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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Executive Director @ Utah Nonprofits Association | Deadline: Oct 28

Salary: $50,000 - $60,000, DOE
Job Description: Announcement of Executive Director Position

Reports to: Chair, Board of Directors

Status: Full-time, exempt

Salary: $50,000 - $60,000, dependent upon experience (non-negotiable above $60,000)
$2000 health benefit allowance package, 401(k), six weeks vacation


The Utah Nonprofits Association Strengthens Organizations that Strengthen our Community. Led by experienced nonprofit executives and community leaders, this membership organization has been the voice of the sector for 21 years. With a focus on Knowledge, Benefits and Engagement, we are Utah’s leading authority on the nonprofit sector. UNA provides research, networking, advocacy, member benefits and training on management, fundraising and financial accountability throughout the state of Utah. UNA seeks to promote a greater understanding of the role and impact of the nonprofit sector and encourages cooperative efforts among community-minded corporate entities, government agencies and nonprofit organizations. Our current membership includes over 650 organizations and individuals; including arts and culture groups, historical societies, homeless and battered women’s shelters, agencies that provide basic needs to individuals and families, museums, agencies that improve the lives of children and individuals with disabilities, and environmental and animal protection groups.


Utah Nonprofits Association is seeking a visionary leader to continue the legacy of service to the Utah nonprofit community, and to implement the Board of Director’s strategic plan. The Executive Director is the primary administrator of UNA and reports directly to the Board of Directors. This position is responsible for financial management, human resources (managing office staff), program and policy development, public relations, fundraising and event management and oversight of all activities of the organization. The Executive Director is the spokesperson for UNA and is often called on by the press for comment on the nonprofit sector. The ideal candidate for this position will have a passionate commitment to the nonprofit sector as demonstrated through their experience, education or volunteerism.

The three opportunities that await the successful candidate include:
1. being a strong voice of the nonprofit community throughout the state, including training and advocacy
2. continuing to build a strong development program and organizational financial sustainability
3. continuing to build and sustain strong relationships with nonprofit organizations, foundations, government, corporations, etc.

The ideal candidate is an executive at a respected nonprofit or public institution, or alternatively, brings significant nonprofit experience developed through voluntary service in the sector.

Functions of the Position: (We recognize that this is a broad, comprehensive list of duties achieved in collaboration with a working Board of Directors. Each candidate will be asked to respond to his/her key areas of strength and focus.)

• Demonstrate cutting-edge knowledge of nonprofit and public policy issues;
• Effectively communicate the vision and mission of UNA and develop a statewide strategic marketing plan;
• Develop strong relationships and collaborations with Board members, nonprofit organizations, foundations, individual donors, sponsors, community partners, government entities, corporations, educational institutions and research institutions;
• Serves as primary representative and passionate advocate of UNA and the nonprofit sector to general public, media, and other organizations statewide;
• Function as the spokesperson for UNA and the voice for the nonprofit sector all of Utah;
• Demonstrate and model personal integrity and ethics;
• Function as a coach and mentor to members and prospective members;
• Develop strong relationships and collaborations for member nonprofits statewide.

Board Engagement:
• Report directly to the Chair of the Board who evaluates performance annually;
• Serve as a resource to the Board, assisting with agendas, meeting logistics and communications;
• Attend all meetings of Board and Executive Committee as nonvoting member;
• Provide background for Board to make informed decisions in developing policies and strategic plans;
• Collaborate with Board to develop strategic plans, goals, objectives, action items and timelines;
• Ensure implementation of Board policies and strategic plan;
• Report to the Board on progress and course corrections of strategic plan, objectives and timelines;
• Recommend and initiate new policies and program to enhance UNA’s mission, strategic plan and services;
• Monitor, assist and coordinate the activities of all UNA committees to insure effective Board governance;
• Assist with Board recruitment and training.

Fund Raising and Management:
• Collaborate with Board Development Committee to develop a fundraising plan to meet current and long term financial needs for Board approval;
• Implement fundraising strategies with support from Board;
• Write grant proposals and negotiate grant awards;
• Monitor grant programs for compliance and produce all required reporting.

Financial Management:
• Collaborate with Board Finance Committee to develop an annual budget for Board approval;
• Approve and directs expenditures within the Board approved budget;
• Appropriately maintain all financial records;
• Prepare monthly financial statements for Executive Committee and Board review.

• Oversee and supervise the daily operation of the UNA office and functions;
• Manage all aspects of human resources including recruitment, selection, development, coaching, team building, performance review and termination of volunteers, interns and staff;
• Oversee implementation of workshops, seminars, conferences, breakfast events, networking socials and forums;
• Oversee implementation of membership recruitment and retention programs, benefits, resources, publications, website, advocacy, and service provider arrangements;
• Oversee implementation of nonprofit sector research and production of reports;
• Ensure program quality and consistency including evaluations and member satisfaction surveys;
• Comply with all national, state and local legal and reporting requirements.

Marketing and Public Relations:
• Collaborate with Board to develop and implement communication, lobbying and advocacy plans and position statements;
• Perform as liaison to UNA members, donors, corporate sponsors and government officials;
• Oversee UNA marketing of training, events and member benefits.

Other duties may arise as the strategic plan evolves over time.

Required Skills and Background:
• Demonstrates personal ethics and integrity and will support and model the UNA Code of Ethics;
• At least 7 years of professional experience with demonstrable increases in administrative, programmatic and managerial responsibilities;
• Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree, Nonprofit Academy of Excellence Certificate or CFRE preferred;
• Demonstrated success in developing and managing an annual budget in excess of $250,000;
• Experience in project management, research and evaluation;
• Demonstrated fundraising and special events success as well as understanding of the principles of effective fundraising;
• Excellent oral and written communication skills;
• Exceptional interpersonal skills;
• Proven experience providing direction, leadership and vision to a nonprofit staff, board and/or volunteers;
• Proven experience with public relations, media relations and marketing on a statewide level;
• Ability to develop statewide partnerships and collaborations to further the UNA mission.

How to Apply: Email a cover letter, salary requirements and resume to the UNA Executive Director Search Committee at UNA.resume@gmail.com. Please include three references, her/his relationship to you, and a current contact phone number for each.

Application Closing Date: Friday, October 28, 2011, 5:00 p.m. Applicants will be notified by mail prior to November 4 as to his/her status. Please, no phone calls to UNA staff.

For more information: To learn more about the Utah Nonprofits Association, please visit our website at www.utahnonprofits.org.

Thank you for your interest in Utah Nonprofits Association!
How to Apply: Email a cover letter, salary requirements and resume to the UNA Executive Director Search Committee at UNA.resume@gmail.com. Please include three references, her/his relationship to you, and a current contact phone number for each.

Closing Date: October 28, 2011, 5:00PM
Your Website: Visit organizational website.
Contact:Contact Name: UNA Executive Director Search Committee
Email: UNA.resume@gmail.com

Grants Writer (part-time) Utah Museum of Fine Arts | Deadline: Nov 30

Salary: Commensurate with Expereince
Job Description: The Utah Museum of Fine Arts is located on the campus of the University of Utah, and offers visitors the opportunity to explore over 5,000 years of human creativity with a collection of almost 18,000 objects and art works from classic Greek and Roman antiquities to cutting-edge, contemporary art. Founded in 1914, the UMFA is the State of Utah’s official museum, creating exhibitions and programs which serve a wide array of audiences. The Museum is located in the award-winning Marcia and John Price Museum Building.

