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"If It's Good Enough for Costco"

Written by Olivia Custodio

Directed by Topher Rasmussen

 

The response for our first digital short, "Online" was overwhelmingly positive! Here is what some of you incredible SLAC supporters had to say:

"YES! I needed this."

- Jean Irwin

"You kids are needed more than you know."

- Ed Turner

"Thank you SLAC-a much needed pick me up!"

- A.H.

"Just what we all need! Bravo."

- Empire Casting

"Awesome, smiling from ear to ear!"

- Dennis Tingey

We're thrilled to continue to bring you some much-needed laughter and entertainment this fall.

Keep an eye on your inbox and/or subscribe to our YouTube channel, as we'll continue to roll out videos (a total of 10) over the coming months. And let us know what YOU think!

 

""...snaps with the peppery sass familiar in Custodio’s writing...worth watching more than once" - Les Roka, The Utah Review

 

Credits

"If It’s Good Enough for Costco"

Written by Olivia Custodio

Directed by Topher Rasmussen

God: Annette Wright

Jaxson: Eric Lee Brotherson

SLAC Digital Shorts Staff

Production Manager: Joshua Black

Video Editor & Technical Advisor: Nick Fleming

Costume Designer: Erika Ahlin

Props Designer: Justin Ivie

Literary Manager: Cassie Stokes-Wylie

Technical Advisor to Ms. Wright: Dan Larrinaga

Executive Producer: Cynthia Fleming

Salt Lake Acting Company Staff

Executive Artistic Director: Cynthia Fleming

Producing Director: Justin Ivie

Director of Development: Erika Ahlin

Director of Marketing & Communications: Joshua Black

Literary Manager: Cassie Stokes-Wylie

Director of Technology & Ticketing: Nick Fleming

Audience Relationship & Subscription Specialist: Adriana Lemke

Accountant & Human Resources: John Downing

Grants & Education Coordinator: Topher Rasmussen

Audience Relationship & Accessibility Coordinator: Natalie Keezer

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Friday, 18 September 2020 12:06

SLAC Digital Shorts #1: "Online"

"Online"

Lyrics by Justin Ivie

Directed by Cynthia Fleming & Adriana Lemke

Musical Direction by Michael Leavitt

 

 

Today, we're thrilled to officially kick off our autumn full of complimentary entertainment, as a "thank you" to the community who has so generously supported us!

Keep an eye on your inbox and/or subscribe to our YouTube channel, as we'll continue to roll out videos (a total of 10!) throughout the coming months!

 

"...Using Zoom technology, of course, the short emphasizes SLAC’s deep musical strengths, with lyrics by Justin Ivie and direction by Fleming and Adriana Lemke." - Les Roka, The Utah Review

 

Credits

Online

Lyrics by Justin Ivie

A musical parody of “Downtown” from LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS 

by Alan Menken & Howard Ashman

Directed by Cynthia Fleming & Adriana Lemke

Music Direction by Michael Leavitt

Arranged by Michael Leavitt

Sequenced & Mixed by Michael Leavitt

Woodwinds by Spencer Kellogg

Guitars by Nick Fleming

As Themselves: Daisy Ali All, Joseph Paul Branca, Eric Lee Brotherson, Kimi Brown, Justin Ivie, Dan Larrinaga, Makena Reynolds, Matthew Tripp, Mina Sadoon, Julie Silvestro Waite, Jae Weit, and Annette Wright

SLAC Digital Shorts Staff

Production Manager: Joshua Black

Video Editor & Technical Advisor: Nick Fleming

Choreographer: Adriana Lemke

Costume Designer: Erika Ahlin

Props Designer: Justin Ivie

Literary Manager: Cassie Stokes-Wylie

Technical Advisor to Ms. Wright: Dan Larrinaga

Executive Producer: Cynthia Fleming

Salt Lake Acting Company Staff

Executive Artistic Director: Cynthia Fleming

Producing Director: Justin Ivie

Director of Development: Erika Ahlin

Director of Marketing & Communications: Joshua Black

Literary Manager: Cassie Stokes-Wylie

Director of Technology & Ticketing: Nick Fleming

Audience Relationship & Subscription Specialist: Adriana Lemke

Accountant & Human Resources: John Downing

Grants & Education Coordinator: Topher Rasmussen

Audience Relationship & Accessibility Coordinator: Natalie Keezer

 

 

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In the absence of in-person programming on our stages (and pretty much everywhere else) this summer, SLAC is pleased to announce a call for entries for a new digital content series.

WE GOT THE LAUGHS will be a 10-part, weekly entertainment series released via SLAC’s blog and social channels. These comedic shorts (1 to 3 1/2 minutes in length) are intended to uplift, entertain, and most importantly, provide much needed laughter to our community. The best part? We're opening up script submissions* to the public.

