Salt Lake Acting Company

Who’s Who



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Reanne Acasio*

Reanne Acasio*



Alice



REANNE ACASIO* (Alice) is grateful to be making her Salt Lake Acting Company debut in ALABASTER. Her most recent credits include DR. SEUSS’S HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS and the world premiere of CLINT BLACK’S LOOKING FOR CHRISTMAS (The Old Globe), THE WHEEL WOMAN (Orlando Shakes), ALLEGORY (La Jolla Playhouse), and LITTLE WOMEN (The Barn Stage Company). Her other regional theatre credits include San Diego Repertory Theatre, OnStage Playhouse, San Diego Musical Theatre, and Asian Story Theater. Acasio is an actor, singer, and voiceover artist who is passionate about inclusivity, diversity, anti-racism, and mental health. She received her B.S. in Psychology from UC San Diego and currently works with the Arts Engagement Department at The Old Globe.

Catherine Doherty*

Catherine Doherty*



Bib



CATHERINE DOHERTY* (Bib) is thrilled to be joining the company of ALABASTER at SLAC. Currently, Catherine is the Head of the Performance Concentration in the Theatre Arts Department at SUNY New Paltz. Representative acting credits Regional: Margie, GOOD PEOPLE, Lady Bracknell, THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, Nurse, ROMEO & JULIET, Rose, DANCING AT LUGHNASA, Wicked Witch of the West, THE WIZARD OF OZ at Northern Stage. Stock: Mrs. Boyle, THE MOUSETRAP (St. Michael’s Playhouse), Mrs. Brill, MARY POPPINS (Potsdam Music Theatre), Judith, HAYFEVER, Charlotte, THE REAL THING (Highlands Playhouse). Proud member of both Actor’s Equity Association and Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. Profound thanks to the wonderful people at SLAC and to Martine Green-Rogers.

Charlotte Munson*

Charlotte Munson*



June



CHARLOTTE MUNSON* (June) couldn’t be happier to join this stellar team, working on such a beautiful play! NYC: DISENCHANTED (original cast), HEDGE FUN (Producer’s Club), ALL KINDS OF PEOPLE (Inside Broadway), and she wrote, directed, produced and starred in her play DARK MATTER at the Arthur Seelen Theatre in the famed Drama Bookshop. Regional: Lina in THE LAST WIDE OPEN by Audrey Cefaly (VT Stage), Pamela / Annabella / Margaret in THE 39 STEPS, Carol Wyman in LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR, Lady of the Lake in SPAMALOT (Saint Michael’s Playhouse), Jane in WHITE (Coachella Valley Repertory), Violet in VIOLET, Nellie Forbush in SOUTH PACIFIC, Pennywise in URINETOWN, Natasha in THREE SISTERS, Paquette in CANDIDE (Clarence Brown Theatre), Christine in DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS (New London Barn Playhouse), Sophie in MASTER CLASS (Musical Theatre CT) and Elvira in BLITHE SPIRIT (Cape May Stage), to name a few. Her play LOOK AT ME was nationally selected by the Young Playwrights Festival to be produced at The Blank Theatre in Los Angeles, and she is currently working on a new one woman musical thanks to the Thomas Fellowship. Emerson College, BFA Musical Theatre. UTK, MFA Acting. IG: @charlights

Tamiyka White*

Tamiyka White*



Weezy



TAMIYKA WHITE* (Weezy) is an actor, director, writer, stand-up comedian and theatre producer. Her recent performances include: SALOME: 10 POEMS ABOUT ONE THING, WHEN STARS ALIGN, FIRES AND BRIMSTONE, DOUBT, THE BLUEST EYE, A RAISIN IN THE SUN, MISS WITHERSPOON, THE CRUCIBLE, JAR THE FLOOR and BEFORE IT HITS HOME. Film/TV: So F&%king Funny, The Boots, White Rabbit, The Saint and Fifth Ward. Writing: 3 episodes of Complaints Anonymous, an anthology of original poems, 3 pilots, a play-WHITE WALLS, and solo show, THE WEIGHT. Commercials: TJMaxx Campaign and Stub Hub. Directing: Pie Therapy, Meeting Matt Damon, and A Quiet Pause for the Rest of Your Life, OTHELLO, ROMEO AND JULIET, and Taciturn Beings. Stand-Up comedy: The Comedy Store, Hollywood’s Improv and The Icehouse. Tamiyka founded Black Girl Magic Creative Series, who recently produced, wrote and starred its first web series, Complaints Anonymous which she also was Executive Producer and Showrunner. She co-founded Renaissance Performing Arts Center founded in 1991 and ran for 10 years specifically for Black works in Houston, Texas. She’s a graduate of the University of Houston and the Summer Training Congress at the American Conservatory Theatre. Ms. White is a member of both AEA and SAG-AFTRA.

