June 27-September 2, 2012
Closing out Salt Lake Acting Company’s 2011/2012 Season is the ever-popular political musical satire Saturday’s Voyeur, written for us, about us each year by Allen Nevins and Nancy Borgenicht.
PLAYWRIGHTS Allen Nevins & Nancy Borgenicht
DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER Cynthia Fleming
MUSICAL DIRECTOR Kevin Mathie
ASSISTANT CHOREOGRAPHER Shannon Musgrave
AUSTIN ARCHER is just sa pleased and sa glad to be riding this crazy coaster for another summer! Previous roles at SLAC include "Patty Henry/ Mike Wadd" in last year's SATURDAY'S VOYEUR, "Tonto/ Kevin Smarm" in the extension cast of Voyeur 2010, "Sharktooth" in HOW I BECAME A PIRATE, "Haemon" in TOO MUCH MEMORY, and "Shye" in the NPSS reading of TRENCH-COAT IN COMMON. He studied theatre at Weber State University, alongside half of this year's cast (Wildcats in the house!) Thanks to my very Mormon family for loving and supporting me despite my unrelenting hedonism. Enjoy the show!
ALEXIS BAIGUE returns for his 12th summer in SATURDAY'S VOYEUR 2012. Other credits: GOODNIGHT DESDEMONA (GOOD MORNING JULIET), ANGELS IN AMERICA, HOW I BECAME A PIRATE, staged readings MOTHER COLLEGE, THE LIVELY LAD, BUNBURY, THE CANCER DIARIES, CHARM, PROPHETS OF NATURE (S.L.A.C.), DEAR WORLD (Sundance Summer Theatre), BEYOND THERAPY, THE SEX HABITS OF AMERICAN WOMEN (Pygmalion), THE BOYS IN THE BAND (Wasatch), SURFIN' SAFARI (Desert Star), JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS, SPEAKEASIE (TheatreWorks West), ANASTASIA (StageRight), WIT (Emily Company), NO EXIT (SallyFourth), SUMMER AND SMOKE, CABARET, RHINOCEROS, QUEEN CHRISTINA, ANTIGONE, THE RIMERS OF ELDRITCH, (University of Utah), YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, THE TREE OF LACE (Salt Lake Community College); staged readings: THE UNDERPANTS, THE VIOLET HOUR, THE LAST SUNDAY IN JUNE, MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE (Utah Contemporary Theatre), WISH UPON, BOX KITE (Avalon Isle), RECTUM!, CUP, (First Unitarian); films: SLOW MOE, SINGLE TRACKS, and 12 DOGS OF CHRISTMAS II. Q Salt Lake's readers twice voted him their Fabby Award winner for Best Performance by a Local Actor.
TRENT COX is thrilled to be making his debut at SLAC! He is a senior studying Theatre Education at Weber State University where he recently directed THE CRADLE WILL ROCK. Past credits include: OUR TOWN (Stage Manager) THE LION IN WINTER (Geoffrey), HAIRSPRAY (Edna Turnblad), THE STAR-SPANGLED GIRL (Andy Hobart), OKLAHOMA (Will Parker), ROMEO & JULIET (Paris), and THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE (V.P. Panch) for which he received an Irene Ryan acting nomination. Trent is overjoyed to be working with such a creative and talented group of artists on Saturday's Voyeur. He would like to thank his very supportive family and friends.
TREVOR DEAN is very excited to make his debut performance at SLAC. Trevor was born and raised in Willard, Utah. He attended Western Wyoming College for two years and is currently attending Weber State University where he is studying Musical Theatre. Trevor choreographed, directed and performed several roles including Javert in LES MISERABLES, Lord Evelyn Oakley in ANYTHING GOES, McQueen in URINETOWN, Lord Montague in ROMEO AND JULIET, Marcellus Washburn in MUSIC MAN and most recently Mr. Mister in THE CRADLE WILL ROCK. He has appeared in several venues across the Rocky Mountain region, including Ellen Eccles Theater, The Grand Theater, Hale Centre Theatre, Lagoon, and tours in upstate Virginia. Trevor is so thankful to his family and friends for their love and encouragement.