Job Summary:

The UMFA Grants Writer assists the Director of Development and External Relations in performing administrative and technical functions associated with grants, contracts, and other agreements from external funding sources. The incumbent in this results-oriented position will write persuasive proposals and interim and final reports as required. The Grants Writer may serve as a liaison to the Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP), the Office of the Vice President of Research, and other entities as necessary.


Bachelor's degree in a related area or equivalency, plus three years related grant writing experience or equivalency required. The candidate should possess background knowledge and experience in all areas of the job summary. The incumbent must be able to work independently and effectively under pressure, and must possess strong communication and organizational skills.


Master’s Degree and museum experience and/or art background preferred.

Essential Functions:

• Identifies and communicates potential funding opportunities to the Director of Development and External Relations.
• Coordinates budget preparation and design with Museum staff for contract and grant applications.
• Writes proposals, ensures completeness and adherence to required institutional documentation and deadlines.
• Maintains a current knowledge of changing institutional policies and federal requirements governing externally funded grants and contracts.
• Coordinates with Central Development Office staff and OSP staff to ensure procedure compliance.
• Monitors project to ensure compliance with grantor and University requirements for funds received.

Standard Hours per Week: 19 hours
Work Schedule Summary: Flexible, may require additional hours when meeting grant deadlines.
Other: This is a part-time, non-benefited position.

The University of Utah is an equal opportunity employer.
How to Apply: Submit an application online through the University of Utah's website.
Closing Date: 11/30/11
Your Website: Visit organizational website.
Job Post Link: Visit additional job posting information.
Contact:Contact Name: Lisa Arnette
Email: lisa.arnette@umfa.utah.edu

Natural History Museum of Utah Grand Opening Community Gala (SLC: Nov 17)

Natural History Museum of Utah Grand Opening Community Gala
Celebrate the Natural History Museum of Utah's new home, the Rio Tinto Center, at the community gala on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m.  New exhibits immerse visitors in the evolution, diversity and mystery of life on Earth, as Utah reveals it. One night only, get face-to-face with the craftsmen who built it, the designers who envisioned it, and the scientists whose stories it tells. For guests 21 and older, $45 per person.


"Miss Evers' Boys" by David Feldshuh auditions at The Grand Theatre (SLC: Nov 5)

October 17, 2011
Richard Scott
The Grand Theatre
Phone: 801-957-3263
Fax: 801-957-3113

"Miss Evers' Boys" by David Feldshuh auditions at The Grand Theatre

Salt Lake City, UT - The Grand Theatre will hold auditions for "Miss Evers’ Boys" on Saturday, Nov. 5th from 10: 00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. at the South City Campus (Room W181) on the 1st floor located at 1575 South State Street in Salt Lake City.  All roles are open.

Those auditioning should come prepared having read the script with resumes and headshots. Scripts are available for check-out from the Box Office for a 2 hour period. Auditioners should also be prepared to read from the show.  All conflicts need to be made known at time of audition. Rehearsals begin in December.  Toni Byrd is directing.

To reserve an audition time, please call the box office at 801-957-3322.

About the Show
Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1992
In an effort to get medical help for the sharecroppers in rural Alabama, Nurse Evers convinces the local men to join a government study to treat venereal disease. Four of the men, who have formed an amateur song-and-dance group, compete in "gillie" competitions. They are the focus of Nurse Evers care. When money for treatment runs out, Nurse Evers is faced with a difficult decision: to tell the men they are no longer being treated and are now part of a research study, or follow the lead of the doctors she respects and the tenets of the nursing profession. 

All the characters except for Dr. Douglas are African American.
·      Eunice Evers, age 28, a public-health nurse
·      Dr. Eugene Brodus, age 40, Administrative Head, Memorial Hospital, Tuskegee, Alabama
·      Dr. John Douglas, age 34, field physician, United States Public Health Service
·      Willie Johnson, age 19, a tenant farmer and a dancer
·      Caleb Humphries, age 25, a tenant farmer
·       Hodman Bryan, age 37, a tenant farmer
·       Ben Washington, age 57, a tenant farmer

Performance dates: Feb. 2 - 18, 2011

Times: Evening performances 7:30pm (no Monday, Tuesday or Sundays), Saturday matinees 2:00pm on Feb. 4 and 11, 2011.

Location: The Grand Theatre, 1575 South State Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84115




Salt Lake City, UT: KRCL 90.9 FM is proud of its listeners for raising a record-breaking amount of funds during the recent Radiothon fundraiser October 1–9, 2011.

There were over 2,000 pledges of support and 825 new members totaling a record of $276,253 raised over the 9-day drive.

KRCL comes to its listeners twice a year in the spring and fall for Radiothon, then once during the summer for a Community Drive to ask for contributions. Member and local business support accounts for more than 80 percent of the station’s operating budget.

“We are thrilled at the outpouring of support from the community,” says Amy Dwyer, KRCL’s Interim General Manager. “In these tough economic times, it’s exciting to see people supporting the music, information and community affairs programming that KRCL provides.”

KRCL was founded in 1978 and is an independent, non-profit community radio station broadcasting from its studios on 1971 West North Temple in Salt Lake City.

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The Grand Theatre Presents: A Town Hall Meeting with Edward James Olmos (SLC: Nov 9)

The Grand Theatre Presents:
A Town Hall Meeting with Edward James Olmos

Salt Lake City, UT – Edward James Olmos is an actor, producer, director and community activist.  He will be the guest speaker at The Grand Theatre on Wednesday, November 9 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mr. Olmos’ presentation will be in English. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions of Mr. Olmos in both English and Spanish. The event is free and open to the public and is located at The Grand Theatre, Salt Lake Community College, 1575 South State Street. Parking is available behind the building.

Olmos has won an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for his portrayal of Lt. Castillo on the Miami Vice TV series as well as an Oscar nomination for his role in Stand and Deliver.  Olmos is also a dedicated philanthropist, taking a special interest in the problems facing youth and serves as executive director of the Lives in Hazard Educational Project, a national gang prevention program funded by the US Department of Justice.

This event is sponsored by the following entities of Salt Lake Community College: Arts and Cultural Events, Hispanic Latino Club, Latinos in Action Club, Multicultural Initiatives Department, and the Social Work Club. Additional supporters include Salt Lake County Mayor’s Office of Diversity; Salt Lake City Office of Diversity & Human Rights; Department of Community and Culture, Multicultural Affairs Office; Colors of Success; Centro Cívico Mexicano; Utah Coalition of La Raza; and the Utah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. For further information, please visit www.slcc.edu/ace or www.the-grand.org.

Date:   Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Time:   6:30 -8:30 p.m.
Location:   Salt Lake Community College, South City Campus, Grand Theatre, 1575 South State Street, Salt Lake City, UT  84115
For additional information or special needs, please contact Meredith Entrikin, (801) 957-3033, Meredith.entrikin@slcc.edu; or Kandace Steadman, (801) 957-3447, Kandace.steadman@slcc.edu.

