In the absence of in-person programming on our stages (and pretty much everywhere else) this summer, SLAC is pleased to announce a call for entries for a new digital content series.
WE GOT THE LAUGHS will be a 10-part, weekly entertainment series released via SLAC’s blog and social channels. These comedic shorts (1 to 3 1/2 minutes in length) are intended to uplift, entertain, and most importantly, provide much needed laughter to our community. The best part? We're opening up script submissions* to the public.
Aside from a few guidelines, included below, anything goes! We're looking for your best song parodies, comedic how-to videos, social satire, or whatever your brain dreams up! We'll be utilizing a first-rate group of actor/singer/dancers to create these digital shorts, so write accordingly!
*Authors of the entries chosen to be fully produced by Salt Lake Acting Company will receive a stipend of $500.
Friday, June 12th at 11:59 PM
Note: Given the nature of this project, submitting scripts before the deadline is strongly encouraged.
During this unprecedented time, we would like to thank our resilient audiences for their continued support and patience as we join the rest of Utah in determining how to move forward over the coming months. In a pandemic-free world, the Saturday's Voyeur team would have gathered May 4th for its first rehearsal. Instead, we must announce that due to the State of Utah's current public health guidelines pertaining to social distancing, Saturday's Voyeur will not be produced this summer. We stand by all efforts that support continued public health in our community.
Now, some good news. We're spending this summer preparing the theatre for a safe and healthy return in the fall. This includes the announcement of a new in-lobby elevator, which will make our Upstairs Theatre fully wheelchair accessible! It's being funded in part by the newly-created Amberlee Accessibility Fund. Read more about about the memory and legacy of one of SLAC's most treasured patrons here.
Current Voyeur ticket holders will be contacted directly by SLAC staff over the coming weeks to discuss ticketing options. They include:
Those ticket holders who wish to convert their tickets into a gift certificate or donation can also do so now by clicking the button below. Patrons who are overseeing previously-purchased sets of group tickets can contact SLAC's Group Sales Coordinator, Natalie Keezer, at 801-363-7522 or .
We wish each of you a healthy summer and look forward to sharing more information about our upcoming 50th season within the next few months. It will certainly be a landmark season in every way. In the meantime, be on the lookout for some lighthearted digital content from SLAC over the summer (more on that to come...) and please continue to share your COVID-19 stories with us.
See you this fall.
The Staff of Salt Lake Acting Company
What is occurring now across the globe is unprecedented--at least during the lives of most people currently on the planet. COVID-19 has forever changed the lives of billions of humans, and while we're all (hopefully) practicing physical distance, we're all going through a shared experience.
For nearly 50 years, Salt Lake Acting Company has weathered world events, remaining a beacon to so many in Utah as a source of connection to others and to the oldest art form in the world: storytelling. We confidently forge into the current unknown with a resilient spirit. We will once again open our doors when the time is right. And we will all be changed from this experience.
While the attention is usually on playwrights, creatives, and performers on our stages, we'd like to shine the spotlight on YOUR stories. Stories of the extremes you're living through, of acts of kindness, and resilience of the human spirit. We hope that when the time is right, through an an artistic outlet yet-to-be-determined, that these experiences can provide hope and help us fully understand what we've all survived. TOGETHER.
Here is one such inspiring example:
Our landlord knows we work in the arts and very generously offered to give us a break on rent for April. Because we’re fortunate enough to remain employed when so many artists are struggling, we thanked him for his kindness and declined the offer, but suggested he could donate the money to Utah Food Bank or another charity of his choice if he was so inclined. With all that’s been going on, we forgot about the conversation until about a week later when we received a donation email receipt from the Food Bank. We are so grateful for people like our sweet landlord who practice unexpected acts of goodwill in uncertain times. - Cassie