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Building on a year of creatively re-imagined theatrical offerings, we’re thrilled to announce that our National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Audrey Cefaly’s ALABASTER will be streaming directly to you this May!

 

About ALABASTER

The inhabitants of a small farm in Alabaster, Alabama are no strangers to destruction and loss. But when an outsider arrives to help them make sense of the past, they must confront their mortality and deal with the trauma head-on. Through laughter, tears, and even a couple of talking goats, Audrey Cefaly weaves a darkly comic southern tale of redemption that examines how one reassembles the pieces of a broken heart.

A New Kind of Filmed Play Experience

ALABASTER is not going to be a typical Zoom-style presentation. The production’s theatrical design team will be adding creative flourishes to ensure that we’re still bringing you the highest possible quality experience to you at home. Think of this as a bridge production back to live theatre, but one that also leans into and celebrates the digital medium in which its being presented. 

Streaming Dates

ALABASTER will now be offered on-demand from May 10th through 30th. Current season subscribers will be contacted by the SLAC Audience Relationship Team for information on how to access the production. Single tickets will be available closer to the production’s streaming window. 

Cast and Creative Team

We’re pleased to announce our brilliant cast of actors, each of whom will be making their respective SLAC debuts with ALABASTER. Reanne Acasio*, an alum of DR SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS at The Old Globe, plays Alice. Catherine Doherty*, who is currently Head of the Performance Concentration in the Theatre Arts Department at SUNY New Paltz, plays Bib. Charlotte Munson* plays June, and was an original Off-Broadway cast member of DISENCHANTED. Tamiyka White*, Founder of the Black Girl Magic Creative Series, rounds out the cast as Weezy. 

Four headshots featuring the cast of AlabasterClockwise from upper left: Reanne Acasio, Catherine Doherty, Tamiyka White, and Charlotte Munson

Martine Kei Green-Rogers, an invaluable player in SLAC’s current 49 ¾ season (as Co-director of FOUR WOMEN TALKING ABOUT THE MAN UNDER THE SHEET and Co-writer of #SLACabaret) directs ALABASTER. She is joined on the production’s creative team by Shawn Fisher** (Scenic Designer), Aaron Swenson (Costume Designer), Jessica Greenberg** (Lighting Designer), Jennifer Jackson (Sound Designer), Kelly Donahue (Makeup Artist), and Jennie Sant* (Production Stage Manager). 

Kenny Riches joins the production as Video Editor through a special partnership with the David Ross Fetzer Foundation for Emerging Artists (aka The Davey Foundation).

SLAC’s Audience Relationship Team can be reached Monday through Friday from 11am to 5pm by calling 801-363-7522 or by emailing . 

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ALABASTER is made possible, in part, by the generous support of Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks (ZAP), as well as the Utah Division of Arts and Museums.

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ALABASTER is produced at Salt Lake Acting Company as a part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. Other partnering theaters are Florida  Repertory Theatre (Fort Myers), Capital Stage (Sacramento), 16th Street Theatre  (Berwyn IL), Kitchen Dog Theater (Dallas), Shrewd Productions (Austin), Know  Theatre of Cincinnati, Phoenix Theatre (Indianapolis), Williamston Theatre  (Michigan), and New Jersey Repertory Company (Long Branch). For more information please visit www.nnpn.org.

 

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

**The scenic and lighting designers of ALABASTER are represented by United Scenic Artists Local USA 829 of the IATSE.

Published in Blog & News
Monday, 21 September 2020 15:35

Alabaster

by Audrey Cefaly

May 10 – May 30, 2021

STREAMING via SLAC Digital

(Single ticket on sale date TBD)

Published in 2020-2021 Season