLD (Plan-B), Fringe Festival, and Eccles Theatre Grand and SPARK and THE SEX HABITS OF AMERICAN Opening Ceremony. Cece would like to WOMAN (Pygmalion Productions) and RIDE thank her family, friends, and teachers ME (New Works Theater Machine). Regional for their constant love and support. credits include: HONK!, LILLY’S PURPLE CHRIS CURLETT PLASTIC PURSE, THE WIZARD OF OZ, THE (Marine) has a few MAGIC MRS. PIGGLE WIGGLE and SNAPSHOT shows under his belt, SILHOUETTE with the Minneapolis Children’s THE PIRATE QUEEN, SISTER Theater Company; THE WOOLGATHERER ACT, AND RAGTIME (Hale with 3 a.m. Productions, PROM with Center Theatre-West Philadelphia’s New Paradise Laboratories, Valley), MUCH ADO ABOUT and A CHRISTMAS CAROL with Theater on the Hill in Westminster, Maryland. She is NOTHING FOR (Covey Center Theater) and a graduate of the Actor Training Program CIVIL WAR (Hale Center Theater-Orem). at the University of Utah (Magna Cum This will be Chris' first time performing Laude), and a real-life Veteran of the with Salt Lake Acting Company and is very United States Marine Corps. “To the fights excited to be a part of the cast. Chris has in distant places, and the friends who are attended American Musical and Dramatic Arts Academy and is represented by TMG no more…” Semper Fidelis. talent agency. LANE RICHINS* (John) KATHLEEN CAHILL (Playwright) is excited to be treading the boards at SLAC awards include the Jane Chambers again, having previously Playwriting Award, two Connecticut performed here in TOO Commission on the Arts Playwriting MUCH MEMORY and BIG Awards, a Massachusetts Artists LOVE. As an actor and Foundation Award, a Rockefeller Grant, director, Lane has worked a National Endowment for the Arts New with several companies in the Valley American Works Grant, two Edgerton over the past 2 decades, including SLAC, Foundation Awards and a Drama League Pygmalion Theatre Company, The Grand, Award. Her play CHARM was nominated Plan B, Sundance Children’s Theatre, and for a Pulitzer Prize; her play THE others. Lane currently sits on the Board of PERSIAN QUARTER was nominated for a Steinberg Award. (Both published by
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WHO’S WHO Dramatic Publishing.) Her produced musicals include FRIENDSHIP OF THE SEA (North Shore Music Theatre) DAKOTA SKY (Olney Theatre) an opera, CLARA, two opera/cabarets, A TALE OF TWO CITIES: PARIS AND BERLIN IN THE TWENTIES (Maryland Center for the Performing Arts), a comic opera cabaret, FATAL SONG (most recently Utah Opera) and PERDIDA, the WINTER’S TALE SET IN MEXICO, (most recently Catholic University, DC and upcoming at the Grand Theatre, Salt Lake City. Published by Dramatic Publishing.) Her plays include the comedy, COURSE 86B IN THE CATALOGUE (Salt Lake Acting Company) THE STILL TIME (Georgia Rep/ Porchlight Theatre, Chicago) the comedy, WOMEN WHO LOVE SCIENCE TOO MUCH (Porchlight Theatre and NPR Radio) JOY FOREVER
(Cleveland Public, Firehouse Theatre, Massachusetts) CHARM ( National New Play Network Festival, Salt Lake Acting Company premiere, Kitchen Dog Theatre, Dallas; Orlando Shakespeare; Taffety Punk, Washington D.C. among others) THE PERSIAN QUARTER ( Salt Lake Acting Company, Merrimack Rep.). Her play, HARBUR GATE, is an NNPN commission, workshopped at Colt Coeur in New York, and in the Lab of the Salt Lake Acting Company, where it will be produced in 2017 and in 2018, at the 16th Street Theatre, Chicago. She wrote the screenplay for the independent feature, Downtown Express. She writes for Alan Cumming when he introduces Mystery! on PBS. She is Playwright-in-Residence at the Salt Lake Acting Company.