AUDREY CEFALY’s (Playwright) plays include THE GULF (Edgerton, Lammy, Charles MacArthur Nominee), ALABASTER (NNPN Record-Breaking RWP, Kilroys, Calicchio Prize), MAYTAG VIRGIN, THE LAST WIDE OPEN, THE STORY OF WALTER, FIN & EUBA, TELL ME SOMETHING GOOD, THE BELIEVERS, and LOVE IS A BLUE TICK HOUND. Cefaly is a member of the Playwrights’ Arena cohort at Arena Stage and a Dramatist Guild Foundation Traveling Master. She is published by Samuel French, Smith & Kraus, and Applause Books. Cefaly has developed plays with NNPN, Everyman Theatre, Signature Theatre, Vermont Stage, 16th Street Theater, Capital Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse, About Face, Florida Rep, Kitchen Dog Theatre, Circle Theatre, Serenbe Playhouse, Aurora Theatre, Theater Alliance, Quotidian Theatre Company, Contemporary American Theater Festival, and University of Alabama at Birmingham.

MARTINE KEI GREEN-ROGERS (Director) is currently an Associate Professor at SUNY New Paltz, Past President of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas and the Fellowship Associate at the Playwrights’ Center. Her directing credits include: a staged reading of ADOPTING AUNT TABITHA for the Alley Theatre’s HYPE program, a staged reading of VENUS AND ADONIS for the Classical Theatre Company, a virtual workshop of 404 NOT FOUND for the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, a virtual reading of PERSEVERANCE with the Ashland New Play Festival, a production of THE BROTHERS SIZE for the Ancram Opera House, and a production of SENDER at Denizen Theatre. Also, as a dramaturg, Martine has worked for companies such as The Goodman, The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Court Theatre, Round House Theatre, and Marin Theatre Company. She is also the stage adaptor of the Jason Reynolds’ book LONG WAY DOWN which premiered at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 2018.

SHAWN FISHER** (Set Design) This is Shawn’s eighth collaboration with SLAC including set designs for TRIBES and DEATH OF A DRIVER. He has also been seen on the SLAC stage as the playwright for productions including HOW TO MAKE A ROPE SWING and STREETLIGHT WOODPECKER, both receiving world premieres here. His creative work includes over 200 projects in design, playwriting, producing, and directing. His various projects have been seen at companies including Off-Broadway at the Gene Frankel Theatre, Woken Glacier Theatre Company, Repertorio Español, and Urban Stages, as well as nationally at Cape May Stage (NJ), Fremont Centre Theatre (L.A.), Lyric Rep (UT), Berkes Grand Opera (PA), Egyptian Theatre Company (UT), and New England Conservatory (Boston). His play HOW TO MAKE A ROPE SWING (Original Works Publishing) won an Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award and was featured in the “Best Monologues and Scenes” book series (Hal Leonard Publishing.) Shawn is the Head of the MFA Program in Design and Technology at Utah State University and the Founder/Director of the National Playwrights Symposium in New Jersey where he collaborates with Tony and Pulitzer-winning playwrights to mentor rising artists. Shawn earned his MFA from Brandeis and is a native of the Jersey Shore.

