NPSS: T.I.C. (trenchcoat in common)

trenchcoat in common: Trenchcoat_in_Common_posterFinala blog turned into a play

by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb

FREE READING : Monday, November 15, 2010 @ 7 pm

Director Alexandra Harbold

Company: Austin Archer, Anne Cullimore Decker, Darrin Doman, Cheryl Gaysunas, Elise Groves, Megan Noyce, Nick O'Donnell

The birds are in the trees,
the toast is in the toaster
and the poets are at their windows.

- from Monday by Billy Collins

Every man is surrounded
by a neighborhood of
voluntary spies.


- Jane Austen

SL Theater Examiner | Secrets and schemes revealed at SLAC's free reading of TIC

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PETER SINN NACHTRIEB (Playwright) is a San Francisco-based playwright whose works include boom (TCG's most produced play 2009-10), T.I.C. (TRENCHCOAT IN COMMON), HUNTER GATHERERS (2007 ATCA/Steinberg New Play Award, 2007 Will Glickman Prize), COLORADO, and MULTIPLEX. His work has been seen off-Broadway and across the country including at Ars Nova, SPF, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Seattle Repertory, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Cleveland Public Theatre, Brown/Trinity Playwrights Rep, Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre, Dads Garage, and in the Bay Area at Encore Theatre, Killing My Lobster, Marin Theatre Company, Impact Theatre, and The Bay Area Playwrights Festival.   His newest plays are BOB, a South Coast Rep commission (and set to premiere at the 2011 Humana Festival for New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville) and Litter, a commission for A.C.T.,  Peter holds a degree in Theater and Biology from Brown and an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University.  Peter is a member of New Dramatists, a resident playwright at the Playwrights Foundation, San Francisco and often writes at Z Space Studio in San Francisco.   He likes to promote himself online at www.peternachtrieb.com.

Company

Austin_Archer_hsAUSTIN ARCHER (SHYE) Austin Archer was last seen at SLAC during the extended run of SATURDAY'S VOYEUR 2010 when he played Tonto and others. He also appeared at SLAC as Haemon in TOO MUCH MEMORY. Other favorite roles include George Gibbs in OUR TOWN at Weber State University, Millet in FUDDY MEERS (WSU), Dr. Berrensteiner in A NEW BRAIN (Dark Horse Company Theatre), Aaron Krieffels and other characters in THE LARAMIE PROJECT (WSU), Hot Blades Harry in URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL (WSU), Lysander in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (WSU), Cosmo Brown in SINGIN' IN THE RAIN (Pink Garter Theatre) and WILL PARKER in Oklahoma! (Pink Garter Theatre). Television and film credits include Touched By An Angel, Everwood, Teenius (Film), and Whisper Island (Film). When Austin isn't busy doing all of this acting business he is either playing music with his band "Us Thieves", or working for SLAC in the box office or as a house manager.

AnneCullimoreDeckerANNE CULLIMORE DECKER(CLAUDIA) Anne Cullimore Decker has been actively involved as a civic leader as well as a professional actress and director in theatre, opera, television and film. Her most recent credits include a a sold out/extended production of M ASTER CLASS where she played the role of Maria Callas at Salt Lake Acting Company; THEGONDOLIERS, and CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS, Utah Opera/Symphony’s at Deer Valley; YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU, at Pioneer Memorial Theatre; Her latest film is Darling Companion starring Kevin Kline, Diane Keaton, Dianne Weist, directed by Lawrence Casden (The Big Chill). In 2011 she will be performing in WELL for Pygmalion Theatre.

Darrin_Doman_hsDARRIN DOMAN(DAD) Darrin has appeared on many stages around the valley. Most recently, he played Cosme McMoon in SOUVENIR with Utah Contemporary Theatre. Other credits include Eddie, et al, JOHNNY GUITAR; Major Holmes, THE SECRET GARDEN; Spike Spauldeen, SONG OF SINGAPORE; Protean, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM; Shem/Ham, CHILDREN OF EDEN; Wally Ferguson, 1940's RADIO HOUR; Rufus Pervis, THE PIRATED PENZANCE; Robert Livingston, 1776 (Grand Theatre); Agwe, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND (Heritage Theater) and Simon Zelotes, SAVIOR OF THE WORLD (Conference Center Theater).  Other work at SLAC includes Charlotte von Mahlsdorf (understudy), I AM MY OWN WIFE, Orestes Brownson (understudy) in CHARM and Ben, SATURDAY'S VOYEUR 2005. For SLAC’s New Play Sounding Series, Darrin has played Bart, THE THUGS; Mike, 14 and Reader, MAMMOTH. Darrin also has credits as musical director and enjoys singing with the Utah Chamber Artists. To support his theater "habit," Darrin works as a speech/language pathologist at the University of Utah Hospital. He enjoys teaching voice lessons, with a special interest in rehabilitating injured vocalists. Other hobbies include writing, international travel, collecting blue art glass and attempting to master circular breathing to become the next great didgeridoo player.