WHO’S WHO TAMILLA WOODARD (Director)
is a theatre director who works both nationally and internationally. She is co-founder of PopUp Theatrics, a partnership creating site impacting theatrical events around the world and in collaboration with international theatre artists. Currently, she is serving as the Artistic Director of The Five Boroughs/One City Project, a multiyear initiative of The Working Theater. The project will support the commissioning and development of 5 Playwright/ Director teams working in collaborations and creating theatrical works in response to and inside of working class communities in all 5 boroughs. She is a past Time Warner Directing Fellow at the Women’s Project Theater Lab, a Usual Suspect at New York Theatre Workshop, alumnus of The Lincoln Center Directors Lab and artistic affiliate with New Georges. She graduated from The Yale School of Drama’s Acting program and is the recipient of The Charles Bowden Award from New Dramatists and The Josephine Abady Award from The League of Professional Theatre Women. Her work has been presented and developed at the Working Theater, NYTW, New Georges, HERE, The Lark, The Actors Theatre of Louisville, PS122, DR 2, The Culture Project, Urban Stages, Dance Theatre Workshop, The Kitchen Theatre and for festivals and theater’s around the US and internationally. Recent: Betty Shamieh’s FIT FOR A QUEEN, The Classical Theater of Harlem; Dan Hoyle’s, THE BLOCK, The Working Theatre; BROKEN CITY: WALL STREET, a street immersive for PopUP Theatrics. More at www.tamilla.com
SHANNON ROBERT** (Set
Design) serves on the design faculty at Clemson University. She received the M.F.A. in scene design from Florida State University and participated in
an exchange with the Moscow Art Theatre Conservatory. Shannon was director of theatre and head of design at William Carey University. She served KCACTF as Region IV design chair, regional vice chair, and on national design committees. Shannon served on the board of directors and executive committee of SETC. She managed the paint/craft departments of The Spoon Group Productions in NJ/NY, and fabricated props/painted for the Broadway productions of THE GRINCH, GREASE (and national tour), XANADU, LEGALLY BLONDE, INHERIT THE WIND, THE PIRATE QUEEN, CORAM BOY, THE COLOR PURPLE (and Chicago production), JERSEY BOYS (and national tour, Vegas), SPAMALOT (London, Vegas), HAIRSPRAY (Vegas). She has designed for The Warehouse Theatre, Aurora Theatre, Cincinnati Shakespeare, Theatrical Outfit, Salt Lake City Acting Company, Actor’s Express, Mill Mountain Theatre, New Stage Theatre, Auburn University Theatre, Texas Tech University Theatre (for the Marfa Initiatives), Middle Tennessee State University Theatre, Southern Arena Theatre, University of Southern Mississippi, University of West Georgia, SC Governor’s School for the Arts, The Fine Arts Center. She was the design consultant for The Saenger Theatre renovation for Albert and Associates Architects. She served as the Associate Artistic Director and Scene Designer in Residence for The Warehouse Theatre in Greenville, South Carolina. She is a member of USA 829, and serves as a member of the Hollins University M.F.A. Playwriting Faculty for design. She received Atlanta’s 2014 Suzi Bass Award for best set design for a musical for MARY POPPINS at Aurora Theatre, and was just nominated for a Suzi Bass for IN THE HEIGHTS for Aurora and Theatrical Outfit.
WHO’S WHO JESSE PORTILLO** (Lighting Design) JENNIFER JACKSON (Sound Design) is happy to return to SLAC for his ninth season. Previous SLAC productions include DIARY OF A WORM, A SPIDER AND A FLY, CLIMBING WITH TIGERS, STREET LIGHT WOODPECKER, TWO STORIES, RED, THE PERSIAN QUARTER, HOW TO MAKE A ROPE SWING, and A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD. Other design credits include productions for Plan-B Theatre, Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theater, Pioneer Theatre Company, Egyptian Theatre Company, LOOK Musical Theatre, Idaho State University, Baylor University, Millikin University and Mobile Opera. Jesse holds an MFA in Lighting Design from Indiana University, and is on the faculty of the University of Utah Department of Theatre. He is a member of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology and United Scenic Artists Local 829.