AARON SWENSON (Costume Design) To Aaron, SLAC has felt like home since SATURDAY’S VOYEUR 1998, and he is thrilled to be back with family for ALABASTER. In addition to his work as a freelance costume designer, stylist, and writer, Aaron is the Marketing and Communications Coordinator for the Department of Theatre at the University of Utah, as well as the resident graphic designer for Plan-B Theatre. Theatre: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (ft. Will Swenson, Pioneer Theatre Company); HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, BOOKSMART, ONE BIG UNION (Plan-B Theatre); NINE DRAGONS, THERE’S A MONSTER IN MY CLOSET, THE DINOSAUR MUSICAL (Youth Theatre at the U); AVENUE Q (Babcock Theatre); ASSASSINS, TICK…TICK…BOOM! (Dark Horse Company Theatre). Film: Valley of the Gods (dir. Lech Majewski), Hereditary (A24, dir. Ari Aster). TV: Andi Mack S1-3 (Disney Channel), High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, S1-2 (Disney+), Snatchers S3 (Stage13).

JESSICA GREENBERG** (Light Design) Jessica’s work as a lighting and sound designer has taken her to many venues around the country, with diverse projects in theatre, dance, and opera. Previous SLAC productions include MR. PERFECT, STUPID F*ING BIRD, BULL SHARK ATTACK, SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY, THE CAKE, and FORM OF A GIRL UNKNOWN. New York designs include productions with La Mama Experimental Theatre Club, The Adjusted Realists, ART New York, 59E59, Flux Theatre Ensemble, Wandering Bark, and Epic Theatre Ensemble Education Programs. Locally, she frequently works with SLC companies SB Dance & Plan B Theatre, and she recently did a series of architecture projection mapping art installations at The Monarch in Ogden. Jessica serves as Associate Professor of Theatre Design at Weber State University and is a member of USA 829. Awards include the Design Arts Utah Juror’s Award and the WSU Outstanding Mentor Award. www.jessicagreenberg.com

JENNIFER JACKSON (Composer/Sound Design) is excited to return for another season with SLAC. Previous design and/or original music credits include ROMEO AND JULIET (Yale Repertory Theatre); LIFESPAN OF A FACT (Pioneer Theatre); FORM OF A GIRL UNKNOWN, SILENT DANCER, THE WOLVES, HIR, HAND TO GOD, HARBUR GATE, BULL SHARK ATTACK, STREETLIGHT WOODPECKER, BLACKBERRY WINTER, TWO STORIES (Salt Lake Acting Company); Radio SLAM (Plan-B Theatre); TWELFTH NIGHT, THE LAST FIVE YEARS, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, HENRY IV, PART I (Salt Lake Shakespeare); ION (Westminster College). 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 THE ODYSSEY, THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN (with OSF Play On!), GOOD KIDS, and SCHOOL FOR LIES. www.jenjacksonsound.com

KELLY DONAHUE (Makeup Design) Kelly has been working in makeup and practical effects for several years. Credits include Snatchers, Stay Out of the Attic, Nocturne, Kinderfänger, and Wind River. She runs Salt City Effects in Murray with her business partner Logan Long. Most recently they’ve worked on Cold Dead Hands and Alien Country; and pre-covid they traveled to India to film Ghost Stories. In a normal world, when not working she enjoys traveling, spending time with her niece & nephews, and watching bad movies. www.saltcityeffects.com

JUSTIN IVIE (Props Design/Producing Director) came to SLAC as an actor in SATURDAY’S VOYEUR 2004. He’s since appeared in numerous SLAC shows including eleven VOYEURS (between 2004 and 2019), TOO MUCH MEMORY (2010), and STUPID FUCKING BIRD (2016). He’s also Stage Managed for seven SLAC shows and directed 2019’s THE CAKE. Justin has performed professionally for three decades and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity since 1998. He’s appeared in over a hundred productions nationally. Utah audiences have seen him in dozens of shows at Pioneer Theatre Company, Egyptian Theatre Company, Utah Musical Theatre, Lyric Repertory Theatre, and many others. He’s worn just about every hat in the business, working as a designer, manager, technician, builder, writer and director in countless shows. Since 2006, Justin’s been the Managing Director of Walk-Ons, Inc. a Salt Lake company with a mission to bring low-cost theater to under-served audiences. Through their Senior Theatre Project, Walk-Ons has toured to over fifty Utah community centers and retirement facilities with a shifting line-up of original short plays by, for, and about seniors. An alumnus of Weber State University in Musical Theater, Justin earned his MFA in Acting at Northern Illinois University and completed an internship at Dublin’s Gaiety School.