Utah Division of Arts & Museums Visual Arts Fellowship Applications Available

Note: Much of the following information was included in a press release issued September 19, 2011.

Utah Division of Arts & Museums
Visual Arts Fellowship Applications Available

SALT LAKE CITY — Guidelines and online applications for the Utah Division of Arts & Museums 2012 Visual Arts Fellowships are now available to Utah artists at utahartsandmuseums.utah.gov.  The deadline for applications is November 4, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.

“Visual arts fellowships acknowledge artistic excellence, and are designed to help further the professional development of Utah’s working artists,” says Margaret Hunt, Director of the Utah Division of Arts & Museums. “Recognizing and encouraging excellence in the visual arts has been a priority of the division since it was formed in 1899.”

Artists must be Utah residents not enrolled in a degree or certificate-granting program, creating in crafts, drawing, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture or new genres such as conceptual arts and video. The fellowships are competitive and applying artists must demonstrate professionalism in their art through quality images and documentation.

Two $10,000 fellowships are awarded annually to encourage visual artists in advancing their professional careers.  Funds do not have to be matched.
The juror for the 2012 visual arts fellowships is Seattle-based artist Cris Bruch, who has completed a number of public art commissions in the northwest in addition to maintaining his studio practice. Over the past 25 years, his career has encompassed found-object sculptures, street rubbings, socio-political actions, refined sculpture and works on paper. He holds an MFA in sculpture and an MA in video from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, as well as a BFA in ceramics/sculpture from the University of Kansas, Lawrence. His works are included in the collections of Microsoft Corporation, Henry Art Gallery-University of Washington, Seattle Art Museum, and the New York Public Library Print Collection.

Visit artsandmuseums.utah.gov -- Areas of Interest -- Visual Arts -- Visual Arts Fellowships to access the guidelines and online application. For more information  contact Visual Arts Manager Lila Abersold, 801.533.3581, labersold@utah.gov. Media inquiries should be directed to Wendi Hassan, 801.860.6396, whassan@utah.gov. 

About the Utah Division of Arts & Museums
The Utah Division of Arts & Museums is a division of the Utah Department of Community and Culture with a goal to promote innovation in and the growth of Utah’s arts and culture community. The Division provides funding, education, and technical services to individuals and organizations statewide so that all Utahns, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or economic status, can access, understand, and receive the benefits of arts and culture. Additional information on programs and services can be found at artsandmuseums.utah.gov or by calling 801.236.7555.

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Utah Film Center together with support from the Utah Autism Foundation, the Disability Law Center, O.C. Tanner, the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, and countless community partners have joined forces to produce three days of events aimed at increasing community awareness about disability and the critical role that media can play in promoting understanding and acceptance.

October 19, 2011


Salt Lake City Utah – With more than 400,000 Utahns living with disabilities and the third highest rate of Autism in the nation, Temple Grandin’s visit to the state in celebration of the life and impact of the real Rain Man, Salt Lake City native Kim Peek, promises to be a deeply impactful and personal experience. 

Jessica Kerr, a Utah mother of an 11 year-old with Autism says that “Temple’s story has helped us so much in dealing with the times that people tell us all of the things that our son will never be able to do.  Her story has helped our other children to see that people with disabilities can do amazing things in life and have the ability to change the world.”

The Utah Film Center together with support from the Utah Autism Foundation, the Disability Law Center, O.C. Tanner, the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, and countless community partners have joined forces to produce three  days of events aimed at increasing community awareness about disability and the critical role that media can play in promoting understanding and acceptance.  
The events kick-off with a free showing of the Golden Globe and Emmy Award-Winning HBO Film Temple Grandin at the Salt Lake City Public Library on November 1st.  Dr. Grandin will be on hand for a Q&A immediately following the film.   She will spend Wednesday the 2nd at Utah State University meeting with students, faculty and community members and agriculture professionals.  On the 3rd, Dr. Grandin will visit with parents and faculty at schools serving children with Autism and participate in a book signing at Art Access Gallery.  

Events will culminate Thursday evening at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center with Barry Morrow, the Academy Award®-winning screenwriter of Rain Man, presenting the Peek Award to Dr. Grandin and permanently loaning his Oscar® statuette for the people of Salt Lake City to enjoy through the Utah film Center, in celebration of the legacy of Kim Peek, who served as the inspiration for the film Rain Man. Dr. Grandin will give an exciting keynote address about her ability to “think in pictures” and making the case that people on the Autism spectrum have an important role to play in society.

The purpose of the Peek Award is to annually honor an actor, filmmaker or subject of a film who best embodies the energy and passion of Rain Man and Kim Peek and is helping to promote positive images about people with disabilities in our society.  Joining Dr. Grandin in this exciting celebration will be Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker and father of the real Rain Man, Francis Peek.  The evening will be emceed by journalist Carole Mikita. For a complete schedule of events and additional information about the participants and the award, please contact Levi Elder or Eric Mitchell.

For more information, please contact:
Levi Elder, Utah Film Center at 801-746-7000
Eric Mitchell, Fifth Ocean Consulting at 801-366-4548


Statement from the Salt Lake City Public Library Board of Directors President Kevin Werner and Secretary Elizabeth Barlow Gupta

Statement from the Salt Lake City Public Library Board of Directors President Kevin Werner and Secretary Elizabeth Barlow Gupta

Changing technology, shifting demographics and evolving service needs are challenging public libraries to demonstrate their relevance and role in the community. The Salt Lake City Public Library Board of Directors has tasked the Director and employees to help us adapt and lead the change. 

The Library’s Strategic Plan is a focused, creative and modern operational guide in order to better serve our diverse city. With the community’s support, we are building two new library branches. We are providing record levels of traditional library use as well as innovative programming. Our staff is teaching individuals the critical technology skills they need to be active members of our community and economy.  We are making landmark progress with outreach programs in early literacy and language. And we are creating policy and procedure to build a professional organization with opportunities for professional advancement.

The Salt Lake City Public Library’s commitment to free speech and its handling of a number of personnel issues has been under media scrutiny recently. As the governing body of the Library, the Library Board believes that the recent media coverage has omitted some important facts.

The Library is dedicated to freedom of speech and transparency, demonstrated by the Board’s support of policies and funding of collections and resources representing all points of view and in the access provided to these resources for all members of the community.

Additionally, the Board holds itself to the highest standards for operating in an open and transparent manner. In recent months, it has worked to increase transparency by adopting a transparency policy as well as public comment and communications procedures that advance this goal.

The Board supports freedom of speech of employees. We encourage employees to bring forth their concerns in a constructive manner, and the Library provides many internal channels. A clearly outlined grievance procedure is available to all employees.

Similar to many other public institutions, the Library recently set guidelines on appropriate use of email, specifically emails sent to all employees. The guidelines were constructed to clearly define expectations for current policies relating to professional conduct and respect for other employees. The Library has a responsibility to taxpayers to ensure internal communications systems are used for appropriate organizational purposes.