ELENA DERN is absolutely thrilled to be a part of Voyeur! This is her first production at SLAC and she will be a senior in the Actor Training Program at the University of Utah. She was most recently seen as Madelaine True in the Studio 115 production of THE WILD PARTY. Other credits include The Babcock's productions of THE ADDING MACHINE, HAIR, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, and Studio 115 productions of SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, the world premier of FEVER, and FIFTH OF JULY as Gwen Landis. She is a proud recipient of the 2012 Victory Jory Talent Scholarship, and she thanks her familia and amigos for supporting her passion!
STEVEN FEHR* is happy to return to the Salt Lake Acting Company for his fourth production of SATURDAY'S VOYEUR. In addition to his VOYEUR appearances at SLAC, Steven has also performed at Pioneer Theatre Company in productions including MAN OF LA MANCHA, ANNIE, SUNSET BOULEVARD, WHITE CHRISTMAS, DRACULA, ROMEO AND JULIET, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, MY FAIR LADY, and BLACK COMEDY; at the Old Lyric Repertory Company in such shows as BLOOD BROTHERS, THE BOYS NEXT DOOR, and THE LION IN THE WINTER; at the Egyptian Theatre Company in such shows as SWEENEY TODD, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, and LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS; and in numerous shows at the Desert Star Theatre, the Great American Melodrama, and the Melodrama Musical Theatre. Steven also played Sal Antonucci in the Las Vegas company of TONY AND TINA'S WEDDING at the Rio Hotel and Casino and had the pleasure of playing Rooster to Sally Struther's Miss Hannigan in ANNIE at the Nevada Conservatory Theatre, where he also appeared in INTIMATE APPAREL, CARNIVAL, LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST, TWELFTH NIGHT, THE LARAMIE PROJECT, and WAIT UNTIL DARK. Steven would like to thank Isaias, Mom, his family, and God for all that they do for him. Steven is a proud member of Actors' Equity.
JUSTIN IVIE* is a proud member of Actors' Equity who is thrilled to return to the Saturday's Voyeur family for 2012. This is Justin's fourth VOYEUR, and he has also appeared at SLAC as Jones in TOO MUCH MEMORY. Recently Justin has been seen at Old Lyric Repertory as Salieri in AMADEUS, Clown 1 in THE 39 STEPS, and The voice of Audrey II in LITTLE SHOP. His many acting credits include appearances with Pioneer Theatre Company, Utah Musical Theatre, Egyptian Theatre Company, and many others—both locally and in Chicago. In addition to acting, Justin has directed three seasons of THE SENIOR THEATER PROJECT—which tours short plays (written by, for, and about seniors!) to community senior centers and residence facilities. He has also directed Arthur Miller's THE PRICE for The OtherSide Players and JACOB MARLEY'S CHRISTMAS CAROL for OurSpace Theatre Company. A graduate of Weber State, Justin earned his MFA in Acting at Northern Illinois University. He has taught theatre and communications at LDS Business College, NIU, Triton College, and Weber State. Justin also designs scenery, props and theatrical masks, writes an occasional play, and sometimes even plays his banjo (when he's pretty sure no one is listening).
KELSIE JEPSEN* loves SATURDAY'S VOYEUR so much she decided she had to temporarily leave New York (again!) so that she could spend her summer at Salt Lake Acting Company. It just feels RIGHT! Previous Salt Lake Acting Company credits include: SATURDAY'S VOYEUR '11 and '09 and SAM I WAS. Other Utah credits: REEFER MADNESS for Dark Horse Company Theatre, MY BIG FAT UTAH WEDDING and NUTCRACKER MEN IN TIGHTS for Desert Star SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! for The Grand, I OUGHTA BE IN PICTURES for Utah Theatre Artists Company. Kelsie is a native of Sandy, Utah and a proud graduate of the Actor Training Program at the University of Utah. After graduation she moved to Minneapolis, MN to act with The Children's Theatre Company and some of her favorite credits there include: THE BIG FRIENDLY GIANT (BFG), ANTIGONE, TALE OF A WEST TEXAS MARSUPIAL GIRL, SEUSSICAL and THE MAGICAL MRS. PIGGLE WIGGLE.
