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Welcome Welcome to our 17/18 season which promises to be one of SLAC’s finest. Salt Lake Acting Company celebrates its 47th year with stories that come in exciting and eclectic forms. This beautiful mix of smart comedies, a thoughtful drama, a riveting musical, and a magical children’s play exemplifies our efforts to achieve greater diversity, equity and inclusion. These incredible plays are our gift to you, our audience, who is at the heart of everything we do. You inspire us to stretch ourselves artistically. This season, you will see things on our stage that you’ve never seen before! Beyond producing plays, SLAC vows to be a resource to our community, as demonstrated through our numerous partnerships with local nonprofit organizations, our mentoring arts education programs, and our intrepid work in new play development. Through these efforts, Salt Lake Acting Company’s impact is felt locally and nationally. To ensure the best SLAC experience, our staff goes above and beyond to assist our record-breaking number of subscribers and any who enter our theatre. We recognize and honor your commitment to our work, both onstage and off. Thank you for being here! Sincerely, Cynthia Fleming, Executive Artistic Director
National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere
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Chisa Hutchinson Director
Alicia M. Washington Set Design
Production Stage Manager
SEPTEMBER 6 â€“ OCTOBER 15, 2017 University Professional Theatre Program
Assistant Set Design
Assistant Sound Design
*Member of Actor's Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. **The sound designer of SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY is represented by United Scenic Artists Local USA 829 of the IATSE
Surely Goodness and Mercy is produced by Salt Lake Acting Company as part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. Other partnering theaters are Writers Theatre of New Jersey (Madison, NJ) and Redtwist Theatre (Chicago, IL). For more information, please visit www.nnpn.org
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 McCarthey Family Foundation Jarvis & Constance Doctorow Family Foundation Larry H. and Gail Miller Family Foundation Anonymous S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney Foundation 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
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Cast of Characters ALNEESA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michelle Love-Day* BERNADETTE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yolanda Wood Stange* DEJA (cast A).. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kiara Riddle DEJA (cast B). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jenna Newbold TINO (cast A). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Devin Losser TINO (cast B). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clinton Bradt JANITOR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathryn Mungin TEACHER (voice over). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sammee Lydia James PREACHER (voice over). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . James Jamison PRINCIPAL (voice over). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bijan J. Hosseini * 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 Chisa Hutchinson Erika: Welcome to the room! To start, let’s talk about your life as a playwright and where SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY came from. Chisa: My life as a playwright… Well, I think I’m on play number fifteen now. All but two of them have been produced, and a couple of them are published, and let’s see… what else? Playwrights are so bad at talking about ourselves! SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY was a commission. It was a partnership between the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and The Writer’s Theatre of New Jersey, and the only thing they told me was, “You just have to write a play that is relevant to New Jersey in some way.” And I’m like, “Oh, alright, cool! I got that!” And I’d been wanting to write something that serves as sort of an antidote to this very sort of familiar narrative of, “You have the poor black people, right?” And then, there are these well-meaning rich white people who sort of swoop in and solve all their problems. And I kept thinking, “Yeah, that happens… but you know, poor black people are pretty resourceful.” You kind of have to be to survivor, right? And there’s a lot of generosity within the community. I grew up poor and black and I was taken in by a woman who never had much in her wallet, always had to work at least two jobs, usually three. She was constantly taking in other people’s kids – like the way other people take in stray cats – and I just really wanted to honor people like that, who are working hard for other people, or who are trying to be pillars in their community. So that’s what SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY is about. It takes place in Newark, New Jersey, which is where I grew up. And Newark is, you know… I think people hear Newark and maybe they’ve heard of Cory Booker, because he’s kind of a rock star, I guess. But otherwise it’s in the news because it’s the car theft capital of the world. But Newark is kind