is excited to return for another season with SLAC. Previous design and/or original music credits include ROMEO AND JULIET (Yale Repertory Theatre); BULL SHARK ATTACK, STREETLIGHT WOODPECKER, BLACKBERRY WINTER, TWO STORIES (Salt Lake Acting Company); TWELFTH NIGHT, THE LAST FIVE YEARS, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, HENRY IV, PART I (Salt Lake Shakespeare); and THE ORPHAN (Children of an Idle Brain Theatre Company - of which she is a founding member). Her sound installations have been exhibited at the Yale University Art Gallery and the University of Utah. Jennifer holds an MFA from Yale School of Drama and is on the faculty of the University of Utah Department of Theatre where her credits include GOOD KIDS, SCHOOL FOR LIES,
ERIN M. WEST
(Costume Design) has worked as a costume designer, technician, costume shop manager and wardrobe manager for various regional and university theatres. She has extensive experience designing, patterning, and building costumes for dance, musicals, early modern dramas, and modern contemporary works. Erin holds a BA in Studio Art from James Madison University and an MFA in Costume Design from The Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, and is currently in her third year teaching and designing costumes for Westminster College. Previously, she has worked with Washington & Lee University, James Madison University, Ohio University, Tuacahn Center for the Arts, Theatre at Lime Kiln, The Virginia Repertory Dance Company, and The American Shakespeare Center, among a variety of others.
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ROBERTS (Projection Design) is currently in his final year working toward his MFA in Lighting Design, Set Design, and Projection Design at Utah State University. Joshua has designed shows for a variety of theatres including: Utah State University, Lyric Repertory Company, Western Wyoming Community College, Centerpoint Legacy Theatre, Pickleville Playhouse, and Tuacahn. Some of Joshua’s favorite designs include: TWELFTH NIGHT OR WHAT YOU WILL and CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF. You can find more information about Joshua and his design work by visiting his website at joshuaroberts558.weebly.com. MARTIN C. ALCOCER
(Assistant Lighting Design) is excited to be back at SLAC as a part of the University Professional Training Program! Martin is a junior in the Stage Management program at the University of Utah where he most recently stage managed Self Defense, or Death of Some Salesmen (Studio 115). He has also recently assistant stage managed Oliver! (PTC) and Saturday’s Voyeur 2016 (SLAC). Aside from stage managing, Martin has taken an interest in lighting design, last year he assisted on Streetlight Woodpecker (SLAC) through the same UPTP program. Martin is very grateful for this program and would like to extend his thanks to all those that help sustain the UPTP program as well SLAC for fostering the artistic growth of students like myself. He would also like to thank his friends, his family, and his dog for their continued support.
GAVIN YEHLE (Assistant Sound
Design) is a junior in the Actor Training Program and Stage Management Program at the University of Utah and is honored to be a part of SLAC’s University
Professional Theatre Program. He has assisted sound for AMERICAN IDIOT, and A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, and was assistant stage manager for THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at the University. He has also stage managed for the University of Utah Youth Theatre on numerous shows. Onstage, he appeared in such shows as ARCADIA, ALICE V. WONDERLAND, VIRAL: THE MUSICAL, and A CHRISTMAS STORY.
(Stage Manager) has worked at Salt Lake Acting Company as the AEA Stage Manager on BLACKBERRY WINTER, I’LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS, VENUS IN FUR, MANNING UP, THE PERSIAN QUARTER and ANGELS IN AMERICA PARTS I & II. She has also worked at The Egyptian Theatre Company as the AEA Stage Manager on PAGENT and THE MUSIC MAN. Pioneer Theatre Company as the 1st ASM on LES MISERABLES, PAINT YOUR WAGON, DOUBT, A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM, THE FOREIGNER, VERTICAL HOUR and THE PRODUCERS. She was also the ASM for NEXT TO NORMAL. Other credits stage managing includes ANGELS IN AMERICA PARTS I & II at the Babcock Theatre, TRUE WEST in Studio 115, HENRY V and MEASURE FOR MEASURE for Salt Lake Shakes and TALKING WALES II for Utah Contemporary Theatre.