CherylGaysunas2010CHERYL GAYSUNAS(SABRA) lasted visited SLAC as Margaret Fuller in CHARM. Recent Pioneer Theatre credits include IS HE DEAD?, NOISES OFF, and THE HEIRESS. Broadway credits: the original production of LA BETE, THE MOLIERE COMEDIES, and AN IDEAL HUSBAND, directed by Sir Peter Hall. Television credits include Den Brother, Law & Order, The Chapelle Show and many commercials. Cheryl has a husband named Jeff, a daughter named Phoebe, and cats named Bruce and Pete, all of whom are lovely and highly entertaining.

Elise_GrovesELISE GROVES(KID)  Elise Groves is so happy to be welcomed into the VOYEUR family! She was recently seen in the extention cast of SATURDAYS VOYEUR and SLACs Fearless Fringe Festival in SAM I WAS. Elise is a graduate of Weber State University where she received her bachelor’s degree in Musical Theatre. Performance credits include: GREASE (Jackson Hole Playhouse), THREE MUSKETEERS (Hale Centre Theatre), 'herself' in national touring production of THIS IS YOUR LIFE! (Foodplay Productions) and performed at the WA, D.C. Kennedy Center with MUSICAL OF MUSICALS.  She also recently choreographed BYE, BYE, BIRDIE (Midvale) and GUYS AND DOLLS (Sugar Factory Playhouse). By day Elise works in Salt Lake City as a cosmetologist.  ENJOY!

NICK O'DONNELL (TERRENCE) is thrilled to be working with Salt Lake
Acting Company again for this reading of TRENCHCOAT IN COMMON. Two seasons ago, he doubled as Stephen Hawking and Jesus in END DAYS and Buisson and Verbeek in THE OVERWHELMING. Last season he also appeared in a reading of PROPHETS OF NATURE at SLAC. Nick has also done stints at the Pioneer (JULIUS CAESAR) and Plan B (SLAM '08). A graduate of Carleton College, Nick worked in Minnesota with the Children's Theater Co., Theatre de la Juene Lune, Frank Theater and the Jungle Theater. In the Northwest, Nick performed with Seattle Shakespeare Co., Wooden O, Book-It Rep, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks and Seattle Children's Theater. When not taking care of his 3-year-old daughter, he had been caught writing a travel guidebook on NYC & designing theater posters. Nick is in the second year of his PhD program in Psychology at the U, looking at storytelling and moral development.

Peter-Nachtrieb-1PETER SINN NACHTRIEB (Playwright) is a San Francisco-based playwright whose works include boom (TCG's most produced play 2009-10), T.I.C. (TRENCHCOAT IN COMMON), HUNTER GATHERERS (2007 ATCA/Steinberg New Play Award, 2007 Will Glickman Prize), COLORADO, and MULTIPLEX. His work has been seen off-Broadway and across the country including at Ars Nova, SPF, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Seattle Repertory, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Cleveland Public Theatre, Brown/Trinity Playwrights Rep, Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre, Dads Garage, and in the Bay Area at Encore Theatre, Killing My Lobster, Marin Theatre Company, Impact Theatre, and The Bay Area Playwrights Festival.   His newest plays are BOB, a South Coast Rep commission (and set to premiere at the 2011 Humana Festival for New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville) and Litter, a commission for A.C.T.,  Peter holds a degree in Theater and Biology from Brown and an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University.  Peter is a member of New Dramatists, a resident playwright at the Playwrights Foundation, San Francisco and often writes at Z Space Studio in San Francisco.   He likes to promote himself online at www.peternachtrieb.com.

MEGAN NOYCE(Reader) Megan Noyce is a proud, new owner of a degree in Theatre Arts from the University of Puget Sound. And after a summer as an Education Intern/Teaching Artist at Lexington Children’s Theatre, she returns to Utah to put her degree to use. After spending most of her college career enchanted by acting, she began to study other aspects of theatre. This led her to dramaturgy, directing, teaching and playwriting. Her directing credits include THE SECRET IN THE WINGS, the one-act play NIGHT VISITS, and assistant directing THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH. Her play EINE LANGE REISE recently received a staged reading as part of Wasatch Theatre Company’s Page-to-Stage Festival. Megan currently works as an Assistant Teacher for the University of Utah Youth Theatre.

ALEXANDRA HARBOLD (Director, Artistic Literary Associate) At Salt Lake Acting Company, Andra directed last season's New Play Sounding Series readings of THE PERSIAN QUARTER and PROPHETS OF NATURE; she acted in SIX YEARS and ICE GLEN and is now an Artistic Literary Associate and a member of SLAC's Communications & Audience Development team.  Other local credits: HAMLET (Pioneer Theatre Company), LIVING OUT, FAT PIG (Pygmalion Theatre), and THE SEAGULL (Pinnacle Acting Company).   Directing credits: ROMEO AND JULIET, RABBIT HOLE, THREE DAYS OF RAIN (PAC), and SLAM (Plan-B). Andra is currently acting in Pinnacle Acting Company's DANCING AT LUGHNASA and will direct the world premiere of Kathleen Cahill's THE PERSIAN QUARTER at Salt Lake Acting Company in the new year.