of on the up-and-up. There’s a huge arts community there, especially with NJPAC, and there are people who are very into politics and have really strong opinions, very involved in the community, and fostering good relations with the police, and the citizens of Newark. So, it’s ripe for the picking, as far as material I think. These characters are just folks you would find in the community. E: The script offers so much. It’s very hopeful and full of generosity. Its message is one that I think we all need to be reminded of, especially now. C: Because it’s scary right now! I feel like in the current political climate, it’s so easy to succumb to the toxicity and to shut yourself off to other people, and to be “every man for himself.” But if you can remain open in this climate and stay plugged into communities and stay attached and keep caring about other people, it counteracts this negative energy that’s been bubbling up and it is really important right now to encourage that wherever we can. To inspire people to freaking be nice to each other! Just be nicer to each other, because we’re all we’ve got. Why not try to make life more pleasant for each other? E: You’ve talked about being surprised that SLAC was producing SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY. “In Utah?” And it is so interesting, as you probably know now, we’re pretty white here. I am excited for our audiences to hear this story, from this perspective. What type of impact do you hope the play has on our community, here in Salt Lake? C: I’m still kind of surprised that there are black people in Utah! This is exciting! It’s very easy to rely on stereotypes when you don’t encounter a particular population, or you have very limited exposure to a certain type of people. It’s very easy to dismiss them, or to generalize in a way that is kind of
dangerous. Because you may miss out on whatever it is those folks have to offer. Where I come from, diversity is a good thing. It’s a strength when you have people who think differently, or have experienced life differently, and they bring in that experience that you don’t have – it’s generally an asset. And I’m hoping that maybe people who haven’t had much contact with working class black people will hear, “Hey look, we’re not all hard, we’re not all criminals, we’re not trying to steal from you, we’re not lazy. We can be very generous, we can be helpful, we can be hard working, it’s just a matter of circumstance that those qualities are not visible and appreciated.” I’m hoping that at least by encountering the characters in this play some of the folks that may not have exposure to the population that I’m trying to highlight here will reconsider opinions like, “those people are just lazy.” E: Were you religious growing up? C: Yeah, I grew up going to a Pentecostal church with my mom. And Pentecostal church is, on the surface, super fun. You go, there’s music, there’s dancing, and there’s shouting. There’s little old ladies running up and down aisles losing their wigs and their hats. There’s a lot of spectacle and there’s really no denying it, that there are spirits that move through a Pentecostal space. It’s palpable. It’s the policies and the practices that started chafing me. I had a reverend who was preaching “It’s Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve.” And then they wouldn’t let women preach, we couldn’t wear pants. I just felt constricted, and judged, and the older I got, I felt at odds with my religion. So I stopped going to church. And it didn’t really dawn on me that religion was something that could be positive reinforcement until I started
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teaching at a Quaker boarding school. I was fresh out of college and my first job was teaching English at this Quaker boarding school in Westchester, Pennsylvania. And they had meeting for worship, and there’s no reverend, there’s no real hierarchy – they had elders, but it’s really by virtue of them having been there the longest. So you go and you sit, and everyone’s quiet. It takes place mostly in silence. And every now and then, someone feels moved to stand up and speak or share some kind of experience that they feel might be useful to someone else. So that’s been my experience with religion, of growing up Pentecostal- sort of rejecting that because it made me feel really icky inside, and rediscovering that religion is actually a useful tool for a lot of people. I wanted to rewrite my own history with religion by creating this fictional preacher who’s more about being constructive and being positive, and being a beacon. That’s the church I needed. E: A follow up question to that, obviously the title is from scripture. [Psalm 23] Do you have a favorite? C: That is my favorite. It’s just one of the one’s that’s stuck with me. My husband grew up Catholic, and occasionally, out of guilt we’ll go to church on Easter Sunday, or a funeral, and that particular verse will be read, and every time I hear it, it just lights something in my soul. It’s like fuel. It makes you want to keep going. It makes you think, “Whatever shit I’m going through, whatever’s happing in my life right now, I can get through it. Because surely, goodness and mercy is somewhere out there for the finding, for the getting.” Cynthia: Thank you Chisa for your beautiful play.
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by Steve Yockey Developed in SLAC’s New Play Sounding Series October 11 – November 12, 2017 Director: Shannon Musgrave Sunlight through the kitchen window… everything looks so lovely. So normal. Just fine. Everything is just fine. Except that people are disappearing, there’s blood–oceans of blood, bears in the backyard and Mercury is in retrograde. A horror comedy of outrageous proportions.
by Taylor Mac February 7 – March 11, 2018 Director: Laley Lippard Chaos reigns in this gender bending comedy about the most dysfunctional family in America. A dishonorably discharged vet returns home to a mother liberated from an oppressive marriage, a sister on “mones” in the process of transitioning genders, and a father asleep in a clown costume. And nobody is doing the dishes anymore.