CYNTHIA FLEMING (Executive Artistic
Director/Choreographer) has been in the world of dance and theatre professionally for over 37 years, during which time she performed in the Broadway, National and International companies with A CHORUS LINE. Since 1995 she has worn many hats at SLAC, including Choreographer, Director, Box Office Manager and Director of Audience Services. She developed SLAC’s high quality customer service titled: Mayberry meets Space Odyssey, which is the foundation for the record breaking number of subscribers. She
WHO’S WHO conceived and created the position of Director of Communication and Audience Development and assembled the communication team to generate a renewed energy and excitement about the theatre. In 2010 she became CoExecutive Producer and is now honored to be SLAC’s Executive Artistic Director. Cynthia remains a working artist in the theatre and has choreographed many SLAC productions including SATURDAY’S VOYEUR for 15 years and directed/ choreographed this musical for 5 years. Cynthia is proud to serve SLAC and its mission to engage and enrich community through brave contemporary theatre.
SALT LAKE ACTING COMPANY
– Salt Lake Acting Company is celebrating its 46th season, and continuing its
mission is to engage and enrich community through brave contemporary theatre. Founded in 1970, SLAC is a notfor-profit 501(c)3 professional theatre dedicated to producing, commissioning, and developing new works and to supporting a community of professional artists. SLAC has been nationally recognized by the Shubert Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pew Charitable Trusts, and the Edgerton Foundation, among others. SLAC operates under a SPT Actors Equity Association contract and is a Constituent Member of Theatre Communications Group (a national organization for nonprofit professional regional theatres), and the National New Play Network (a national alliance of non-profit professional theatres that champions the
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WHO’S WHO development, production, and continued life of new plays).
NATIONAL NEW PLAY NETWORK (NNPN) is the country’s alliance of nonprofit professional theaters dedicated to the development, production, and continued life of new plays. Since its founding in 1998, NNPN has supported more than 200 productions nationwide through its innovative National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere program, which provides playwright and production support for new works at its Member theaters. Additional programs - its annual National Conference, National Showcase of New Plays, and MFA Playwrights Workshop; the NNPN Annual and Smith Prize commissions; its residencies for playwrights, producers and directors; and the organization’s member accessed Collaboration, Festival, and Travel banks and online information sessions - have helped cement the Network’s position as a vital force in the new play landscape. NNPN also strives to pioneer, implement, and disseminate ideas and programs that revolutionize the way theaters collaborate to support new plays and playwrights. Its most recent project, the New Play Exchange, is changing the way playwrights share their work and others discover it by providing immediate access to information
on more than 9,500 new plays by living writers. NNPN’s 30 Core and more than 75 Associate Members - along with the more than 150 affiliated artists who are its alumni, the thousands of artists and artisans employed annually by its member theaters, and the hundreds of thousands of audience members who see its supported works each year - are creating the new American theater. nnpn.org
ACTORS’ EQUITY ASSOCIATION
(AEA) – founded in 1913, represents more than 45,000 actors and stage managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society. Equity negotiates wages and working conditions, providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. AEA is a member of the AFL-CIO, and is affiliated with FIA, an international organization of performing arts unions. The Equity emblem is our mark of excellence. www.actorsequity.org *Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. ** The lighting designer of HARBUR GATE is represented by United Scenic Artists Local USA 829 of the IATSE
FEBRUARY 19 â€“ 26, 2017 The third annual SLAC Lab is developing four new plays by four exciting and diverse writers, with the help and support of an eclectic mix of artists from across the country.
MAGIC CITY by Hilary Bettis Director: Michel Hausmann Dramaturg: Tlaloc Rivas Cast: Elena Dern, Ana Grosse, Thony Mena
TREES IN THEIR YOUTH by Dominic Finocchiaro Director: Adrianne Moore Dramaturg: Julie Jensen Cast: Flo Bravo, Justin Ivie, Michael Scott Johnson, Tristan Johnson, Gavin Yehle
SILENT DANCER by Kathleen Cahill Director: Lyndsay Burch Dramaturg: Phaedra Scott Choreographer: Peter Christie Cast: Austin Archer, Tyson Baker, Carleton Bluford, Trent Cox, Samantha Matsukawa, William Richardson, Katryna Williams
NO ONE IS FORGOTTEN by Winter Miller Director: Tracy Callahan Dramaturg: Megan Monaghan Rivas Cast: Latoya Cameron, Sarah Nina Hayon, Matthew Sincell Resource artists include: Milbre Burch (storyteller), David Kranes (playwright), Corinne Penka (movement specialist), Steffan Soule (magician), Jeff Wirth (improv artist)
The 2017 SLAC Lab is made possible by the generous support of the National New Play Network, the Weinholtz Family Foundation, and the Dramatists Guild Fund.