JACOB JOHNSON* is pleased to be returning for his seventh production of SATURDAY'S VOYEUR. He was the producer/emcee of the CastPartySLC cabaret series at SLAC. He has performed with many theatres throughout the Wasatch Front, including Pioneer Theatre Company, Egyptian Theatre Company, Hale Center Theatre, The Grand Theatre, Off-Broadway Theatre, Rodgers Memorial Theatre, and many others throughout Utah and California. Favorite credits include: THE SECRET GARDEN (Dickon), FORUM (Hysterium), HOW TO SUCCEED (Bud Frump), SOUTH PACIFIC (Lt. Buzz Adams), THE FANTASTICKS (Matt), CHARLEY'S AUNT (Jack), DAMN YANKEES (Rocky), and NO TIME FOR SERGEANTS (Psychiatrist). He is a proud member of Actor's Equity (since 2005) and is an alumnus of the University of Utah Department of Theatre.
LAUREN NOLL* is proud to be making her SLAC debut in SATURDAY'S VOYEUR. Her local credits include: Hester in THE SCARLET LETTER, Ophelia in LADY MACBEATH, Nora in the script-in-hand staged production of A DOLL HOUSE (Plan-B Theatre Company), Chrissy in HAIR (Egyptian Theatre Company), Laura in THE GLASS MENAGERIE (The Grand Theatre), Louise in GYPSY (Dark Horse Company Theatre), and SUNSET BOULEVARD (Pioneer Theatre Company). She is a graduate of the BFA Acting program at BYU, and she was a member of the acting intern company for Tony-award winning Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's 2008-2009 season. She now kisses girls and she likes it.
EMILIE STARR is so excited to participate in SATURDAY'S VOYEUR this year for the first time. She recently graduated from Weber State University with her BA in musical theatre. She has been in past productions there such as Lady Capulet in ROMEO & JULIET, Erma in ANYTHING GOES , Katrina and SLEEPY HOLLOW, and UNDER CONSTRUCTION. She is also an active member of the Off the Wall Comedy Improv Troupe at Zigfield Theater in Ogden. Emilie would like to thank her mother, sister Jennie, and her boyfriend Raleigh for always supporting her in her passion. She would also like to thank her best friends Eric, Tracy, and Vasko for being her entourage. Because every good actor needs an entourage!
KALYN WEST is thrilled to be making her debut performance at Salt Lake Acting Company with the infamous SATURDAY'S WARRIOR. Kalyn has been dancing before she could walk and singing before she could talk and is a senior at Weber State University, pursuing double majors in Musical Theater and Anthropology. Some of her favorite past roles include Juliet in ROMEO & JULIET, Sally Hemings in THE THIRD CROSSING, Reno Sweeny in ANYTHING GOES, Marcy Park in THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE and Rosalie Brinkerhoff in THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW. She has also appeared in productions of UNDER CONSTRUCTION, HAIR, DIRTY ROTTEN SCANDROULS and REEFER MADNESS. Within fleeting moments of down time, Kalyn also dabbles in directing, choreography and play writing, always open to different opportunities and experiences. She feels incredibly fortunate to be where she's at, knowing that none of this would be possible without the support of her family, friends and mentors. Thank you to my wonderful mother and sisters for being my role models and cheerleaders—you've always been my source of strength and clarity. Thank you to friends who have inspired me to explore and grow. Thank you to my mentors who have taught me to be fearless. Love to you all!
ALLEN NEVINS(Playwright, Lyricist) has been writing for SATURDAY'S VOYEUR the last 22 years. He came to the Salt Lake Acting Company in 1989 as the Literary Manager and in 1990 he formed a writing and business partnership with Nancy Borgenicht. In 1993, their partnership, Saturday's Voyeur, Inc., became the management company and the Executive Producers of the Salt Lake Acting Company, for which they received the UAF Mayors Award for the Performing Arts and also the Governors Award for the Arts. As Executive Producers they expanded and re-built the Upstairs Theatre, designed and built the Chapel Theatre as an alternative performing space, unionized SLAC's acting pool and re-instituted SATURDAY'S VOYEUR as the annual summer fundraiser forthe Salt Lake Acting Company. After 34 years Saturday's Voyeur remains an outlet for discourse, dissent, irreverent humor, cheap shots at elected officials; and of course, political in-correctness in all its forms. When Gayle Ruzicka, head of Utah's Eagle Forum, quits and goes on a Church mission, so will he.