While the Library does not monitor or limit employee speech on their personal social networking sites, it is imperative that Library employees do not use their social networking activities to violate patron privacy. The Library holds patron privacy as a core value and a critical policy. Protection of patron privacy is not only found in the Library’s own policies but is also found in the American Library Association’s Code of Ethics. Freedom of speech does not trump this policy. The Library Board takes violations of this principle very seriously.

The Library Board acknowledges the concerns between Library administration and employees. In response to this, the Library Board adopted a new Strategic Plan outcome – Achieving Organization Excellence. This outcome is intended to build “professionalism, creativity, accountability, teamwork, adaptability, leadership and management skills” among the library’s staff. The Library Board more than tripled the budget for staff training and development for the current fiscal year to support this Strategic P­lan outcome.

We are strongly committed to serving the community we represent and we have directed Library Director Beth Elder to ensure that the public trust is preserved, services are delivered to the community effectively and efficiently, and the Library is well prepared for the future.

As a Board, we are committed to the highest standards of service and professionalism at the Salt Lake City Public Library, standards our community expects and deserves.



Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change is the perfect date night musical. As tickets sell for SUU’s production of the musical comedy about modern relationships, the Department of Theatre Arts and Dance has added a late night performance to the run of the show. On Friday, November 4, 2011, there will be a performance of the musical that begins at 11:00pm. Southern Utah University’s College of Performing and Visual Arts presents the witty revue October 27-29 and November 3-5, at the Auditorium Theatre in Cedar City. There is limited seating only for all performances which begin at 7:30pm. Delighting audiences across the country, it is the second longest running Off-Broadway musical featuring book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music by Jimmy Roberts.  

Directed by T. Anthony Marotta, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change presents a series of vignettes on the ever-elusive subjects of love and relationships. The play's tagline is "Everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit,” says it all. This musical comedy revue includes "Always a Bridesmaid", "Men Who Talk and the Women Who Pretend They're Listening" and "On the Highway of Love", to name a few. "I loved it, it's perfect, now see it!" said The Observer. With its adult themes and situations, the musical is recommended for mature audiences.

The ensemble cast features Elisa Black, Tatem Credille, Josh Durfey, Jayson LeBaron, Redge Palmer and MacKenzie Pedersen playing over 40 roles characters in a variety of male/female relationships.

The all student creative team includes scenic designer Ruby Graves, costume designer Molly Niederhauser, lighting designer Ryan Orcutt, sounder engineer/designer Kami Christiansen and make-up and hair designer Emilie Anderson. Kaitlyn Woolley is assistant director and Miriam Gonzalez serves as stage manager.

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change is the perfect date-night comedy for adults. Ticket prices are: $10 General Admission; $8 SUU Faculty/Staff, $5 Youth and free for SUU students with a valid ID. Money-saving season subscriptions are still available for Theatre Arts and Dance Series (which includes six events) at $48 for the General Public and $24 for Student/Child.  For tickets, call (435) 586-7872, Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm, or purchase at the Centrum Arena box office. Tickets may be purchased online at www.suu.edu/arts.

The Theatre Arts and Dance Series continues with the heartfelt Almost, Maine; the song-filled Broadway adaptation Little Women the Musical; Breaking Bounds: a Student Dance Concert; and Journeys: a Faculty Dance Concert

The Southern Utah University College of Performing and Visual Arts is comprised of nationally accredited departments of Art and Design, Music, Theatre Arts and Dance, as well as a graduate program in Arts Administration. The College offers 16 different degree areas, including liberal arts Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees; professional Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts in art and theatre degrees; and a Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration degree. More than 60 full- and part-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 550 majors in the College. Over 1100 students enroll each year in over 195 arts classes on the SUU campus. The College presents 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year. The College’s affiliate organizations include the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, American Folk Ballet, Utah Shakespeare Festival, and the SUU Ballroom Dance Company. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, contact the Office of the Dean at (435) 865-8561, or by e-mail at cpvamktg@suu.edu.

WHAT:             SUU adds a late night performance on Friday, November 4th at 11:00pm of the witty musical revue which spotlights contemporary relationships - the dos and the don'ts.

WHO:               Southern Utah University, College of Performing and Visual Arts,
                        Theatre Arts and Dance Series

WHEN:             October, 27-29 and November 3-5, 2011

TIME:               7:30pm and Fri. Nov. 4 @ 11pm

WHERE:           Auditorium Theatre, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT

TICKETS:         Limited onstage seating. (435) 586-7872, Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm or visit: www.suu.edu/arts or may be purchased at the door if available.

PRICES:           General Adult Admission: $10; SUU Faculty & Staff: $8; Student & Youth: $5;
SUU Students: Free with valid I.D.

WARNING:        Adult themes and situations, the musical is recommended for mature audiences



‘What kind of man claims to know about intelligence and
can’t even see how important his own kids are?”
-Rosie (a man enters)

On November 2, 2011 Salt Lake Acting Company will present the World Premiere of     (a man enters) by Utah playwrights and mother/daughter duo Elaine Jarvik and Kate Jarvik Birch in our intimate Chapel Theatre. The play is a semi-autobiographical and a wildly whimsical comic odyssey about love and family - and what happens after.

First presented last season as a reading in SLAC’s New Play Sounding Series, (a man enters) introduces us to Rosie, an anxious thirty something who is frantically attempting to create the perfect birthday party for her grandmother in hopes that her father Peter will show up. Peter M. Curtis is famous for winning a Nobel Prize for his work in artificial intelligence yet he remains a mystery. Peter is remarried and he hasn’t seen Rosie or her brother Milo in twenty years. The script comically explores the family’s relationship with the idea of Peter, as they each fill his void with their own fantasies.

Director Alexandra Harbold describes the natural humor and honesty of the play: “When someone is absent, you cannot say what you need to say or ask all the questions you need to ask; sometimes you just need a really good fantasy. The Jarviks’ play wrangles with questions of abandonment in a wry, completely unexpected way as Rosie and her family play with the potent, volatile magic of a hoped for encounter.”

(a man enters) started as Elaine & Kate’s own personal catharsis. It was a way to bring to life something that could only happen in their imaginations —a way of seeing and interacting with a man who'd removed himself from their lives so many years before.
“After a while we had to let go of our own longings and eccentricities, and instead write the play that the characters needed.” Elaine says, “Real life was a perfect jumping off point, but once we let go of reality, the play came to life.”

ELAINE JARVIK has spent most of her Utah writing career trying to report the facts, first for the Deseret News and more recently as a freelancer. She is thrilled now to make stuff up. She got her start as a fledgling playwright at Salt Lake Acting Company in a 2004-2005 workshop taught by the theatre’s then Playwright-in-Residence, JT Rogers. Three years later, SLAC presented a reading of her short play, DEAD RIGHT, which had been produced at the 2008 Humana Festival of New American Plays in Louisville. Last season, her full-length play THE COMING ICE AGE was produced by Pygmalion Theatre Co.

KATE JARVIK BIRCH is a visual artist who loves writing as much as she loves painting, and being a true procrastinator, is happy to ping pong between the two passions. She knew she could die happy when her paintings showed up on the set of Glee. Her essay "Private Parts" was published in the literary journal Isotope in 2008 and her short story "Donald" and essay "Mega Volcanoes" were both chosen as finalists in the 2009 Writer's at Work Fellowship Competition. (a man enters) is Kate's first foray into playwriting and she's happy to report that she only wanted to kill her mother a few times during the writing of this play.