University Professional Theatre Program SLAC is delighted to partner with local univeristies to heighten theatre students' educational experience by taking them out of the classroom and hiring them at a professional theatre. During HARBUR GATE we would like to welcome Martin C. Alcocer and Gavin Yehle as part of the University Professional Theatre Program. "Being able to work in a professional environment will allow me to not only meet people that will prove important further in the future, but I will also gain valuable experience working in a high-stress environment during tech week." - Martin C. Alcocer | Assistant Lighting Design | University of Utah
"I hope to learn lots of things and to apply my learning to an environment outside of school, and also to make new connections with professionals working in the business. But mostly I really hope that I have a great time!" - Gavin Yehle | Assistant Sound Design | University of Utah Thanks to our sponsors of this vital program: The John & Marcia Price Family Foundation, Terence Kearns Stephens Charitable Fund, Anderson & Karrenberg, Maschoff Brennan, Marian Jacobsen
Salt Lake Acting Companyâ€™s New Play Sounding Series presents...
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Sponsors, Friends and Supporters Salt Lake Acting Company is a 501(c)3 non-profit professional theatre, and as such depends on the generosity of the following individuals, foundations, corporations, and public agencies who make the theatre’s work possible and invest in its future. The giving tiers below are for donations received as of January 24, 2017 We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your contribution to and partnership with SLAC! For information about SLAC’s Giving Program, and to correct any information below, please call Olivia Custodio at 801.363.7522 or email email@example.com.
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Sponsors, Friends and Supporters Roger and Julia Lester Harla and Ken MacQueen Eb Madson Peggy McElvain Dan McKnight Bonnie and Robert Miller Janet Minden in memory of Diana Felt Michaela Mohr Judy Parker J.J. Palmer Terry and David Peak Peck, Hadfield, Baxter and Moore Kim Pederson Terry Pendley Stan Penfold Kathy Peterson Mark Pfitzner Glenn Prestwich and Barbara Bentley Samuel and Colleen Quigley Razoo Foundation April Reynolds Ken Roach and Cindy Powell Elizabeth and Tim Roush Greg Ruther and Michelle Reilly Evan and Lorraine Sanders Osman Sanyer E. William and Martha Scott George Severson Margo Simmons Val and Barbara Singleton Jane Sinton Kenneth and Claudia Sperling Scott Stites Tina Straley Harvey and Freida Sweitzer Michelle Trush Brad and Kathy Wallin Elaine Weis Henry Whitesides and Karol Kumpfer Robin Wilks-Dunn Sheila and Andy Yorkin Tamara Young
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Bill and Sherry Britt Katherine Brown Paul Bruno Vicki and Bill Bennion Jeff Black Ellen Bloedel Diane Bradford Ann and Paul Bernstein John F. Carlquist Lon and Constance Castleton Rebecca Chavez-Houck Karen Christopulos Carol and David Cise Mich G. Combs William and Violet Corkle Judy Cottrell Mary Cowan-Klein Jerry Crouch Ann Cullimore and Ashby Decker in support of the Theatre Student Artist Series Martin Custen Casey Czapla Paul and Penny Dalrymple Bonnie and Bill Daniloff Kathy Davis Denis Deck and Sandra Jones Jeanne DePaulis Gordon Dew Stephen and Connie Dobson Cliff and Sharon Dutcher Anita Dutson Lewis and Shellie Dutson Klancy De Nevers Elizabeth Evensen Roger G. Faix, MD Lynda Faldmo and Duane Gillman Alan and Lynda Fletcher in honor of Bryan Eldredge Sharon Foster Jan and Stan Foutz Kim Francis James French Susan and Chuck Furca Ray and Harriett Gesteland Thomas Godfrey Barry and Debbie Gomberg Terence Goodman Naanue Gowan Scot Greeno Dave Gribbin Paula & Carlos Guerra Peter Hansen and Beatrice Lufkin Beverly Hanson John and Angie Harbert Don and Joy Hartmann Ken Hartner and Michele Taylor Luckey Heath Brian Hin Matt and Wendy Hobson-Rohrer Robert Hoffman Stephanie Howell Karen Hyde Richard Jackson Shannon Huff Jacobs and Paul Jacobs Hilary Jacobs and Daniel Schelling Dawn Jensen Leola Johnson Maxine Johnson Darlene Kauerz Robert and Linda Keiter
