Cynthia Fleming, Executive Artistic Director of Salt Lake Acting Company came by the studio to talk about the upcoming production, Audrey Cefaly’s ALABASTER which will be available to stream on-demand through the 30th. They’re also in the process of a huge renovation and raising $1M to remodel to make their 130-year old building accessible.
- SLAC’s 1 Million Dollar Capital CampaignSalt Lake Acting Company just launched a 1 Million Dollar Capital Campaign to make its 130-year old building more accessible to the public.
- The campaign is called THE AMBERLEE FUND. It’s named after SLAC’s late patron, Amberlee Hatton-Ward, who used a wheelchair for mobility. (Cynthia can elaborate more on this story and her mother, Shauna Rasmussen Hatton-Ward’s involvement.)
- Amberlee passed away in 2019. To honor her legacy, SLAC decided to install an elevator.
- SLAC worked with local nonprofit architectural firm ASSIST Inc Community Design Center to design the major reconstruction of the lobby, bathrooms, and elevator. Maddox Construction is handling the actual labor.
- They’re also partnering with city home COLLECTIVE, which has designed some really exciting and modern interiors for the lobby, box office, bathrooms, patron lounge (our “green room”), and dressing rooms.
- It’s part of an overarching initiative IDEA: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility.
- So far, over $800k has been raised, $500k of which is part of a matching grant provided by the Linda & Don Price Legacy Fund.
- People can learn more and donate online.
Currently playing at SLAC: ALABASTER
- They’re currently producing a virtual world premiere of Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright Audrey Cefaly’s ALABASTER.
- It’s a darkly comic tale of loss, grief, redemption, and healing. (There are talking goats!)
- While it’s a digital production, we kept the entire theatrical design team to enhance the experience for our audiences.
- They shipped 4 separate mini-sets, props, lighting, and sound equipment to 4 actors spread across the country. (1 in Hawaii, 2 in California, 1 in New York).
- The production was directed, stage-managed, and filmed remotely.
- It streams on-demand through SLAC Digital (Their platform created in partnership with the Salt Lake Film Society) now through May 30th.
Find Salt Lake Acting Company online or call 801-363-7522 to get more info.