SLAC PRODUCTION                                  (A MAN ENTERS)

PLAYWRIGHT                                             Elaine Jarvik & Kate Jarvik Birch

DIRECTOR                                                   Alexandra Harbold

CAST                                                             Joyce Cohen, Terence Goodman, Amanda Mahoney, Deena Marie Manzanares, Jesse Peery

SET DESIGN                                                 Keven Myhre        

COSTUME DESIGN                                     Brenda Van Der Wiel

LIGHTING DESIGN                                       Jim Craig

SOUND DESIGN                                          Josh Martin


DATES                                   Previews:         November 2 & 3 2011
                                                Opening:         November 4, 2011
                                                Closing:           December 4, 2011

TIMES                                    Previews:         Wednesday & Thursday- 7:30 p.m.
                                                Regular:           Wednesday - Saturday- 7:30 p.m.
                                                                        Sun- 1:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. (New Time)


GOD OF CARNAGE by Yasmina Reza, with Darrin Doman, Nell Gwynn, Zack Phifer, Christy Summerhays
DATES                       Opened:          October 12, 2011
                                    Closing:           November 6, 2011

TIMES                        Regular:           Wed – Sat - 7:30 p.m.
                                                            Sun- 1:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.


SLAC PANEL DISCUSSION                      ‘Parents: Do we Deserve a Star or a Time Out?’

MODERATOR                                              Terry Gildea

PANELISTS                                                   Matthew Davis, Muffy Mead-Ferro, Joe & Melanie Borgenicht

DATE & TIME                                              Sunday, October 23, 2011 @ 4 PM  


SLAC  NPSS reading                                     A NIGHT WITH THE FAMILY           

Sponsored by the Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation and the Dramatists Guild Fund                                                         

PLAYWRIGHT                                             Matthew Ivan Bennett

DIRECTOR                                                    Mark Fossen

CAST                                                              Michael Gardner, Mark Gollaher, JJ Peeler, Teresa Sanderson, Richard Scott, Cassandra Stokes-Wylie
DATE & TIME                                               October 24, 2011 @ 7 PM     


Tickets for SLAC productions range from $15-$41 depending on performance. Discounts available for students, 30 & under, and groups of ten or more.

Season subscribers are the heart of Salt Lake Acting Company. See A MAN ENTERS and the rest of the season as a subscriber and always pay the lowest price while having the privilege to exchange your tickets as many times as you want for free. Becoming a subscriber is the best way to support this unique theatre.

Season ticket packages that include 5 plays range from $61-$186.
Tickets available at 801-363-SLAC (7522), at www.saltlakeactingcompany.org, or in person at 168 West 500 North, Salt Lake City, Utah 84103

SLAC is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 professional theatre found 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 operates under a STP Actors Equity Association contract. SLAC is a Constituent Member of Theatre Communications Group, a national organization for non-profit professional regional theatres, and the National New Play Network.

Acclaimed Author Kathy Reichs to speak at City Library (SLC: OCT 26)

Acclaimed Author Kathy Reichs to speak at City Library

October 21, 2011 -  SALT LAKE CITY -  Bestselling author Kathy Reichs will read from and sign her new novel, Seizure, the second novel in the Virals trilogy at the Salt Lake City Main Library on Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

Kathy Reichs’s first novel Déjà Dead catapulted her to fame when it became a New York Times bestseller and won the 1997 Ellis Award for Best First Novel. Her other Temperance Brennan novels include Death du Jour, Deadly Décisions, Fatal Voyage, Grave Secrets, Bare Bones, Monday Mourning, Cross Bones, Break No Bones, Bones to Ashes, Devil Bones, and 206 Bones, Spider Bones (August, 2010). Dr. Reichs is a producer of the hit Fox TV series, Bones, which is based on her work and her novels.

From teaching FBI agents how to detect and recover human remains, to separating and identifying commingled body parts in her Montreal lab, as a forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs has brought her own dramatic work experience to her mesmerizing forensic thrillers. For years she consulted to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in North Carolina, and continues to do so for the Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale for the province of Québec. Dr. Reichs has travelled to Rwanda to testify at the UN Tribunal on Genocide, and helped exhume a mass grave in Guatemala. As part of her work at JPAC (Formerly CILHI) she aided in the identification of war dead from World War II, Korea, and Southeast Asia. Dr. Reichs also assisted with identifying remains found at ground zero of the World Trade Center following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Dr. Reichs is one of only eighty-two forensic anthropologists ever certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. She served on the Board of Directors and as Vice President of both the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and the American Board of Forensic Anthropology, and is currently a member of the National Police Services Advisory Council in Canada. She is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.

Dr. Reichs is a native of Chicago, where she received her Ph.D. at Northwestern. She now divides her time between Charlotte, NC and Montreal, Québec.


Who is driving Utah’s Future?
The Community Foundation of Utah’s 2011 “Enlightened Fifty”

October 22, 2011 -- The Community Foundation of Utah announced today the 2011 class of the “Enlightened Fifty” or E-5-0.  This program recognizes individuals who are a driving force in improving Utah’s future.

Modeled on V-Spring Capital’s V-100, the Foundation received over 200 nominees, who then each selected five individuals, creating the top 50 ‘enlightened entrepreneurs’ or the E-5-O.  The Community Foundation of Utah conducts this process annually, building a network of innovative Utahns committed to the common good.

This year’s E-5-0 includes business and religious leaders, entrepreneurs, academics, community volunteers, journalists, leaders of nonprofits, and elected officials who:

·       pioneer innovative and sustainable approaches to the critical issues facing Utah;
·       demonstrate a commitment to community engagement;
·       make a profound mark on Utah’s quality of life; and
·       value collaboration, entrepreneurship and creativity.

“The Community Foundation of Utah is a forum for people from all walks of life and passions to gain new networks, and drive innovation – together. We are delighted to bring together these extraordinary people who, each in their own way, are committed to the future of our state.” said Greg Warnock, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation and Managing Director of the private equity firm Mercato Partners.