Donna and John Kimball Val Kittel Nan Klein David Kliger Kit Kobe Kyle Lamalfa Billie Gay Larson Lynne and Charles Lawler Debbie and Brad Layman Lynette Layman James Lebo Katherine Liddle Jon Lindgren Gary and Sandra Lindstrom Allan and Kay Lipman Susan and Robert Lollini Terry and Wendee Long Cindi Louie Jenny Lowe Beatrice Lufkin Kathleen Lukken and Mike Vaughan Claire Marlin in honor of John Bouzek Michael and Gerri McDonald Grace Mary and Edward McDonough Esther Medina in Honor of Marion Raish Janice and Aaron Melder Elliott and Kathy Merrill Jeff and Alana Metcalf Steve Mikita Rose Ann Milano and Joe Dayney Melinda Mitchell Ken Morgan and Nancy Douglas Kimball and Tonya Mosier Preston and Sandra Motes Shane Mozaffari Dorothy Mullins Jed and Amy Naisbitt Mary Navas and Robert Archibald Dianne Northrop John Ogilvie Karen Okabe Ann Olsen and Ron Oakley Kristen Olsen Bill Orchow and Janet Martineau William and Mary Ann Payne Kathy Peterson Jewelee Prince Dan Purjes Pat & Liz Quealy Chase Ramsey Blake Reese Gary and Nicole Reimer Wallace Ring John Robbins Brent Roberts Hal and Kathleen Robins Julia Rossi Thomas and Shirley Rossa in memory of William Allen Nevins Ira Rubinfeld and Willamarie Huelskamp Brent Rushton Arnold Sanchez Heather and Neil Sarin Tina Seferos Jill and Richard Sheinberg Oren Shepherd William and Merideth Shorter
Leslie and Jeff Silvestrini Janet Silotti Jill Smith Roger Sorenson Kim and Mark Spragg James R. Stewart Renee Strand Stephanie Stratton Annie Strupp Jim Struve and Jeff Bell Holly and Beverly Stuart George Sumner and Tina Hose Barry & Dianna Swartz Cara Tangaro Douglas Tate Douglas Tilton Raymond Tymas-Jones Wanda Updike Utah Brewers Cooperative Vicki Venne Doug Vilven Charlie and Eve Vincent Mary Ware Elaine Weis Kevin Werner and Christian Dimaano Becky Whipple Susan Whitney Laurie Anne Williams Carol Withrow Family Trust Carl Wolfram Lisa Woodbury Marjorie Young William Zwiebel
Hans Albertson and Roberta Melis Steven Allnatt Judith Amsel Vicki Andersen Bruce Aoki Kyla Asmar Lori Ball Barbara Bannon John and Joyce Barnes Mary Barnes Katherine and Brian Baucom Virginia Bazz Jane Elizabeth Bell William Bennett Kurt and Elizabeth Bernhisel Donald and Cynthia Benson Gary and Paulette Birdsall Leona Blackbird Ronald Bollinger Kathleen Bratcher Paula Breeze Dotti and Gary Brockbank Kathleen Cahill Mary and Tony Caputo Dick Carlson Craig Cheney and Frencie Barber Scott Christensen Craig and Kim Clayson Terry Cononelos Kathy Crismon Kevin and Danni Czapla Jyl Dickman Susan Dillon Cassia Dippo Brad Dundas Randall Eames Carol Edison
Sponsors, Friends and Supporters Edna Elkins in memory of Bryan Eldredge and for professional children’s theatre David Elliott Rick and Lynne Elliott Debra and Mark Elstad in memory of Tony Larimer Bijan Fakhrieh Joan Firmage Edward and Sharon Fisher Cynthia Fleming Robert Forsey Allene and Robert Fowler Kim Frost John Funk Anita Gander Susan Gardner Lynda Geddes Nada George Claudia and Scott Gerard Sheryl Gillilan Cynthia Godsey Elizabeth Grayston Kim Hale Eric and Linda Hampshire Terry Hansen John and Denise Harja Jacqueline and Weston Harris Kelly Harris Pam Hashimoto Janelle Heck Michael Higgins Karen Hill Kathryn (Katie) Hoffman-Abby Stephanie Howell Sheryl and Robert Ivey Rex Jameson Evelyn Jimerson Amelia Jones Christine Jones and Muriel Schmid Tracy Karp and Jody Heximer Laura and Carol Kaim Safia and Lester Keller Jeanne L. and Grant S. Kesler Gene Klatt Carolyn Kipp Loren M. Kroenke Janet Landon Richard and Connie Larrabee Sylvia Lell Edward & Heidi Makowski Michael and Jane Mangelson Kyle Mantas Jessie Marker Bill and Jean Martin Harriet Mazer Karen McArthur and Bernard Grosser Kathleen McDermott Dudley McIlhenny James McNeel David and Johanna McKay Cash Meyerhoffer Janet Miller Bruce Miya Lisa Monsler Christine Moore Matthew Moore Janet Muse Ray Nelson Gary & Lynda Oderda Virginia and Stanley Oleszek Terry Outzen
