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.


Read all about this year's winner, Charly Evon Simpson, and her play, FORM OF A GIRL UNKNOWN.

Join us for a free reading of Charly's play Monday, July 16 @ 7pm!


2018 Finalists:

MOTHER’S SON by Dominic Finocchiaro
WATCH ME JUMP by Jeremy Gable
BLACK CREEK RISIN’ by LaDarrion Williams.


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