The 2011 E-5-0

Rocky Anderson - High Road for Human Rights
Scott Anderson - Zions Bank
Pete Ashdown - XMission
Karen Ashton - Timpanogos Story Telling Festival
Pamela Atkinson - Community Advocate
Deborah Bayle - United Way of Salt Lake
Ralph Becker - Salt Lake City Mayor
Greg Bell - Lt. Governor of the State of Utah
Cynthia Bioteau, Ph.D.  - Salt Lake Community College
Craig Bott - Grow Utah Ventures
Angela Brown - SLUG Magazine
Gerald Brown - State of Utah Refugee Services
Patrick Byrne, Ph.D. - Overstock.com
Gavin Christensen - Kickstart
Bill Crim - United Way of Salt Lake
Gary Crocker - Crocker Ventures
Tim DeChristopher - Peaceful Uprising
Geralyn Dreyfous - The Utah Film Center
Lisa Eccles - The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation
Elder Henry B. Eyring - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Douglas Fabrizio - KUER Radio West
Matthew Godfrey - Mayor of Ogden
Robert Grow - Envision Utah
Alan Hall - Mercato Partners
Paul Hutchinson - Real Estate Opportunity Capital Fund
Isaac Jacobson - eTAGZ
Josh James - Domo
Patricia Jones - Utah State Senator
Joshua Kanter - Alliance for a Better Utah
Alexander Lawrence - Weber State University
David Livermore - The Nature Conservancy
Tom Love - Love Communications
Todd Manwaring - Economic Self Reliance Center at BYU
Ben McAdams - Utah State Senator
Mary Migliorelli - Salt Lake Community College
Matthew Minkevitch - The Road Home
Eric Mitchell - Fifth Ocean Consulting
Lloyd Pendleton - Utah Division of Housing and Community Development
Marcia Price - Community Volunteer
Adam Price - The Salt Lake Art Center
Taylor Randall, Ph. D. - David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah
Sean Reyes - eTAGZ
John Richards - Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship at BYU
Jocelyn Romano - Utah Health & Human Rights Project
Beverly Sorenson - The Sorenson Legacy Foundation
Claire Uno - Wasatch Community Gardens
Dana Williams - Mayor of Park City
Cherie Wood - Mayor of South Salt Lake
Rob Wuebker, Ph. D. - David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah
Crystal Young-Otterstrom - The Salty Cricket Composers Collective and Utah Cultural Alliance

Soviet Era Art: 1917-1991 EXHIBIT @ SUU (CC: SEPT 8 - NOV 19)

FOR CALENDAR EDITORS: Soviet Era Art: 1917-1991  

WHAT:                          This incredible retrospective of Russian art from the last century provides a remarkable overview of Soviet artists from the period -- capturing the people, the history and movements in art. This exhibition is on loan from the Springville Museum of Art and is made possible through the generous support of the Friends of the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery.

WHO:                           Soviet Era Art: 1917-1991   

WHEN:                         September 8-Novermber 19, 2011

TIME:                           Tuesday-Saturday, Noon to 7:00 p.m.

WHERE:                       SUU Campus, Braithwaite Liberal Arts Center, lower level

PRICES:                       Free and the General Public is encouraged to attend.


SUU's Students Are the Key to the Success
of Soviet Era Art: 1917-1991
at the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery
through November 19, 2011

Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: An incredible retrospective of Russian art from the last century is being showcased at SUU’s Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery titled the Soviet Era Art: 1917-1991. Behind this marvelous collection of work is the input and creativity of some of Southern Utah University most gifted students from the areas of Art and Design and the MFA Arts Administration program.

This exhibit was a collaboration of SUU students under the guidance of Reece Summers, Director of the Braithwaite. Recent graduate Debra Johnson, an SUU art history major, who also served as the gallery’s education assistant for several years, curated the exhibition and devised its educational component for area schools. Leaving to pursue her masters at Scotland’s Glasgow School of Art, Johnson turned over the reins to two gifted graduate students in the MFA Arts Administration program. With extensive gallery experience in both their resumés, Ernesto Perez and Jennifer Feld were responsible for the unique chronological layout of the work and the lighting of the exhibition. Undergraduate graphic design major Kurtis Hansen designed all the promotional materials, using Portrait of Natasha by Aleksei Federov as the art branding all the advertising and marketing materials. Finally Amie Conner (another MFA Art Administration Graduate Assistant at the Braithwaite) wrote the press releases for the exhibition and chose all the merchandise for the exhibit.

Soviet Era Art is the first truly student organized and executed exhibition for the Braithwaite,” says Summers. “As Southern Utah University looks ahead to the building of the Southern Utah Museum of Art on campus, our goal in both the graduate MFA Arts Administration program and the newly developed undergraduate Museum Studies minor is to mentor the students and ensure they develop as art professionals, who are capable of working in art institutions upon graduation.” 

On loan from the Springville Museum of Art, the exhibition is made possible through the generous support of the Friends of the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery. The exhibit will continue through Saturday, November 19, 2011. The gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, noon to 7 p.m. Admission is free and the General Public is encouraged to attend.
Soviet Era Art: 1917-1991 offers a stunning overview of Soviet artists from the period – artisans who capture the people and the history through various movements in art. This outstanding exhibit features dozens of oversized paintings with noteworthy works by Aleksandr Georgievich Gulyaev, Engels Kozlov and Federov Aleksei to mention only a few. These paintings vividly capture a period dominated by social upheaval, turmoil and a vast array of visually striking subjects for artists to depict. A highlight of the exhibition will be the first public viewing of “Musical Interlude,” a large canvass by Leonid Georgiekich Filatov that was recently acquired by the Springville Museum of Art.   

For nearly 35 years, the Friends of the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery have helped to enrich lives in southern Utah through their sponsorship of world-class exhibitions and outstanding arts education programs. Additional support for Soviet Era Art: 1917-1991 is provided by AT&T, the Utah Division of Arts & Museums and Cedar City Recreation Arts Parks.

Soviet Era Art: 1917-1991 is not to be missed! For more information about this exhibit, visit www.suu.edu/pva/artgallery or call (435) 586-5432. The Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery’s mission is to exhibit, collect and preserve historic and contemporary works of art significant to the interior American West. In addition, the Gallery hosts art exhibitions that represent the principal artistic styles and periods of world cultures.
Show your support of the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery by visiting the online store at www.suu.edu/pva/artgallery/store.html or stop by the SUMA Gift Shop at the Braithwaite, Tuesday-Saturday, Noon-7pm. The gift shop will feature select merchandise related to the Soviet Era Art: 1917-1991exhibition.

The Southern Utah University College of Performing and Visual Arts is comprised of nationally accredited departments of Art and Design, Music, Theatre Arts and Dance, as well as a graduate program in Arts Administration. The College offers 16 different degree areas, including liberal arts Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees; professional Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts in art and theatre degrees; and a Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration degree. More than 60 full- and part-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 550 majors in the College. Over 1100 students enroll each year in over 195 arts classes on the SUU campus. The College presents 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year. The College’s affiliate organizations include the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, American Folk Ballet, Utah Shakespeare Festival, and the SUU Ballroom Dance Company. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, contact the Office of the Dean at (435) 865-8561, or by e-mail at cpvamktg@suu.edu.




Utah Symphony | Utah Opera's Vivace is a group of
20 - 50 somethings who are single, partnered, or married

Purchase Vivace tickets and you'll sit with other Vivace members at the performances,
receive our award-winning version of the program notes, and attend after-parties where
you'll get to mingle with the best and brightest of Salt Lake City, the performance's guest
artists, members of the Utah Symphony, and casts of Utah Opera. 

It's time for a new season of Vivace's famous events: a super-charged
  performance at Utah Symphony or Utah Opera followed by our swanky after-
  parties. We've made a few changes to pricing so please read carefully!

  Season tickets for all five events are still $160. That works out to $30 per
  concert, includes your after-party admission, the $5 preservation fee charged by
  Salt Lake County to take care of Abravanel Hall and Capitol Theatre, and a $5
  subscription processing fee. This is a nearly 50% discount for some
  performances! It's our best deal. 

