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Free Reading Tony Kushner's TINY KUSHNER Set for Feb 2 at SLAC

Salt Lake Acting Company will present a free reading of Tony Kushner's TINY KUSHNER, a series of five short one-act plays. This reading, a part of SLAC's New Play Sounding Series, will take place on February 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the Salt Lake Acting Company and is presented in conjunction with the Tanner Humanities Center's lecture by the celebrated playwright on February 5 at Kingsbury Hall, with support from Lee and Audrey Hollaar. SLAC would like to thank the Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Foundation for their support of the New Play Sounding Series.

"When I heard Tony Kushner was coming to Kingsbury Hall, I thought it would be a nice community event to do a reading of one of his scripts that hasn't been done in Salt Lake before. And I thought the perfect partner would be Salt Lake Acting Company," said director of the reading Robin Wilks-Dunn. SLAC was one of the first regional theatre to produce Kushner's seminal work, ANGELS IN AMERICA in the 1990s, and is excited to once again to be bring his work to our stage. The cast is full of SLAC veterans, making this a reading not to be missed.

The cast features Jason Bowcutt, Joe Crnich, Austin Archer, Aaron Swenson, Jeanette Puhich, Kathryn Atwood, Holly Fowers, Olivia Custodio, Emilie Starr, Nell Gwynn, Teri Cowan, and Leah Hassett.

TONY KUSHNER (Playwright) is a Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright (Angels in America, Caroline, or Change) whose works tackle some of today's most sensitive social issues. An Emmy Award winner and two-time Tony Award winner, Kushner is the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize for Drama. He received an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for the 2005 film "Munich," directed by Steven Spielberg. In 2008, he became the first recipient of the Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award, the largest theater award in the United States.

ROBIN WILKS-DUNN (Director) is pleased to be back at Salt Lake Acting Company. Her most recent productions at SLAC were I'LL EAT YOU LAST, A LOSS OF APPETITE, and GOOD PEOPLE. Other productions she has directed at SLAC include DOTTIE: THE SISTER LIVES ON, BOOM, PEARL, ONE LAST DANCE, and NAPOLEON'S CHINA. Robin has directed several staged readings at SLAC for the NPSS, most recently, ROAD TO EDEN, PERMANENT COLLECTION and THE LAST WORD. She directed LAST LISTS OF MY MAD MOTHER and THE GOOD BODY for Pygmalion Theatre Company, where she serves on the board. Robin co-wrote and was the original director of the ongoing children's touring show for the Intermountain LIVE WELL campaign. She works as Community Engagement Manager for Kingsbury Hall. She is on the National Advisory Committee for Kennedy Center Partners in Education working to bring arts to classrooms.

DETAILS:

New Play Sounding Series
Reading of TINY KUSHNER
By Tony Kushner
Monday, February 2, 7:00 p.m.
168 West 500 North, Salt Lake City, Utah 84103
FREE
More info: www.saltlakeactingcompany.org

*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).


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