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music by Jeanine Tesori, book & lyrics by Lisa Kron based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel April 4 – May 13, 2018 Director: Jason Bowcutt Musical Director: David Evanoff Choreographer: Penelope Caywood This Tony Award-winning musical, set in three stages of a woman’s life, tells a universal detective story about a child’s search to discover what is really going on with her parents as they hold up the perfect family façade. Heart-gripping songs about sexual awakening, repressed emotions, deep secrets, yearning, resentment, love. Home.
by Allen Nevins and Nancy Borgenicht June 27 – September 2, 2018 Director/Choreographer: Cynthia Fleming Celebrate VOYEUR’s 40th birthday! 40 years of satirizing the bizarre realities of this place we lovingly call home. SLAC is the only theatre company in the nation that has a play written for us, about us, every year. Pack your picnic and join the party!
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WHO’S WHO MICHELLE LOVE DAY* (Alneesa) has
been a resident of Utah for 12 years. She is excited to return to the stage after a three- year break. Her recent appearance as a “Church Lady” in Plan B’s THE COLOR PURPLE was a memorable play. Her agency, TMG, keeps her acting spirit alive by casting her for commercials, modeling, and print material. Michelle has performed in theaters across the Salt Lake Valley , such as Hale Center Theater, Rogers Memorial Theater, The Grand Theater, Plan B, and People Productions. She has performed in productions of AIDA, KISS ME KATE, BYE BYE BIRDIE, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, CROWNS, THE TALENTED TENTH, FOR COLORED GIRLS, and worked as a Production Assistant in Hale Theater’s THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE. Her favorite re-occurring role for the last 4 years, is the Lily Pad Princess, AKA, Princess Tiana with the company Magical Celebrations Utah. During the day, Michelle is working as Associate Director of Educational Equity and believes “education is the most powerful tool which you can use to change the world” (Nelson Mandela). She wants to thank her husband, 5 kids, and amazing friends for their support, encouragement, and love as she “reclaims her time.”
Anderson, Octavia Spencer and many more. In her own words, “I could not be more excited to work on the SLAC stage again! To finally work with Alicia Washington and again with Dee-Dee Darby-Duffin is like a dream come true! Thank you SLAC!” Yolanda is a proud member of Actor’s Equity (AEA) and the Screen Actors Guild (SAG).
KIARA RIDDLE (Deja
Cast A) is thrilled to be performing at Salt lake Acting Company. Previous performances include: SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS at Utah Children’s Theatre as Snow White; LION KING at Eagle Bay Elementary as Mufasa; SEUSSICAL at Utah Children’s Theatre as one the creatures; CATCH THE WIND at Canyon Creek Elementary as a villager. Kiara has a passion for Soccer and she has been playing on a competitive level for the last 5 years. She loves to play the piano and viola.
(Deja Cast B) is delighted to be making her debut with Salt Lake Acting Company. For the past few years Jenna has enjoyed playing the role of Princess Tiana during the annual Fairy Tale Festival with Centerpoint Legacy She is currently a Senior at Roy YOLANDA WOOD Theatre. High School and is planning to obtain a STANGE* (Bernadette) degree in elementary education. For the is a Real Estate Agent past 8 years Jenna has been a student at and investor by day Aranda’s Karate Studio and is well on her and an actress and way to her goal of earning a Black Belt producer by night. A in Tae Kwon Do. Jenna enjoys working fixture in Utah’s film with the Larson family where she is a and television scene she has guest nanny to their two beautiful children. She starred in over 30 films. She has worked would like to share her gratitude to her alongside Zac Efron, Diane Keaton, mentor and friend, Mickie Larson. She Danny Glover, John Hawkes, Anthony
WHO’S WHO also gives a big thanks to her parents for encouraging her to try something out of her comfort zone.
DEVIN LOSSER (Tino
Cast A) is excited to be performing in his first production with Salt Lake Acting Company. This marks his first time acting in front of a live audience and is very excited about the production. He has been acting and modeling since he was 4 years old. He has done many commercials here locally, and several print ads. He is a student at Herriman Jr High. In his free time, he loves to draw, play the piano, and is on his local swim team.