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Hans Albertson and Roberta Melis Steven Allnatt Judith Amsel Vicki Andersen Bruce Aoki Kyla Asmar Lori Ball Barbara Bannon John and Joyce Barnes Mary Barnes Katherine and Brian Baucom Virginia Bazz Jane Elizabeth Bell William Bennett Kurt and Elizabeth Bernhisel Donald and Cynthia Benson Gary and Paulette Birdsall Leona Blackbird Ronald Bollinger Kathleen Bratcher Paula Breeze Dotti and Gary Brockbank Kathleen Cahill Mary and Tony Caputo Dick Carlson Craig Cheney and Frencie Barber Scott Christensen Craig and Kim Clayson Terry Cononelos Kathy Crismon Kevin and Danni Czapla Jyl Dickman Susan Dillon
Cassia Dippo Brad Dundas Randall Eames Carol Edison Edna Elkins in memory of Bryan Eldredge and for professional children’s theatre David Elliott Rick and Lynne Elliott Debra and Mark Elstad in memory of Tony Larimer Bijan Fakhrieh Joan Firmage Edward and Sharon Fisher Cynthia Fleming Robert Forsey Allene and Robert Fowler Kim Frost John Funk Anita Gander Susan Gardner Lynda Geddes Nada George Claudia and Scott Gerard Sheryl Gillilan Cynthia Godsey Elizabeth Grayston Kim Hale Eric and Linda Hampshire Terry Hansen John and Denise Harja Jacqueline and Weston Harris Kelly Harris Pam Hashimoto Janelle Heck Michael Higgins Karen Hill Kathryn (Katie) Hoffman-Abby Stephanie Howell Sheryl and Robert Ivey Rex Jameson Evelyn Jimerson Amelia Jones Christine Jones and Muriel Schmid Tracy Karp and Jody Heximer Laura and Carol Kaim Safia and Lester Keller Jeanne L. and Grant S. Kesler Gene Klatt Carolyn Kipp Loren M. Kroenke Janet Landon Richard and Connie Larrabee Sylvia Lell Edward & Heidi Makowski Michael and Jane Mangelson Kyle Mantas Jessie Marker Bill and Jean Martin Harriet Mazer Karen McArthur and Bernard Grosser Kathleen McDermott Dudley McIlhenny James McNeel David and Johanna McKay Cash Meyerhoffer Janet Miller Bruce Miya Lisa Monsler Christine Moore Matthew Moore Janet Muse
Ray Nelson Gary & Lynda Oderda Virginia and Stanley Oleszek Terry Outzen Robert and Marilynn Paine Anne Elizabeth Palmer Nancy Parker John M. Parrish Barbara Pence and Harold Koch April and Michael Pheysey Chad and Carrie Rau Dick and Jean Raybould Polly Reynolds Christine Rice Kathleen Romig Maire Rosol Sandy and Wilf Rudert Robert Rudd and Pam Phillips Peggy J Saunders Joanne Sayre and Michele Backes Pamela Schroder Terrell Smith Len Smith Elizabeth Smith Russell Speirs Frank and Vickie Steffey Nancy Stevenson Sonny and Kathy Tangaro Herta Teitelbaum Mary Thirkill Steve Toner United Way of Salt Lake Roger Vanandel Tracy Vayo Elizabeth Weight Sally Ware Stephani Widmer Nicky and Alex Wight Ruth Wood Mary Ann Wright Betty Yanowitz
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Alice Shafer Morag Shepherd Maureen Shields Sarah Shippobotham Christl Simons Katherine Slack Sandy and Arthur Sleeper Gibbs and Catherine Smith Jordan Smith and Jennie Nicholls-Smith Krista Smith Colleen Sorensen Emilie Starr Paulette Stevens Susan Stevens Cassandra Stokes-Wylie Ann and Terry St. Peter Cori Sutherland Julie Swaner Catherine Taylor Steven Tietjen Kathleen Tschishow Marjorie Tucker Rex Underwood Cheryl P. Varoz Amy Ware Lynn Ware-Peek Tracy Watson Ruth Weisman Larry West Brian Weston Terilyn Whittenburg Larry Witkowski Gail Wix Jody Wong Gloria Wurst Sheila Yorkin