NANCY BORGENICHT(Playwright) has been part of The Salt Lake Acting Company since 1974. She served as Co-Executive Producer with Allen Nevins from 1993-2005 and as Interim Executive Producer for the 2009-2010 Season. She received the Mayor's Award for the Arts in 1999 and accepted, for SLAC, the Governor's Award for the Arts in 2001. Her directing credits for SLAC include ANGELSIN AMERICA, WHITE MAN DANCING, OLEANNA, WOMEN AND WALLACE, CABBIES, COWBOYS ANDTHE TREE OF THE WEEPING VIRGIN, and SATURDAY'S VOYEUR from 1993 to 2003. She conceived and created SATURDAY'S VOYEUR in 1978.
CYNTHIA FLEMING (Executive Producer, Director, Choreographer) was first seen at Salt Lake Acting Company in its 1978 production of PIPPIN. Since then she has worn many hats at SLAC – Choreographer, Box Office Manager, Director of Audience Services. She was Creative Director of Communications and Audience Development, leading the Communications Team and overseeing the Box Office and House Management, before taking on her current title of Executive Producer. For 15 years Cynthia has choreographed SLAC's infamous musical satire, SATURDAY'S VOYEUR and last year marked her first as Director. She's choreographed many SLAC productions; her favorites include THE PERSIAN QUARTER, GO, DOG. GO!, BAT BOY THE MUSICAL, and WATER LILIES from CABBIES, COWBOYS, AND THE TREE OF THE WEEPING VIRGIN. Cynthia has been in the world of dance and theatre professionally for 35 years, during which time she performed in the Broadway, National, and International companies of A CHORUS LINE. Cynthia is proud to serve the Salt Lake Acting Company and its mission to develop and produce vital new work.
KEVIN MATHIE (Musical Director, Music Arranger/Orchestrator, Keyboards) is currently the resident Musical Director at the Grand Theatre. His recent directing and conducting credits include XANADU, WIZARD OF OZ, URINETOWN, THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES, OLIVER, BINGO THE MUSICAL, SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE!, FOUR GUYS NAMED JOSE, MUSICAL OF MUSICALS THE MUSICAL, CABARET, and MY FAIR LADY, only to name a few. This is also his eighth SATURDAY'S VOYEUR. He has worked for many years as a local musician, musical director, composer and arranger. Audiences may also have seen Kevin in various other productions at Salt Lake Acting Company, Egyptian Theatre Company in Park City, Pioneer Theatre Company and Rodgers Memorial Theatre. As a composer for theatre, Kevin has produced complete original vocal scores for SHEAR LUCK (The Grand Theatre), RUMPELSTILTSKIN (Utah Musical Theatre, et al.), and JACK AND THE BEANSTALK (Utah Musical Theatre, et al.). He has also written incidental scores for Salt Lake Acting Company's TWO- HEADED and VOICES IN THE DARK, The Grand Theatre's MISS EVERS' BOYS, and OUR TOWN, and Weber State University's DANSE MACABRE. Last year, he also wrote the music and co-wrote the lyrics for Intermountain Health Care's "LiVe" that tours schools throughout Utah. Kevin is a member of the Dramatists Guild.
KEVEN MYHRE(Executive Producer, Set Designer) was chosen to receive the Mayor's Artist Award in the Performing Arts for 2009.Keven was awarded the 2008 City Weekly Award for directing THE CLEAN HOUSE and MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS at Salt Lake Acting Company. His other directing credits at SLAC are RED, ANGELS IN AMERICA: PARTS 1 & 2, THE OVERWHELMING,RABBIT HOLE, I AM MY OWN WIFE, BAD DATES, KIMERBLY AKIMBO, GOING TO ST. IVES,WATER LILIES, THE MEMORY OF WATER, TWO-HEADED, THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE,GROSS INDECENCY: THE THREE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE, C'EST MOI in MERE MORTALS, and THREE DAYS OF RAIN. Keven has designed all of SLAC's sets and many of the costumes for the last seventeen years. He also designed sixteen sets for The Grand Theatre, including ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE, JOHNNYGUITAR, MY FAIR LADY, SONG OF SINGAPORE, MORNING'S AT SEVEN, and GODSPELL.ACCORDING TO COYOTE, WEST SIDE STORY, CROW AND WEASEL, and SOUTH PACIFIC were designed for Sundance Theatre. His designs have also been seen at Pioneer Memorial Theatre, Utah Musical Theatre, Egyptian Theatre, Kingsbury Hall and the Babcock Theatre. His work for the Utah Arts Festival includes site design for the 20th Anniversary. He received a BFA from the University of Utah and a MFA in Theatre from the University of Michigan.