  If you want to try Vivace events a la carte, scroll down for individual
  ticket prices. All Vivace concerts are on sale now (last season they went on sale
  14 days before each event). These prices include the after-party. Vivace season
  ticket holders will save $74 vs. purchasing Vivace events a la carte!

  We also have a free event on November 2. In celebration of National Opera
  Week, Vivace and Cadenza members are invited to take a special behind-the-scenes
  tour of our Utah Opera Production Studios: 336 N 400 W. The tour will begin at 4pm.
  Please RSVP here, space is limited.

Click on the links above for info about each performance

To purchase: 801.533.NOTE (6683) or buy season tickets online
To purchase single Vivace tickets online: use promo code vivace

Xanadu @WSU (OGDEN: NOV 4 - 19)

Xanadu: You Have to Believe We are Magic
Who: Weber State University Department of Performing Arts
What: Xanadu directed by Jim Christian
When: November 4,5, 8-12 and 15-19, 7:30 p.m. •  2:00 pm matinee: Nov 5, 12, 19
Where: Eccles Theater, Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts

Weber State University Department of Performing Arts presents the musical comedy “Xanadu,” directed by Jim Christian. The production runs November 4, 5, 8-12 and 15-19 at 7:30 pm with Saturday matinees November 5, 12, and 19 at 2 p.m., in the Eccles Theater, Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $11 and $8 for all shows and are available in advance at Dee Events Center Tickets, 1-800-WSU-TIKS, weberstatetickets.com or at the door beginning one hour before the performance. 

Xanadu, with a book by Douglas Carter Beane, music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar, is based on the 1980 cult classic film of the same name. The 2007 musical ran for over 500 performances on Broadway, earning an Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical and a Drama Desk Award for Best Book. It was also nominated for Tony Awards for Best Musical and Best Book. 

Xanadu, a metaphor for opulence in Coleridge’s poem “Kubla Khan,” becomes a humorous joke when describing the dream of Sonny, a struggling artist in 1980. His greatest creation will be a roller disco. He is inspired and assisted by a Muse from Olympus, Clio, disguised as an Australian skater named Kira. Complications arise when Clio/Kira falls in love with her mortal, inspiring jealous trouble-making by a couple of her sister Muses and breaking the rule set by her father, Zeus, to NOT fall in love with a mortal.

A feature of the production is actual roller skating on stage. Our WSU actors have been on wheels at rehearsals since early in September but have been practicing individually since before auditions. Blocking this production in the Eccles (Black Box) Theatre has been a challenge for Director, Jim Christian, but he and the cast have risen to it, and fallen a few times, too. 

Because of limited seating in the Eccles Theatre (112 seats) and the anticipated popularity of this production, it will run for three weeks rather than the “traditional” two. Each weekend will include a matinee. Parents are advised that the word “bitch” is used for comic effect and that there is some mild sexual innuendo. 

Van Tinkham, scenic designer, is busy with his crew turning the Eccles Theatre into a disco skating palace. The transformation will be ingenious. Tyler Banks, a WSU Theatre major, is the costume designer. Expect costumes to bring back 80s nostalgia with a touch of Classical Greece. 

For more information about this production, contact 
Director: Jim Christian, 801 626 6992 or jchristian@weber.edu
Sonny: Sean Bishop, seanedwardbhishop@gmail.com
Clio/Kira: Breanne Welch, brebeewelch@gmail.com

photos available on request

Pygmalion Theatre Company presents “Last Lists of My Mad Mother” by Julie Jensen (SLC: NOV 3 - 19)

Fran Pruyn
Pygmalion Theatre Company
Ph: 801-971-4362


Pygmalion Theatre Company presents “Last Lists of My Mad Mother” by Julie Jensen

Salt Lake City, Utah – October 24, 2011: Pygmalion Productions presents “Last Lists of My Mad Mother” by Julie Jensen, November 3 – 19, Black Box Theatre, Rose Wagner Center for the Performing Arts.

In “Last Lists of My Mad Mother,” acclaimed Utah-native playwright Julie Jensen brings both personal insights and sharp wit to an experience that many face daily, or fear they will face eventually—caring for a parent with Alzheimer’s disease. In this humorous, but deeply-felt play, Dot bears the responsibility of caring for her Alzheimer’s-stricken mother, who is in rapid decline. Dot questions her ability to face this increasing burden while negotiating the family dynamics created by a sister who “helps” by offering plenty of advice—and criticism. Jensen’s sharp observation creates a pivot point for black humor, stark fear, frustration, and longed-for redemption.

Ms. Jenson “magnificently reveals the humor within the tragedy,” - Record-Journal.

Barbara Smith, most recently seen as the drunken bar fly in “Sordid Lives” plays Ma, with Jeannette Puhich as Dot and Holly Fowers as Sis. Robin Wilks-Dunn, who directed last season’s production of “The Good Body,” directs.

Courageously and humorously facing a disease that affects14.9 million unpaid caregivers, and afflicts more than 28 million people in the world today, “Last Lists of My Mad Mother” illuminates solace in commonality, respite in humor, and ultimately, the courage and dedication in meeting impossible circumstances.

Julie Jensen’s works have been produced in London, Hamburg and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as well as in New York and theatres nationwide. She has been commissioned by Mark Taper Forum, ASK Theatre Projects, Kennedy Center, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Salt Lake Acting Company, Geva Theatre, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Penn State University, and Dramatic Publishing. Jensen’s work is published by Dramatic Publishing, Dramatists Play Service, Playscripts, Inc., and Smith and Kraus.

All shows at the Rose Wagner Center for the Arts - 138 W. Broadway. Tickets are available through ArtTix at 801-355-ARTS.

Pygmalion Theatre Company produces plays that reflect issues, concerns, and shared experiences in the lives of women.



We’re celebrating our 10th Anniversary with a few signature events over the coming months.  Join us for these unique experiences that highlight the diverse programming that the Film Center has been presenting for the past 10 years.  All proceeds from these events will support the Film Center’s ongoing programming. Tickets for our 10th Anniversary Events are available online at www.arttix.org.

Tuesday, November 1 – 7 pm
The City Library
Claire Danes gives an Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe-winning performance as Temple Grandin in this winner of the 2010 Emmy for Outstanding Made For TV Movie.  This moving biopic paints a picture of a young woman’s perseverance and determination while struggling with the challenges of autism.

Thursday, November 3
Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
An Evening with Temple Grandin
Join us for special evening honoring Temple Grandin who will be presented with the inaugural Peek Award for Disability in Media – which celebrates the legacy of Kim Peek, the savant from Salt Lake City who inspired the Academy Award-winning film RAIN MAN. Dr. Grandin is the first recipient of the award which honors a subject, director, or actor in a film who helps to shape the perception of people with disabilities in our society.
DTH! Year-round
This year-round series features the best in LGBT cinema.  All screenings are the 2nd Monday of the month at the Tower Theatre, 9th and 9th
Presented in partnership with the Salt Lake Film Society and sponsored by The Dancing Llama Foundation.
Monday, November 14 – 7 pm
POISON: 20th Anniversary Edition
Directed by Todd Haynes
Acclaimed by some film critics as one of the defining films of the “New Queer Cinema,” POISON interweaves three stories, each dealing with the darker aspects of sexuality.