SPECIAL THANKS Roundy Family Marriott Center for Dance
Special Thanks from the Playwright, Kathleen Cahill THANK YOU TO THE EDGERTON FOUNDATION WHO MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR US TO HAVE EXTRA REHEARSAL TIME. IT CHANGED EVERYTHING. SPECIAL THANKS TO Maria Fruin at the VA for helping to put me in contact with Breeze Hannaford, Gina Painter and Alison Conway, leaders of the Military Sexual Trauma and LGBTQ Support groups at the Veterans Administration, Salt Lake City. To the members of the groups: you are the bravest people I have ever met. And to the veterans who gave me their time and allowed me to interview them. The documentary film I saw at Sundance called The Invisible War, started me down this path. Of the many books I read on the subject of trauma, PTSD and women in the military, Shade It Black by Jess Goodell, Honor Betrayed by Dr. Mic Hunter and Thank You For Your Service by David Finkel made the greatest impression. If life could only be like the Playwrights' Lab at the Salt Lake Acting Company, where I first worked on this play, there would be no more problems in the world. Thank you David Kranes, Shannon Musgrave, Tamilla Woodard, Cohen Ambrose, the wonderful actors, and a particular thank you to Topher Rasmussen who has worked on this play since he was a mere child. (Or possibly before.) Finally, thank you to our own Cynthia Fleming, who loves to say yes.
Salt Lake Acting Company 2016/2017 Cynthia Fleming
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Salt Lake Acting Company is elated to continue our partnership with ART ACCESS during the run of HARBUR GATE. Art Access is a community-focused organization that strives to demonstrate that the arts are a universal vehicle for drawing out our similarities, celebrating our differences, and ultimately connecting us to each other. Through its philosophy of inclusion, Art Access serves people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. Throughout generations, women have played an important role in our military as is represented by the women in Art Access’ Green Room exhibit. Each woman represented here has come to art in her own way and for her own reasons. We invite you to get to know a different side of these women veterans through their artistic voices. Featured artists: Colleen Reynolds (U.S. Navy Retiree), Irene Wallingford (U.S. Coast Guard), Christine Carling (U.S. Marines), Leslie Zimmerman (Active Dury-SGT U.S. Army Retired, Iraq Veteran), Maura Naughton (U.S. Army), Jennifer Netherton (Assistant First Sergeant, 388 MXS Hill Air Force Base), AnnMarie O’Malley (U.S. Air Force)
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Your presence at Salt Lake Acting Company is met with sincere gratitude. You make everything possible.
For tickets call the SLAC Box Office at 801-3637522 or visit us online at saltlakeactingcompany. org. Box office hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm, with extended hours during run of show.
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Discounts are available to groups of 10 or more. Call 801-363-7522 to discuss seating availability or Green Room reservations for your party. We’d love to take care of you and your friends.
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Late patrons will be seated by the House Manager during the first appropriate break.
The Upstairs Theatre is not wheelchair accessible, please call for further details. An ADA approved restroom is available in the lobby. The use of film, video or audio recording equipment in the theatre during a performance is expressly prohibited. Please turn off all cell phones.
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