JAMES M. CRAIG (Lighting Designer) has designed the lighting for 40+ shows at SLAC since 1997, most recently for COURSE 86b IN THE CATALOGUE, DOTTIE-THE SISTER LIVES ON, A MAN ENTERS, GOD OF CARNAGE, SATURDAY'S VOYEUR 2011, CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION, BOOM, ANGELS IN AMERICA, and CHARM. James has also designed lights for Plan-B Theatre, Utah Contemporary Theatre, Utah Musical Theatre, The Egyptian Theatre Company, Peery's Egyptian Theatre, Odyssey Dance Theatre, The Grand Theatre, Weber State University, The Emily Company, Georgia Shakespeare Festival, Virginia Stage Company, The Generic Theatre, Little Theatre of the Rockies, U of U Youth Theatre, U of U Lyric Opera Ensemble, and Theatre Inc. Currently James is the Technical Director for the Park City Performing Arts Foundation. James holds a B.S. in Theatre from Weber State University, and is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829. Find out more at http://about.me/jamesmcraig.
JOSH MARTIN(Sound Designer) is delighted to return for his third round at designing Saturday's Voyeur. Select recent works includes SATURDAY'S VOYEUR 2010, SATURDAY'S VOYEUR 2011, GOD OF CARNAGE, (A MAN ENTERS), HOW I BECAME A PIRATE and RED. In addition he is the Master Electrician here at the Salt Lake Acting Company.
BRENDA VAN DER WIEL (Costume Designer) As always, Brenda is happy to be workingfor SLAC. Brenda is part of the design faculty for theUniversity of UtahTheatre Department. She designs regularly for that department as well as forPioneer Theatre and for SLAC. Recent works include RENT, CHRISTMAS STORY,NOISES OFF, THE FOREIGNER and YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU for PioneerTheatre Company; MUCHADO ABOUT NOTHING, THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, DEATH OF A SALESMAN, THE COUNTOF MONTE CRISTO and COMEDY OF ERRORS for Alabama Shakespeare Festival; andA MAN ENTERS, HOW I BECAME A PIRATE, IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE, CHARM,MASTER CLASS, SIX YEARS, THE CLEAN HOUSE, ROUNDING THIRD and END DAYS forSLAC. She also designed several of the recent SATURDAY'S VOYEUR productions, and all but one of the University of Utah's ClassicalGreek Festival productions for the last eighteen years. Before moving to Utah,Brenda also worked at the Seattle Opera, the Santa Fe Opera, and the Utah ShakespeareanFestival.
SHANNON MUSGRAVE (Assistant Choreographer) is thrilled to be able to work on this, her 4th VOYEUR, but this time in a different capacity. There is absolutely nothing like working on SATURDAY'S VOYEUR and she feels so fortunate to be part of this crazy family. Favorite past VOYEUR roles include Betsy Ross, Kate Kopischke, Tea Drinking Hammer Wife, and Uhadda Freebe. Also at SLAC, Shannon has appeared in GO, DOG. GO! and HOW I BECAME A PIRATE. Other Utah credits include 42nd STREET at Pioneer Theatre Co, 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE and ROMEO & JULIET at Pinnacle Acting Co, MUSICAL OF MUSICALS and SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE at The Grand Theatre. Shannon served as choreographer for OLIVER! and THE WIZARD OF OZ at the Grand Theatre and also contributed choreography for Dark Horse Company Theatre's REEFER MADNESS. Shannon received her BA in Musical Theatre from Weber State University and this August, with a heavy heart, she will be leaving SLAC for graduate school in Washington DC. Words can't adequately express the gratitude and love she has for this place. Cynthia, Keven, Al, Nance, and the whole SLAC & VOYEUR family – thank you for these four amazing years.