(Tino Cast B) is ecstatic to be making his Salt Lake Acting Company debut in SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY. His latest performances include playing Cornelius in HELLO, DOLLY! (Intermountain Christian School), Prince Christopher in CINDERELLA (Intermountain Christian School), and singing and dancing for the chorus of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (Steamboat Springs High School). Clinton is originally from Uganda. He enjoys dancing, singing, playing soccer, and spending time with his family. He loves school, especially Speech and Debate, and English class. Clinton would like to thank Salt Lake Acting Company for this wonderful opportunity and his family for supporting him.
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SAMMEE LYDIA JAMES (Teacher)
recently moved to SLC from NYC where she stage managed various new work for Red Fern Theatre Company. She graduated with a Bachelors in Theatre at Idaho State University appearing in RENT, INTO THE WOODS and YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU. She is excited for this to be her first production at SLAC.
(Preacher) is very grateful to Alicia Washington for his first project with Salt Lake Acting Company. He has performed on numerous church plays and in his only full length play, FENCES at Alicia’s Good Company Theater, playing the part of Troy Maxson. James has been seen in television shows including Touched by an Angel, Promised Land, Everwood, and Cover Me and in tv movies, Minutemen, Everything You Want, Together Again For The First Time, and several others.
BIJAN J. HOSSEINI
(Principal) would like to thank Alicia, the cast and crew, as well as Cynthia and the rest of the production team at SLAC for having him back. He was last seen here in THE EXIT INTERVIEW. Bijan has also worked at Sting & Honey, Plan-B, PYGmalion, Pioneer, and Salt City Radio Players, among many others. Bijan has a Bachelors in Mass Communication, a 2nd degree blackbelt in Muso-Kai under Grandmaster Shihan Arakaki, and makes a living as an LMT at the Yugen Wellness Center. Bijan is represented by TMG.
COMING NEXT Mercury WHO’S WHO Co-World Premiere with Stray Cat Theatre, developed in SLAC’s New Play Sounding Series October 11 – November 12, 2017 Director: Shannon Musgrave Sunlight though the kitchen window… everything looks so lovely. So normal. Just fine. Everything is just fine. Except that people are disappearing, there’s blood, oceans of blood, bears in the back yard and Mercury is in retrograde. A horror comedy of outrageous proportions.
OCT 11 – NOV 17 2017
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WHO’S WHO CHISA HUTCHINSON (Playwright)
Chisa Hutchinson's socially probing plays, which include SHE LIKE GIRLS, SEX ON SUNDAY, THE SUBJECT, DEAD & BREATHING, and SOMEBODY’S DAUGHTER among others, have been presented by such venues as City Parks' Summerstage, the Lark, the National Black Theater, the Contemporary American Theater Festival, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and Atlantic Theater Company. She's won a GLAAD Award, the John Golden Award for Excellence in Playwriting, a Lilly Award, a New York Innovative Theatre Award, the Paul Green Award, a Helen Merrill Award, the Lanford Wilson Award, and has been a finalist for the highly coveted PoNY Fellowship. She’s also been a Lark Fellow, a Dramatists Guild Fellow, a resident at the William Inge Center for the Arts a New York NeoFuturist, a staff writer for the Blue Man Group, a Humanitas Fellow, and most recently, Resident Playwright at Second Stage Theater. In addition to venturing into screenwriting, Chisa is currently a proud fourth-year year member of New Dramatists and a Creative Writing Professor at the University of Delaware. (B.A. Vassar College; M.F.A NYU Tisch School of the Arts)
ALICIA M. WASHINGTON (Director)
is ecstatic to be making her directorial debut at SLAC. She is beyond blessed to be surrounded by a community that embraces the arts. Alicia along with her sister, Camille, opened Good Company Theatre in 2012. GCT is now in its fifth year of operation, bringing live theatre to Downtown Ogden. She received a Musical Theatre Degree from Weber State University, along with training from SITI Company and The Second City. Previous credits include: FENCES (Good Company Theatre), APPROPRIATE (Good Company Theatre), and THE MOUNTAINTOP (Good Company Theatre). Alicia is humbled to have the
