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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

SLAC Announces 2010-11 Board of Trustees

Salt Lake Acting Company News Release


The Salt Lake Acting Company announces its 2010-2011 Board of Trustees and the appointment of three new board members.

Steve Brinton, Board President says: “It is a real honor to be elected President of the Salt Lake Acting Company during its 40th year season. The Salt Lake Acting Company and its Board is committed to supporting local professional artists and presenting innovative and thought-provoking plays for our Utah audiences. This is our mission and it’s why audiences have continued to support us for 40 years. Our new season reflects this mission and has something for everyone – 2 dramas, 2 comedies, Saturday’s Voyeur and a children’s play, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. It may be our best season ever!”

Keven Myhre and Cynthia Fleming, Executive Producers say: “Salt Lake Acting Company is fortunate to be supported by this dedicated group of people that have the best interest of the theatre at heart. Our Board of Trustees will help guide SLAC forward by building on its history and success.”

There are three new additions to the Salt Lake Acting Company’s Board of Trustees – Dru Damico, Marian Jacobsen, and Brett Neilson.

Dru Damico is Managing Partner of Sedgwick Management Group, a commercial real estate advisory company which he founded in July of 2009. Mr. Damico earned a B.S. degree from Fairfield University in Management Information Systems. A native of New York, he and his wife Amy settled in Salt Lake City in 2002 and they have three young boys. Early in his education process, Mr. Damico was a theatre major and has been active in attending local theatre both here and in New York.

Marian Jacobsen has been in medical research for over 20 years with Intermountain Healthcare, has served as a Planning Commissioner in Draper City for 7 years (the last 3 years as Chairman), and has been the business manager for Burn Pattern Analysis, a forensic fire investigation firm for 10 years. Ms. Jacobsen has her MBA from Westminster College and her undergraduate degree from the University of Utah.

Ms. Jacobsen says: “The arts are one of my passions therefore I have been a supporter and season ticket holder of SLAC since I attended my first Saturday’s Voyeur years ago. In my opinion, SLAC provides a theatre experience for Utah that is unique, reasonably priced and offers entertainment as well as diversity.”

Brett Neilson works as an IT Project Manager for Tomax Corporation where he assists retail companies with the implementation of their point of sale solutions. Neilson speaks at numerous IT conferences and has co-authored two IT security books. Mr. Neilson has been involved in theatre and theatre production since 1991, when he started working as a member of stage crew. He has been a SLAC season ticket holder for the past three years and has been attending Saturday’s Voyeur for many years.


Steve M. Brinton – President
New York Life/Brinton Financial Group

Brett Johnson – Vice President
General Counsel, StorageCraft Technology

Sheryl Ivey – Secretary
Salt Lake County – Office of the Mayor

Don Sorensen – Treasurer
CPA, Sorensen Vance

Joel Morris – Past President

Byron Barkley – Board Member at Large
Wilson-Davis Co.

Gerry Nichols – Board Member at Large
NJRA Architects

Ron Allen
Utah Public Service Commission

Kimberly Antonsen
Manager, Western Electricity Coordinating Council

James Bardsley
Vice President, U of U Health Science Center

John Becker
John Becker Public Relations, Inc.

Dru Damico
Sedgwick Management Group, LLC

Marian Jacobsen
Intermountain Healthcare

Tamrika Khvtisiashvili
Video Artist/Blue Plate Diner

A. Howard Lundgren
Durham Jones & Pinegar L.L.W.

Brett Neilson
Tomax Corporation

Joann Price
District Supervisor, SLC School District

Laura Reilly
Salt Lake Community Action Program

Colleen Sorensen
Sorensen Vance


ANGELS IN AMERICA by Tony Kushner. Directed by Keven Myhre.
With Alexis Baigue, Alexander Bala, Colleen Baum, Lucas Bybee, Sean J. Carter,
Charles Lynn Frost, Nell Gwynn, Christy Summerhays

DATES Previews: October 6-7, 2010
Opening: October 8, 2010
Closing: November 7, 2010

TIMES Previews: Wed & Thurs- 7:30 p.m.
Regular: Wed –Sat- 7:30 p.m.
Sun- 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Oct 11th @ 7 pm – Free New Play Sounding Series reading of David Kranes’ COURTING DISASTER
Oct 24th @ 5 pm – Free Panel Discussion – Angels in Utah: A 25 year perspective: Family, Politics, Mormons, Aids, Gays
Nov 5th & 6th @ 7:30 pm and Nov 7th @ 2 pm – staged reading performances of ANGELS IN AMERICA, Part 2: PERESTROIKA – Tickets: $15

Tickets range from $15-$41 depending on performance. Student, Under 30, Senior and Group discounts available – call 801-363-7522

ANGELS*EXPLOSIONS*TRANSFORMATIONS - Subscribe to one of the most entertaining seasons ever produced at SLAC.

Salt Lake Acting Company
168 W. 500 N. SLC, UT

SLAC was founded in 1970 and is dedicated to producing, commissioning and developing new works and to supporting a community of professional artists. SLAC has been nationally recognized by the Shubert Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Edgerton Foundation, among others. SLAC is a Constituent Member of Theatre Communications Group, a national organization for non-profit professional regional theatres, and the National New Play Network.

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