Winner, Grand Jury Prize – 1991 Sundance Film Festival

Monday, December 12 – 7 pm
Directed by Bruce McDonald
The story of two rock n' roll women who once shared a friendship, a band and a whole lot of chaos. A dozen years later they meet again, and their rediscover friendship, remember rock n' roll and reignite chaos.

Creativity In Focus
This continuing series of films explores the world of contemporary arts and culture.  All screenings are the 2nd Friday of the month at the Salt Lake Art Center, 20 S. West Temple.

Presented in partnership with the Salt Lake Art Center.

Friday, November 11 – 7 pm
Directed by Celine Danhier
Today, Manhattan is a byword for overpriced property, overexposed landmarks and overdressed fashionistas. In the late 70s, however, it was rat-infested, crime-crippled, cheap and nasty environment where that fueled the creative spirit of the music, film, art and fashion scenes.

Friday, December 9 – 7 pm
Directed by Megumi Sasaki
He was a postal clerk. She was a librarian. With their modest means, the couple managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history. Meet Herb and Dorothy Vogel, their shared passion defied stereotypes and redefined what it means to be an art collector.

We’re excited to partner with the Natural History Museum of Utah on their amazing ongoing series of films in which science or technology plays a vital role. Each screening will feature a presentation by a local scientist about the science represented in each film. Also visit umnh.utah.edu/movie for more info. All screenings are the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the City Library, Main Auditorium, 210 E. 400 S.

Presented in partnership with the Natural History Museum of Utah.

Wednesday, November 9 – 6:30 pm
Directed by Scott Crocker
The miraculous rediscovery of the ivory-billed woodpecker was announced in 2005, but conclusive evidence the bird’s existence has proven elusive. Presenting a skeptic’s viewpoint, GHOST BIRD examines the search for the woodpecker, the seductive power of hope, and the politics of our uneasy relationship with nature. Join us for a discussion of the evidence on both sides of the ivory-bill debate with University of Utah ornithologist Dr. Dale Clayton.
Official Selection: 2009 Hot Docs Documentary Film Festival and 6 other film festivals.  Winner: Cine 2010 Golden Eagle Award

Wednesday, December 14 – 6:30 pm
Directed by Nick Stringer
Rated G
TURTLE: THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY tells the story of a little loggerhead turtle, as she follows in the path of her ancestors on one of the most extraordinary journeys in the natural world. From a beach in Florida she rides the Gulf Stream to the frozen north, swimming around the entire North Atlantic to Africa and then back to the beach where she was born. Just one in a thousand turtles will make it safely home.  Following the film, staff from The Living Planet Aquarium will join us to share the story of their rescued green sea turtle and answer your turtle questions.

Official Selection at film festivals around the world including the 2011 Tumbleweeds Film Festival.

Our new partnership with renowned author Terry Tempest Williams and the University of Utah‘s Environmental Humanities Graduate Program to curate a series of films and events as part of a larger initiative designed to deepen discussions, and increase awareness for salient environmental topics, and how they intersect with social justice.
Presented in partnership with Terry Tempest Williams and the University of Utah’s Environmental Humanities Graduate Program.
Thursday, December 1 – 7 pm
Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Dumke Auditorium
Photographer and filmmaker Chris Jordan in conversation with author Terry Tempest Williams
Acclaimed photographer, Chris Jordan has been traveling to the Midway Atoll,  in the center of Pacific Ocean more than 2000 miles from the nearest continent,  chronicling the albatross population and the impact of our mass consumption on their life cycle.  When Rainer Marie Rilke writes, "Beauty is the beginning of terror," Jordan captures this dichotomy with heartbreaking clarity.  Our lives and the lives of the magnificent albatross are one.  After a film and photography presentation, author Terry Tempest Williams lead a discussion with Mr. Jordan.

Presented in partnership with the University of Utah College of Humanities.

This new series celebrates the creative spirit of architecture and design. Our first selections explore how important both are to our everyday existence and how we engage with the designed world around us. All screenings are at The City Library unless otherwise noted.

Presented in partnership with the Utah Heritage Foundation, AIA Utah, Young Architects of Utah, and University of Utah College of Architecture and Planning.

Sponsored by 3form and VCBO Architecture.

Tuesday, November 15 – 7:00 pm
Directed by Reto Caduff
Runtime: 78 min

A revealing look at the highly influential mid-century modern design master who is largely credited with expanding the use of photography as a design tool and bringing the semantics of fine art into the realm of applied arts.

Tuesday, December 20 – 7:00 pm
Directed by Helene Klodawsky
Runtime: 78 min

Combining nostalgia, dazzling architecture, pop culture, economics and politics, this film examines North America's most popular and profitable suburban destination – the enclosed shopping center.

Thursday, November 10 – 7:00 pm
SHOLEM ALEICHEM: Laughing in the Darkness
Directed by Joseph Dorman
Runtime: 93 min

A riveting portrait of the great writer whose stories became the basis of the Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof, this film tells the tale of the rebellious genius who created an entirely new literature.

Official Selection: New York Jewish Film Festival, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, Toronto Jewish Film Festival, Jerusalem Film Festival


Thursday, December 1 – 7 pm
The City Library
Directed by Adam Greydon Reid
Renowned Jungian analyst and author, Marion Woodman is celebrated for her work on feminine psychology and addiction, but her words and her wisdom speak to nearly everyone.

Presented in partnership with the Jung Society of Utah.

Tuesday, December 6

Tuesday, December 13
Directed by Constance Mark
Runtime: 85 min
Beloved by children of all ages around the world, Elmo is an international icon. Few people know his creator, Kevin Clash, who dreamed of working with his idol, master puppeteer Jim Henson. Displaying his creativity and talent at a young age, Kevin ultimately found a home on Sesame Street.

Winner, Documentary Jury Prize – 2011 Sundance Film Festival; Official Selection: 2011 Silverdocs Film Festival; 2011 SXSW Film Festival; 2011 Hot Docs Film Festival, 2011 Full Frame Film Festival; and others.

Our ongoing series presented in partnership with KUER’s RadioWest that features films and filmmakers who inspire, influence, and advance documentary filmmaking and storytelling.  All screenings are at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts unless otherwise noted.

Presented in partnership with KUER’s RadioWest and sponsored by Rio Tinto (logo).

Thursday, November 17

Thursday, December 15

A free monthly film series that features independent and international films for children ages 4 and up. Screenings are the 2nd Saturday of the month at the Sorenson Unity Center, 1383 S. 900 W.

Presented in partnership with the Sorenson Unity Center and sponsored by the Sorenson Legacy Foundation (logo), the Adobe Foundation, Art Works for Kids!, and the Larry H. and Gail Miller Family Foundation.

Saturday, November 12

Saturday, December 10 – 10 am
Directed by Juha Wulijoki
Finland – 78 min
Rated PG
Have you ever wondered how Santa Claus came to be Santa? Join us for this magical and heartwarming tale reveals the unknown childhood of Santa Claus and the origin of the legend that has been carried on for generations.