2017 Theatre Grant/ SLAC

The Application Window for the 2017 Theatre Grant in Partnership with Salt Lake Acting Company is NOW CLOSED

The grant is awarded to a playwright 35 years of age or younger for a week-long rehearsal and development process of a new work, culminating in a public staged reading at Salt Lake Acting Company.

A selection committee consisting of playwrights, producers, directors, and young theatre artists will judge the submissions, selecting a winner by May 15, 2017.  CHECK HERE FOR THAT ANNOUNCEMENT!

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 46 years. A staged reading of the selected work will take place Monday, July 31, 2017 at SLAC and will be free and open to the public.

Last year’s winner, Brynne Frauenhoffer said about her experience:

“No one has ever trusted me this deeply as a writer.  I’ve never had such a talented cast and director or a more welcoming company.  This chance came to me at just the right moment, while I was wondering whether to keep writing, whether I can really do this. You have given me the encouragement and experience I so desperately needed, and this has begun a new part of my career.”

Click here for more about Brynne’s winning play.

Salt Lake Acting Company (SLAC)’s mission is to engage and enrich community through brave contemporary theatre. Founded in 1970, SLAC is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 professional theatre 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 and is a Constituent Member of Theatre Communications Group (a national organization for non-profit professional regional theatres), and the National New Play Network (a national alliance of non-profit professional theatres that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays).