The David Ross Fetzer Foundation for Emerging Artists Grant

Salt Lake Acting Company (SLAC) is proud to partner with The David Ross Fetzer Foundation for Emerging Artists for the fourth year to offer a playwright 35 years of age or younger a grant for a week-long rehearsal and development process of a new work, culminating in a public staged reading at Salt Lake Acting Company.

Applications and scripts will be accepted from January 8, 2018 through February 26, 2018. A selection committee consisting of playwrights, producers, directors, and young theatre artists will judge the submissions, selecting a winner by May 1, 2018.

The selected playwright will have his or her travel and accommodations for a week in Salt Lake City paid for, as well as a week of workshops and rehearsals with a professional director, cast, and creative team at Salt Lake Acting Company, a not-for-profit theatre company that has developed and produced new work for 47 years. A staged reading of the selected work will take place Monday, July 16, 2018 at SLAC and will be free and open to the public.


The grant provides:

  • Travel and accommodations to Salt Lake City
  • A weeklong workshop with a professional director and company of actors 
  • A staged reading and post-play discussion at SLAC - free and open to the public





Past Winners:

2017 - Rae Binstock for her play LAND OF NO MERCY. Read more about her here.
Finalists: KINGS OF AMERICA by Sean Patrick Nill and THE ROOM WHERE I WAS HELD by David Zax.

2016 - Brynne Frauenhoffer for her play SYNCHRONICITY. Read more about her here.
Finalists: CHILL by Eleanor Burgess, SINNER-MAN by Liz Maestri, and PASSING TIME IN ANIMAL TOWN by Ryan Oliveira.

2015 - Katherine Vondy for her play THE FERMI PARADOX. Read about her here



For more information about this grant, contact Shannon Musgrave, Associate Artistic Director: 801-363-7522 or