JANICE JENSON* (Stage Manager) is excited to be returning to Salt Lake Acting Company after Stage Managing SATURDAY'S VOYEUR 2011, COURSE 86B IN THE CATAOLGUE, DOTTIE: THE SISTER LIVES ON, GOD OF CARNAGE, & CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION. ASM credits include THE LEGEND OF TIMPANOGOS, (Utah Regional Ballet), CINDERELLA, MY FAIR LADY, 42ND STREET (Tuacahn), & MESA VERDE (Plan-B). Stage management credits include: TICK, TICK...BOOM!, REEFER MADNESS, A NEW BRAIN, THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS (Dark Horse), SAM I WAS (SLAC Fringe Festival), HAIR, FAME, THE AWESOME 80'S PROM, RENTED CHRISTMAS, & DANNY AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA (Egyptian). She is a graduate of BYU and was selected as a USITT 2008 Stage Management Mentee, where she stage managed The History of Drag. Thanks to Max for his support!
PENNY PENDLETON* (Assistant Stage Manager) Penny's past SLAC credits are Stage Manager for RED and Assistant Stage Manager for SATURDAY'S VOYEUR 2011. Currently she is a Producer for Zion Theatre Company, and in the fall will resume being the Production Tour/Stage Manager for Intermountain's LiVe Assembly. Past credits include: Stage Manager JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (Egyptian Theatre), Outreach Stage Manager OLIVER BUTTON IS A SISSY, REACHING OUT, TALKING TO MYSELF, and MAKING MY LIFE INTO ART (PCPA Theatrefest). She trained in Stage Management at the Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts and attended Utah Valley University on a full tuition performance scholarship.
* Member of Actor's Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage managers in the United States
Front Row Reviewers | Salt Lake Acting Company's Saturday's Voyeur Pokes Fun, But In A Good Way | Joel Applegate | August 14, 2012
SLUG Magazine | Saturday's Voyeur 2012 @ Salt Lake Acting Company 07.27 | Ben Trentelman | August 7, 2012
Utah Theater Bloggers | Saturday's Voyeur 2012 Has Its Moments | Tony Porter | August 2, 2012
Back Stage Utah | Voyeur Gives Peek Into The Mormon Moment | Michele Rideout | July 19, 2012
The Let's Go Eat Show | Podcast with Cynthia Fleming| Bill Allred | July 16, 2012
Salt Lake Magazine | A "Voyeur" with heart (and bouncing Buddhas) | Glen Warchol | July 13, 2012
Gay Salt Lake | Theatre Review: Saturday's Voyeur | Tony Hobday | July 11, 2012
City Weekly | Rollicking Cabaret Show For "The Rest Of Us" | Brandon Burt | July 10, 2012
SLCene | Saturday's Voyeur at Salt Lake Acting Company | Dan Nailen | July 8, 2012
The Standard Examiner | 'Voyeur' Capitalizes on 'Hot' Mormons| Amy Nicholson | June 27, 2012
Salt Lake Tribune | Satire by the Mittful: SLAC Mines the 'Mormon Moment' | Ben Fulton | June 20, 2012
Salt Lake Tribune | Roll the ball with Salt Lake Acting Company's "Saturday's Voyeur" cast | Ben Fulton | June 7, 2012
Yahoo News | Lauren Noll and Emilie Starr kiss a Mitt Romney cutout during a gay pride parade in Salt Lake City | Jim Urquhart | June 3, 2012
As Saturday's Voyeur is a unique facet of this community, Utah's Pioneer Day parade shares the same distinction. Only in Utah. Pioneer Day outshines Independence Day, it closes liquor stores and demands remembrance of the 'promised land'. This pretty great state holiday is fodder for local artisans of all stripes to capture. Before the show and throughout intermission, please visit "Temples, Tanks & Clowns: The Haze of '47", Photographer, Paul Winder's 22-year retrospective on Utah's annual pioneer heritage parade.
It has only been within the last few decades that Paul's lens has been more keenly focused on what he dubs a "peculiar people" and the "Mardi Gras atmosphere" they present as a "religion goes on parade," as he describes it: "This year with all the eyes of America focusing on the Mormons, this gathering represents the strange way Utahns show off their myths and beliefs," Winder says of his take on 2012's Mormon Moment.
Our Green Room Gallery is a collective endeavor between community and artists. We offer a variety of works and media throughout our seasons based on inspiration from SLAC's play content. We encourage and foster art and donate all profits from Green Room showings to the exhibiting artists. If you also harbor love of visual arts and would care to underwrite our gallery works, please contact Cassie at 801.363.0526 or .
Title: Temples, Tanks and Clowns: The Haze of '47
Included: 40 8"x10" framed prints
Price: $50 Framed, $40 Unframed