The 2017 Davey Foundation Grant is awarded to Rae Binstock for her play, A LAND OF NO MERCY.
You can read more about Rae here.
The 2017 finalists were KINGS OF AMERICA by Sean Patrick Nill and THE ROOM WHERE I WAS HELD by David Zax.
Past Winners are:
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.
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 free, public staged reading. This year that reading at Salt Lake Acting Company is on Monday, July 31.
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.”
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).