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most supportive friends and family who continually encourage her to pursue her dreams. “From Aunt Eller to the Piazza”- My Mom
(Assistant Director) Actor, singer writer, producer Dee- Dee was last seen at SLAC’s reading of LAURA AND THE SEA. Other SLAC performances include The Overwhelming and Saturday’s Voyeur. Dee-Dee recently shared the stage with her equally talented daughter in the University of Utah production of ECLIPSED, which became the first play with an all-black and female creative cast and team to premiere on Broadway. This is Dee-Dee’s first Equity Theater Assistant Directing gig and she couldn’t be more thrilled. Past stage credits include Utah Rep Theater- [TITLE OF SHOW] and Doubt. Plan B- MAMA 2015 Best of Utah Arts award, NOTHING PERSONAL, THE THIRD CROSSING winner of the 2012 Arty Award for Best Local Production, Slam 2012. Grand Theater- MESSIAH, CROWNS, 1940'S RADIO HOUR, YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU. Pygmalion Theater Company’s WOMEN OF LOCKERBIE, LADY DAY AT EMERSON BAR AND GRILL, WELL. Good Company TheatreHOLIDAY TIME WITH THE ODETTE’S, FENCES, VAGINA MONOLOGUES. People Production- FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE COMMITTED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF, THE EXONERATED. Salt Lake Acting Company THE OVERWHELMING, SATURDAYS VOYEUR. CenterPoint Theater HAIRSPRAY, CIVIL WAR, ANNIE, BIG RIVER. TSEPHANGE part of the Sundance Lab Workshop. Local directing credits include A SEA INSIDE OF ME, THE LIFE OF JASON SMITH and lots of theater coaching to elementary school children. Action Cures Fear is her mantra for 2017.
WHO’S WHO THOMAS GEORGE (Set Design) is
a scenic designer and artist based in Salt Lake City. He currently teaches set design at the University of Utah and works on productions locally and around the world. He holds an MFA from UC San Diego and a BFA from the University of Utah. Recent local credits include DIARY OF A WORM, A SPIDER, AND A FLY, CLIMBING WITH TIGERS and STUPID F*CKING BIRD at Salt Lake Acting Company, VIRTUE, Based on a True Story and KINGDOM OF HEAVEN at Plan-B Theatre Company, SILENT SKY, MARY AND MYRA, SELMA ’65 and MOCKINGBIRD for Pygmalion Theatre Company, DOGFIGHT at The University of Utah, and HØÜSES and POOR BASTARD for UK based Riot Act Theatre.
WILLIAM PETERSON (Lighting
Design) is a freelance lighting designer of theatre and dance and the resident lighting designer at Good Company Theatre in Ogden. SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY marks his lighting design debut at SLAC, having been the Assistant Lighvrent Master Electrician at SLAC, and Assistant Master Electrician at Pioneer Theatre Company, as well as the Production Stage Manager for California State University Summer Arts. He has assisted designers in New York City at 59E59 Theatres and the New Ohio Theatre, and in 2016, received the National Barbizon Award for Excellence in Lighting Design from the Kennedy Center for his work on Weber State University’s 9 CIRCLES. Past design credits include IN THE HEIGHTS, THE MOUNTAINTOP, THE NETHER, PIRATED, 35MM, DAMN YANKEES, SHE LOVES ME, GIRL OF GLASS, and BRINE: INTERSECTIONS. He enjoys trail-running, traveling, and working in the arts in all its forms. (www.william-peterson.com)
JESSICA GREENBERG (Sound
Design) work as a lighting and sound designer has taken her to many venues around the country, with diverse projects in theatre, dance, and opera. New York designs include productions with La Mama Experimental Theatre Club, The Adjusted Realists, New Opera NYC, 59E59, Red Fern Theatre, Castillo Theatre, Two Headed Calf, and Epic Theatre Ensemble Education Programs. Locally, she frequently works with SB Dance Company as well as SLAC. Last year, she was honored with the Design Arts Utah Juror’s Award. Jessica serves as Assistant Professor of Theatre Design at Weber State University in Ogden, UT, and is a member of USA 829. www.jessicagreenberg.com
KATIE ROGEL (Costume Design)
graduated from Weber State University in 2017 with a BA in Theatre Arts. She is pursuing a career as a costume technician and historian and loves to design. She is currently working for Pioneer Theatre Company as a full time stitcher. This is her second show with SLAC and her first design.