KENNY RICHES (Video Editor) was born in Toyota City, Japan; raised in Salt Lake City, Utah; and currently resides in Miami, Florida. His 2015 feature film, The Strongest Man, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and his latest feature film, A Name Without A Place, will be released summer 2021. His producer credits include My Heart Can’t Beat Unless You Tell It To (2020, Tribeca Film Festival), and Sanzaru (2020, Slamdance Film Festival). He co-founded The David Ross Fetzer Foundation (The Davey Foundation), a grant-giving organization for filmmakers founded in memory of David Fetzer. He is a partner in the film production company, Dualist.

JENNIE SANT* (Production Stage Manager) Previous shows at SLAC include EGRESS, HAIRY & SHERRY, and DADDY ISSUES (NPSS festival), A DOLL’S HOUSE PART 2, FORM OF A GIRL UNKNOWN, SATURDAY’S VOYEUR 2018 & 2019, THE CAKE, PINKALICIOUS, HIR, SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY, REYKJAVIK (reading), PLAYWRIGHTS LAB 2016 & 2017, HARBUR GATE, BULLSHARK ATTACK, STUPID F***ING BIRD, TWO STORIES, BLACKBERRY WINTER, I’LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS, VENUS IN FUR, MANNING UP, PERSIAN QUARTER and, ANGELS IN AMERICA I & II. Other credits include GOLD MOUNTAIN (Golden Spike 150), THRILLER (Odyssey Dance Company), WONDERLAND and PRINCESS WENDY (The Petite Palace), ANNIE (COPA Theatre), NEXT TO NORMAL, LES MISERABLES, THE PRODUCERS, PAINT YOUR WAGON, DOUBT, A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM, THE FOREIGNER and VERTICAL HOUR (Pioneer Theatre Company). She has also worked for Salt Lake Shakespeare and Utah Contemporary Theatre.

DOM TORREZ (Assistant Director) is a third-year Theatre Major at SUNY New Paltz and looks forward to their first production with Salt Lake Acting Company. During her time at New Paltz, they’ve had the opportunity to work on a number of theatrical productions as an assistant director or dramaturg, including productions of CHEERWARS, IN THE TIME OF THE BUTTERFLIES, CADILLAC CREW, and THE KILLING FIELDS. They have also been at the helm of various student-run productions through her school’s Praxis series, serving as director for TELL THEM TOMORROW and 14. In response to the change in theatre at the height of the pandemic, Dom co-founded Virtual Theatre Collaboration, a digital theatre company dedicated to connecting early-career artists and producing innovative work under Covid safe measures. SERA SHEARER (Assistant Set Design) is a current MFA student at Utah State University, where she has a primary emphasis in set design and a secondary emphasis in projection design. Set design credits include A FLEA IN HER EAR (Utah State University), THE HAVAH EXPERIMENT (independently produced project), and HARVEY (Eastern Michigan University). Sera has also worked with The Encore Musical Theatre Company and The Michigan Shakespeare Festival in a variety of roles. A Metro Detroit native, Sera currently resides in Logan, UT with her partner, pets, and plants.

LILLY OLPIN (Assistant Sound Design) is an aspiring student in at the University of Utah majoring in sound design. She has been the assistant sound designer for SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD and is currently the microphone mixer for TARTUFFE.

CYNTHIA FLEMING (Executive Artistic Director) 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 16 years and directed/choreographed this musical for 7 years. Cynthia is proud to serve SLAC and its mission to engage and enrich community through brave contemporary theatre.

NATIONAL NEW PLAY NETWORK NNPN is an alliance of professional theaters that collaborate in innovative ways to develop, produce, and extend the life of new plays. Since its founding in 1998, NNPN has supported more than 250 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 40,000 new plays by living writers. NNPN’s 31 Core and over 90 Associate Members - along with the nearly 350 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 | newplayexchange.org

SALT LAKE ACTING COMPANY – Salt Lake Acting Company’s mission is to engage and enrich community through brave contemporary theatre. Founded in 1970, SLAC is a not-for-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 non-profit 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).

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

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** The set designer of ALABASTER is represented by United Scenic Artists Local USA 29 of the IATSE



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