Aside from a few guidelines, included below, anything goes! We're looking for your best song parodies, comedic how-to videos, social satire, or whatever your brain dreams up! We'll be utilizing a first-rate group of actor/singer/dancers to create these digital shorts, so write accordingly!

*Authors of the entries chosen to be fully produced by Salt Lake Acting Company will receive a stipend of $500.

 Guidelines

  • Content should uplift, inspire, and/or educate. Most importantly, it must MAKE US LAUGH!
  • Pop culture parodies, political satire, Utah-centric themes all encouraged.
  • Scripts should depict scenes between 1 to 3 1/2 minutes in length.
  • Bear in mind that the actors will not be in the same physical location. However, use your imagination--we'll make your story work!
  • Scenes can include between 1 to 12 actors. The SLAC team will take care of assigning roles from a cast of incredibly talented triple threats:

Cast Grid 1Cast Grid 2 

 

How to Enter

Email all questions, as well as finalized script submissions to SLAC's Literary Manager, Cassie Stokes-Wylie at . 

Submission Deadline

Friday, June 12th at 11:59 PM

Note: Given the nature of this project, submitting scripts before the deadline is strongly encouraged.

 

Good luck!

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During this unprecedented time, we would like to thank our resilient audiences for their continued support and patience as we join the rest of Utah in determining how to move forward over the coming months. In a pandemic-free world, the Saturday's Voyeur team would have gathered May 4th for its first rehearsal. Instead, we must announce that due to the State of Utah's current public health guidelines pertaining to social distancing, Saturday's Voyeur will not be produced this summer. We stand by all efforts that support continued public health in our community.

Now, some good news. We're spending this summer preparing the theatre for a safe and healthy return in the fall. This includes the announcement of a new in-lobby elevator, which will make our Upstairs Theatre fully wheelchair accessible! It's being funded in part by the newly-created Amberlee Accessibility Fund. Read more about about the memory and legacy of one of SLAC's most treasured patrons here.

Current Voyeur ticket holders will be contacted directly by SLAC staff over the coming weeks to discuss ticketing options. They include:

  • A refund to the credit/debit card of your choice. Please note that we do not keep cards on file.
  • A gift certificate for future tickets/season subscriptions
  • Or, you can choose to make a donation to aforementioned Amberlee Accessibility Fund.

Those ticket holders who wish to convert their tickets into a gift certificate or donation can also do so now by clicking the button below. Patrons who are overseeing previously-purchased sets of group tickets can contact SLAC's Group Sales Coordinator, Natalie Keezer, at 801-363-7522 or .

Voyeur Ticket Button

We wish each of you a healthy summer and look forward to sharing more information about our upcoming 50th season within the next few months. It will certainly be a landmark season in every way. In the meantime, be on the lookout for some lighthearted digital content from SLAC over the summer (more on that to come...) and please continue to share your COVID-19 stories with us.

See you this fall.

SLAC StaffThe Staff of Salt Lake Acting Company

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A project from Salt Lake Acting Company seeking to document human experience during a global pandemic. 

What is occurring now across the globe is unprecedented--at least during the lives of most people currently on the planet. COVID-19 has forever changed the lives of billions of humans, and while we're all (hopefully) practicing physical distance, we're all going through a shared experience.

For nearly 50 years, Salt Lake Acting Company has weathered world events, remaining a beacon to so many in Utah as a source of connection to others and to the oldest art form in the world: storytelling. We confidently forge into the current unknown with a resilient spirit. We will once again open our doors when the time is right. And we will all be changed from this experience.

While the attention is usually on playwrights, creatives, and performers on our stages, we'd like to shine the spotlight on YOUR stories. Stories of the extremes you're living through, of acts of kindness, and resilience of the human spirit. We hope that when the time is right, through an an artistic outlet yet-to-be-determined, that these experiences can provide hope and help us fully understand what we've all survived. TOGETHER.

Here is one such inspiring example:

Our landlord knows we work in the arts and very generously offered to give us a break on rent for April. Because we’re fortunate enough to remain employed when so many artists are struggling, we thanked him for his kindness and declined the offer, but suggested he could donate the money to Utah Food Bank or another charity of his choice if he was so inclined.  With all that’s been going on, we forgot about the conversation until about a week later when we received a donation email receipt from the Food Bank.  We are so grateful for people like our sweet landlord who practice unexpected acts of goodwill in uncertain times. - Cassie

Stories
Thank you in advance for anything you feel compelled to share with us. We promise to treasure it and to notify you prior to your story being shared with anyone else.

If you wish to send to a SLAC representative directly, please email Executive Artistic Director Cynthia Fleming at .

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