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Cynthia Fleming, Executive Producer

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Cynthia has been in the world of dance and theatre professionally for over 35 years, during which time she performed in the Broadway, National, and International companies of A CHORUS LINE. In 1978, as a U of U Theatre student, her performing relationship with Salt Lake Acting Company began. Since 1995 she has worn many hats at SLAC, including Choreographer, Director, Box Office Manager, and Director of Audience Services. She conceived and created the position of Director of Communication and Audience Development and assembled a communication team which generated renewed energy and excitement before taking on her current title of Executive Producer. Cynthia remains a working artist in the theatre and has choreographed SATURDAY'S VOYEUR for 14 years and has directed for three years. She has choreographed many SLAC productions including THE PERSIAN QUARTER, GO, DOG. GO! BAT BOY THE MUSICAL, AND WATER LILIES from CABBIES, COWBOYS, AND THE TREE OF THE WEEPING VIRGIN. Cynthia is proud to serve SLAC, and its mission to develop and produce vital new work.

 


Keven Myhre, Executive Producer

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In his 19th season with the company, Keven manages all production aspects of the plays SLAC presents. He received the Mayor's Artist Award in the Performing Arts category in 2009 and was awarded the 2008 City Weekly Award for directing THE CLEAN HOUSE and MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS; he most recently directed BLOODY, BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON in SLAC's current season and RED in the 11/12 Season. Having previously served as Producing Director as well as Resident Designer, and he has designed all of SLAC's sets and many of the costumes for the last seventeen years. He has also designed sets for the Grand Theatre, Sundance Theatre, Pioneer Memorial Theatre, Utah Musical Theatre, the Egyptian Theatre, Kingsbury Hall and the Babcock Theatre. His work for the Utah Arts Festival includes site design for the 20th Anniversary celebration. Keven earned his BFA at the University of Utah and his MFA in Theatre at the University of Michigan. 

 


Janice Jenson, Company Manager

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Janice joined SLAC in March 2011 as Stage Manager and is excited to make the transition to Company Manager. Before her work at SLAC, Janice stage managed at multiple Utah theatres, including the Egyptian Theatre and Dark Horse Company Theatre. She received her degree in Theatre Arts from BYU.

Janice's favorite place to eat before the show is Cafe Rio.

She recommends BTG for a wine tasting flight after the show.

Her favorite show each year is SATURDAY'S VOYEUR.

In her free time, Janice likes watching cat videos and dressing up her cat, Annie, for her family's annual Christmas card photo.


 

Jennie Nicholls-Smith, Director of Development

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Jennie earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in Communication and Journalism from Utah Valley University in 2010. She has published and worked for "Salt Lake City Weekly" and "The Deseret News" as a reporter. She then went on to the University of Utah for graduate studies in Communication and earned a Master's degree in 2012. She joined Salt Lake Acting Company as the Grants Coordinator in November 2012 and became Director of Development in June 2013. Jennie leads funding and development efforts for the theatre. Jennie also continues to teach Journalism at the University of Utah.

Jennie's favorite pre-show dinner is Vinto.

For a drink after the show, she suggests The Garage on Beck Street.

Her favorite SLAC production to date is THE PERSIAN QUARTER.

This season, Jennie is most looking forward to the World Premiere of GRANT & TWAIN.

She loves to hang out with her Boston Terrier when she isn't at the theatre. 

 


Erika Ahlin, Communication & Audience Development Team

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Erika graduated with a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Mass Communication and Strategic Communication from the University of Utah in 2012. Erika joined the Communication & Audience Development Team at Salt Lake Acting Company in September 2012. Along with audience relations, Erika specializes in the graphic design needs for the theatre and managing SLAC's social media presence. In addition to her efforts at SLAC, Erika is the co-owner of Rocket Rebellion, a retro-inspired boutique.

Erika's favorite restaurant for dinner before the show is Chanon Thai.

She reccommends Bourbon House, especially on karaoke night for a drink after the show.

Her favorite SLAC production to date is THE EXIT INTERVIEW.

She is most looking forward to 4000 MILES in the 2013/14 Season.

When Erika takes a break from theatre life, she enjoys making crafts and watching "Parks & Recreation."

 


 

Shelby Andersen, Communication & Audience Development Team

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Shelby first joined Salt Lake Acting Company as an actor playing Lauren in CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION in 2011. She then started working with the front of house staff, and now works with the Communication & Audience Development Team. After graduating from Weber State University with a BA in Musical Theatre, she is very happy she gets to spend her entire day in a theatre.

Shelby's favorite pre-show dinner place is Cafe Rio.

Her favorite after-show drink is a Keys on Main, especially on karoke nights.

Her favorite SLAC production to date is CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION.

She is most looking forward to GOOD PEOPLE in the 2013/14 Season.

When she isn't at SLAC, Shelby loves playing with her kitty.

 

 


Randall Eames, Communication & Audience Development Team

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Randall graduated Magna Cum Laude from Weber State University in 2011 with a Bachelor's degree in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in Acting and Directing. After appearing in Salt Lake Acting Company's 2011 production of SATURDAY'S VOYEUR, Randall began working in the Box Office. Later he was promoted to the Communication & Audience Development Team and focuses his talents on advertising and graphic design for the theatre. He has also enjoyed several roles on the SLAC stage.

Randall's favorite Downtown dinner comes from Red Iguana Dos.

For an after-show drink, he heads to Club Jam.

His favorite SLAC production to date is CLICK CLACK MOO: COWS THAT TYPE.

He is most looking forward to VENUS IN FUR in the 2013/14 Season.

When Randall isn't at SLAC, you can usually find him at other local theatre absorbing all the great talent in Utah. 

 


Nick Fleming, Communication & Audience Development Team

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Nick joined Salt Lake Acting Company in 2010 as a member of the box office team. In September 2013, he was promoted to the Communication & Audience Development Team where he handles all the tech needs of the theatre's administrative network. He is currently attending the University of Utah, and plays in the band Show Me Island.  

 

 


Jan Hawker, Accountant

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Jan joined Salt Lake Acting Company in February 2012, taking on the main duty of managing every aspect of SLAC's finances under the direction of the Executive Producers and the Board. Jan brings over 20 years of experience with managing books and accounting, in addition to credit management.

Her favorite place to go out for dinner is Café Rio.

For a drink after the show, Jan sips a wine spritzer in the backyard at home.

Her favorite SLAC production to date is CLICK CLACK MOO: COWS THAT TYPE.

She is most looking forward to 4000 MILES in the 2013/14 Season.

When she isn't at the theatre, Jan quilts and bakes at home.

 

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