ADRIANNE MOORE (Dialect Coach)
has served as dialect coach on many previous SLAC productions including HAND TO GOD, STREETLIGHT WOODPECKER, TRIBES, GOOD PEOPLE, VENUS IN FUR, BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON, RED, ANGELS IN AMERICA, CHARM, THE CARETAKER, SKIN IN FLAMES, I AM MY OWN WIFE, POLISH JOKE, and MEMORY OF WATER. Directing credits for SLAC include RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN, 4,000 MILES, HOW TO MAKE A ROPE SWING, CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION and HOLD PLEASE. Adrianne has also coached dialects for the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Pioneer Theatre Company (most recently CHARLES III), Utah Contemporary Theatre, The Egyptian Theatre Company,
WHO’S WHO Pygmalion Theatre, Old Lyric Repertory Company, and Tuacahn Center for the Performing Arts. Film includes THE REDEMPTION OF SARAH CAIN and the AMC pilot GALYNTINE. Adrianne is a member of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association.
ADRIANA LEMKE (Fight Director)
is excited to be involved with her first show with Salt Lake Acting Company as fight director. She is certified through Dueling Arts International and The Society of American Fight Directors. Adriana is grateful for the opportunity she had to be assistant fight director to Chris DuVal in Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2015 season and Pioneer Theatre Company’s The Count of Monte Cristo. As fight director, Adriana has worked on several shows including TWELFTH NIGHT with Salt Lake Shakespeare, HAMLET with nextStage Theatre at Sun Valley Shakespeare Festival, PICNIC with The Grand Theatre, and HAMLET: ALL FEMALE with The University of Utah and Flying Bobcat. Many thanks to Marc, Abbie, and the SLAC family for their love and support!
JENNIE SANT* (Stage Manager) is
excited to be back at SLAC. Previous shows at SLAC include HARBUR GATE, BULLSHARK ATTACK, STUPID FUCKING BIRD, TWO STORIES, BLACKBERRY WINTER, I’LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS, VENUS IN FUR, MANNING UP, PERSIAN QUARTER and, ANGELES IN AMERICA I & II. Other credits include, COPA Theatre, ANNIE, Pioneer Theatre Company, NEXT TO NORMAL, LES MISERABLES, THE PRODUCERS, PAINT YOUR WAGON, DOUBT, A MIDSUMMER NIHTS DREAM, THE FOREIGNER and VERTICAL HOUR. She has also worked for Salt Lake Shakes and Utah Contemporary theatre.
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WHO’S WHO MEGAN BRANSON (Assistant Set
Design) is a recent U of U graduate with a BFA in Performing Arts Design (Scenic Design Emphasis). Her previous design credits include THE SCHOOL FOR LIES (Studio 115), THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (Babcock Theatre), and TARZAN (Murray Arts Council). She currently works as a scenic artist for Salt Lake Acting Company.
KYLE LAWRENCE (Assistant Sound Design) is a recent graduate in Musical Theatre from Weber State University. Since graduating, he has designed costumes for FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Riverton Arts Council), played in the band for PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, and is the assistant director/music director for NEXT TO NORMAL (Ziegfeld Theater). He is thrilled to be working with SLAC for the first time in this beautiful play, and to be continuing to learn from and work with his professor Jess beyond his time at school.
CYNTHIA FLEMING (Executive
Artistic Director/Choreographer) has been in the world of dance and theatre professionally for over 40 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 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 Co-
Executive 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 20 years and directed/ choreographed this musical for 7 years. Most recently, Cynthia was one of the directors for the MFA Playwrights' Workshop at the Kennedy Center, and is currently a visiting professor for the Musical Theatre Program at the University of Utah. 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 47th season in flight, 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 development, production, and continued life of new plays).
