Press Release for the David Ross Fetzer Foundation & Salt Lake Acting Company announce Grant for Young Playwright

  News Release

PRESS CONTACT: CYNTHIA FLEMING | 801.363.7522 | [email protected]

January 19, 2017

For Immediate Release


Salt Lake Acting Company &

The David Ross Fetzer Foundation For Emerging Artists

Announce Grant For Young Playwright



Salt Lake Acting Company (SLAC) is proud to partner with The David Ross Fetzer Foundation for Emerging Artists for the third year to offer a playwright 35 years of age or younger a grant for a week-long rehearsal and development process of a new work, culminating in a public staged reading at Salt Lake Acting Company.


Applications and scripts will be accepted from January 19, 2017 through March 1, 2017

. A selection committee consisting of playwrights, producers, directors, and young theatre artists will judge the submissions, selecting a winner by May 1, 2017.



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.


Application information can be found at


Brynne Frauenhoffer, the 2016 Davey Foundation winner, said of her experience: “The Davey Foundation gave me the first intensive workshop experience in my career. I have never had so much access to professional resources, so much time to develop a piece, or such a big, varied, and vocal audience at a reading. I am eternally grateful to SLAC for taking a chance on me. This experience gave me the fuel I needed to continue pursuing writing.”  






The Davey Foundation was created to honor the life of David Ross Fetzer and his commitment to the film and theatre arts. The Foundation is excited to make grants available to artists 35 and younger for the development of innovative film and theatre projects, and to provide the mentoring framework that will allow the Davey grantee to flourish. More information at


Salt Lake Acting Company’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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