The David Ross Fetzer Foundation for Emerging Artists Grant

For four years, Salt Lake Acting Company has been proud to partner with The David Ross Fetzer Foundation for Emerging Artists to offer a playwright 35 years of age or younger a grant for a week-long rehearsal and development process of a new work, culminating in a public staged reading.


Read about the past grantees below.



FORM OF A GIRL UNKNOWN by Charly Evon Simpson

Director - Shannon Musgrave
Dramaturg - Martine Kei Green-Rogers
Actors - Latoya Cameron, Dee-Dee Darby-Duffin, Susanna Florence, Tristan Johnson, Nicki Nixon, Erika Ovuoba
Stage Manager - Kallie Erickson
Design Consultant - Spencer Potter

2018 Finalists: MOTHER’S SON by Dominic Finocchiaro, WATCH ME JUMP by Jeremy Gable, BLACK CREEK RISIN’ by LaDarrion Williams



LAND OF NO MERCY by Rae Binstock

Director - Jamie Rocha Allan
Dramaturg - Sydney Cheek-O'Donnell
Actors - Flo Bravo, Gordon Dunn, Louis Hillegass IV, Natalie Keezer, Ali Kinkade, Heidi Mendez, Ashley Ramos, Ryon Sharette
Stage Manager - Ash Crystal
Design Consultant - Cara Pomeroy
Language Consultant - Peihui Wu

2017 Finalists: KINGS OF AMERICA by Sean Patrick Nill and THE ROOM WHERE I WAS HELD by David Zax



SYNCHRONICITY by Brynne Frauenhoffer

Director - Jason Bowcutt
Dramaturg - Kathleen Cahill
Actors - Eric Cadora, Erica Carvalho, Greg Carver, Holly Fowers, Darby Mest, Kali Scott, Christy Summerhays
Stage Manager - William Richardson
Special Effects Makeup - Kelly Donahue

2016 Finalists: CHILL by Eleanor Burgess, SINNER-MAN by Liz Maestri, and PASSING TIME IN ANIMAL TOWN by Ryan Oliveira



THE FERMI PARADOX by Katherine Vondy

Director - Chase Ramsey
Choreographer - Cynthia Fleming
Dramaturg - Megan Noyce Attermann
Actors - Carleton Bluford, Ariana Farber, Brighton Hertford, Jaten Lee McGriff, Jay Perry, Topher Rasmussen, Sarah Danielle Young
Stage Manager - Martin C. Alcocer
Projection Design - Conor Long
Sound Design - Shea Madson



For more information about this grant, contact Cassie Stokes-Wylie, Literary Manager: 801-363-7522 or