WHO’S WHO 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
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NATIONAL NEW PLAY NETWORK (NNPN)
– is the country’s alliance of non-profit 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;
WHO’S WHO 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 *Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
AMERIKIN a play by Chisa Hutchinson
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FREE READING Monday, September 25 @ 7pm A man takes an ancestry test as a part of his initiation into a white supremacist group and gets an unsettling surprise. Directed by Adrianne Moore
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University Professional Theatre Program SLAC is delighted to partner with local universities to heighten theatre studentsâ€™
educational experience by taking them out of the classroom and hiring them at a professional theatre. During SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY, we would like to welcome Megan Branson and Kyle Lawrence as a part of the University Professional Theatre Program. "The UPTP will help me in my career by allowing me to have exposure to how a professional theatre company is run, helping to build my resume and my skill set, and providing me with new contacts in the Utah theatre community, all of which will be very valuable experience towards pursuing a career in theatre." Megan Branson | Assistant Set Design | University of Utah
Thomas George and Megan Branson
"I hope to further my understanding of sound design, and the mixing and tweaking that happens to then specifically assist my future endeavours to be a music director." Kyle Lawrence | Assistant Sound Design | Weber State University
Jessica Greenberg and Kyle Lawrence
Sponsors: Anderson & Karrenberg, Maschoff Brennan, Terence K. Stephens
Charitable Fund, John & Marcia Price Family Foundation, B.W. Bastian Foundation
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GREEN ROOM GALLERY Our Green Room Gallery is a collective endeavor between community and artists. This space allows us to offer a variety of diverse visual perspectives from local artists based on inspiration found from themes raised onstage. In keeping with SLAC’s mission to nurture our local, creative community, we celebrate these reinforcements born between the visual and performing arts. All sales go directly to the exhibiting artist. Throughout the run of SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY we are pleased to present Eva Jackson and Leslie D. Pippen brave and contemporary artwork. Eve Jackson is a multifaceted visual artist with a diverse background in textile and fashion design. She uses attention to detail combined with intuitive expression and influence from a variety of cultures to create layers of visual and spiritual stimulation. Through mixed media, stories, dreams and messages are conveyed and impressed on the conscious and subconscious, inspiring introspection and fresh perspectives. Leslie D. Pippen is originally from Texas, but has claimed Salt Lake City, for over a decade, as his new home. Leslie's current medium and process described by the artist himself, “Over the last few years I’ve been experimenting with plastics, silicone and plasters. Plastic is the material of modern mechanical reproduction and the legacy of human distancing from nature. It is quite possibly the residue of a creature that has outgrown it’s incubator and exhausted the yolk. I’m interested in that duality and I plan on continuing my investigation into it!” Pippens work challenges the notions of western art identification, production and perspective. The artist brings into question tribal practices and the traditional western separation and isolation of the artwork from everyday life. Divine Mystery
Throughout the run of SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY we are pleased to present work by long time SLAC subscriber Phil Martineau. All proceeds from his artwork go directly to supporting SLAC and all that we do! Phil Martineau is an artist with a love of color. He is fascinated with how color, contrast and geometry combine to define form and motion. A mechanical engineer by training, art has provided him with a way of creatively connecting the natural world with his technological world. In his fused glass work, he creates vibrant assemblies of color and shapes to represent natural, abstract and human-made images. In this collection, Phil draws on his experiences and memories to visualize images that can be represented by glass. These glass images are designed to evoke emotions and impressions of the world around us. He hopes his work provides connections between the observer and their experiences with the world.
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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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SQUATTERS PUB BREWERY 147 West Broadway SLC. Join us before and after the show for eclectic daily specials and traditional pub favorites such as bacon topped meatloaf, pizzas and a delicious array of burgers, all paired with our world-class beer and welcoming atmosphere. L, S, AT ,LL, D, CC, VS 801-363-2739 MARTINE 22 East 100 South. Exceptional ambience, located in a historic brownstone. Martine offers Salt Lake City a sophisticated dining experience kept simple. Conveniently located on First South around the corner from the Eccles Theater. Extensive bar and wine service. martinecafe.com L, D, T, LL, RA, CC, VS. 801-363-9328
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B-Breakfast L-Lunch D-Dinner S-Open Sunday DL-Delivery T-Take Out C-Children’s Menu SR-Senior Menu AT-After-Theatre LL-Liquor Licensee RR-Reservations Required RA-Reservations Accepted CC-Credit Cards Accepted VS-Vegetarian Selections
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