A Brief Waltz in a Little Room

A Brief Waltz in a Little Room

24 Short Plays About Walter Eyer

Starts August 23, 2019

Ten audience members enter a hallway lined with ten doors. Behind each door: a moment in the life of Walter Eyer—an immersive human portrait. Limited tickets now available for this intimate, full-spectrum pop-up installation.

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Production Staff

Producing Organizations

Sackerson creates new works in unconventional spaces for bold audiences.

Umbrella Theater Company supports the artists in our community who make theater a living, breathing art form. We are unique in providing technical, managerial, and in some cases financial resources to small companies to support their productions.  

Creators

Dave Mortensen is one of the producers of Sackerson. Recent directing credits include THE DISTANCE OF THE MOON, THE LITTLE PRINCE, SHOCKHEADED PETER, BURN, and POPPY’S IN THE SAND (Sackerson). HINDSIGHT is the 16th show he has produced with Sackerson. He served six years on the Board of the Grassroots Shakespeare Company. Before that he was a founding member of Mortal Fools Theatre Project in Provo . He founded Utah Theatre Bloggers in 2010 and served as a writer and administrator until 2016. He currently serves on the Salt Lake City Arts Council Advisory Board.

Morag Shepherd is one of the producers of Sackerson, and holds an MA in Theatre Criticism from Brigham Young University. Morag is a member of the Plan-B writers lab, where her play NOT ONE DROP (David Ross Fetzer grant recipient) and MOTHER EARTH monologue has performed. Her play DO YOU WANT TO SEE ME NAKED (Critics Choice Award, and Best Solo Performance) has performed in Salt Lake City, Tucson, and will perform in the United Solo Festival in New York City this fall with Elizabeth Golden. Recent writing credits include HINDSIGHT, an immersive theatre piece throughout the streets of downtown SLC; TRAIN TRACKS (co-produced with Flying Bobcat); BURN (Association of Mormon Letters Award for Best Drama); THE WORST THING I’VE EVER DONE; and POPPY’S IN THE SAND (Salt Lake City, and San Diego International Fringe Festival).

Alex Ungerman is one of the producers of Sackerson, and Co-Founder of the Grassroots Shakespeare Company. With Sackerson, he has directed THE WORST THING I’VE EVER DONE, AN OAK TREE, SONDER, SHOCKHEADED PETER, THE TEN DEATHS OF HAMLET, and THE WEIRD PLAY (a co-production with Plan-B Theatre).

Writers

Morag Shepherd is one of the producers of Sackerson, and holds an MA in Theatre Criticism from Brigham Young University. Morag is a member of the Plan-B writers lab, where her play NOT ONE DROP (David Ross Fetzer grant recipient) and MOTHER EARTH monologue has performed. Her play DO YOU WANT TO SEE ME NAKED (Critics Choice Award, and Best Solo Performance) has performed in Salt Lake City, Tucson, and will perform in the United Solo Festival in New York City this fall with Elizabeth Golden. Recent writing credits include HINDSIGHT, an immersive theatre piece throughout the streets of downtown SLC; TRAIN TRACKS (co-produced with Flying Bobcat); BURN (Association of Mormon Letters Award for Best Drama); THE WORST THING I’VE EVER DONE; and POPPY’S IN THE SAND (Salt Lake City, and San Diego International Fringe Festival).

Matthew Ivan Bennett is a resident of Plan-B Theatre, where he’s premiered several stage plays and ten radio plays (with KUER). His play “Eric(a)” won Best Drama at United Solo (New York). In 2014, he received the Holland New Voices Award at the Great Plains Theatre Conference (and will be returning in 2019). Finalist at the Austin Film Festival in 2015 and 2016. O’Neill Finalist in 2016 and Semi-finalist in 2019. He’s worked with Chicago’s Circle Theatre, Rising Sun in New York, Monkeyman in Toronto, and Source in DC. Matt serves as Assistant Business Manager at Pioneer Theatre Company and is a member of the Dramatists’ Guild.

Shawn Francis Saunders holds a bachelor of science degree in theatre from Utah Valley University. He is currently a resident artist with Sackerson theatre company. Sackerson productions include BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, THE WORST THING I’VE EVER DONE, SHOCKHEADED PETER, THE LITTLE PRINCE, and HINDSIGHT where he also directed the second cast. Shawn is a member of Utah Film Center Artist Foundry where he co-wrote the short film “Say The Sins” with his friend and frequent collaborator Alexander Woods. They recently finished writing and directing their first short film together titled “The Wreath.” Shawn is thrilled to be working with Sackerson again. “Wakanda forever.”

 

Directors

Dave Mortensen is one of the producers of Sackerson. Recent directing credits include THE DISTANCE OF THE MOON, THE LITTLE PRINCE, SHOCKHEADED PETER, BURN, and POPPY’S IN THE SAND (Sackerson). HINDSIGHT is the 16th show he has produced with Sackerson. He served six years on the Board of the Grassroots Shakespeare Company. Before that he was a founding member of Mortal Fools Theatre Project in Provo . He founded Utah Theatre Bloggers in 2010 and served as a writer and administrator until 2016. He currently serves on the Salt Lake City Arts Council Advisory Board.

Morag Shepherd is one of the producers of Sackerson, and holds an MA in Theatre Criticism from Brigham Young University. Morag is a member of the Plan-B writers lab, where her play NOT ONE DROP (David Ross Fetzer grant recipient) and MOTHER EARTH monologue has performed. Her play DO YOU WANT TO SEE ME NAKED (Critics Choice Award, and Best Solo Performance) has performed in Salt Lake City, Tucson, and will perform in the United Solo Festival in New York City this fall with Elizabeth Golden. Recent writing credits include HINDSIGHT, an immersive theatre piece throughout the streets of downtown SLC; TRAIN TRACKS (co-produced with Flying Bobcat); BURN (Association of Mormon Letters Award for Best Drama); THE WORST THING I’VE EVER DONE; and POPPY’S IN THE SAND (Salt Lake City, and San Diego International Fringe Festival).

Jamie Rocha Allan is a Freelance Theatre Director specialising in the Classics and New writing, he completed his MFA in Theatre Directing at Birkbeck College London. Born and raised in London, Jamie is now based in the US. He has also served as the Literary manager of the Jermyn Street Theatre and was Co-director of Forsite/Hindsite, a writer’s group based at the Royal Court Theatre. Jamie was an Associate Artist at the Bush Theatre London.

Jamie has worked at numerous Theatres and Universities both in the UK and US including The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Globe Theatre London, Lyric Theatre Hammersmith, Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, University of Utah, Salt Lake Acting Company, Grand Theatre.

Jamie also teaches Acting and Directing and has been a regular Director at the University of Northampton. At the University of Utah Jamie has taught Shakespeare’s Sonnets, Introduction to Playwriting, and has been a guest lecturer for Playwriting and Dramaturgy classes.

Designers

Cara Pomeroy (Lead Designer, “Living” room)

Adam Day (“Auto” room)

Brookelyn Morgan (“Tree” room)

Dan Evans (“Phone” and “White” rooms)

Heather Paulsen (“Rest” room)

Iris Salazar (“Closet” room)

Madeline Ashton (“Glass” room)

Sophia Luker (“Bed” room)

Spencer Potter (“Church” room)

Actors

Brenda Hattingh (Wife, Mother)

Claire Stucki (Child, Wife)

Emily Nash (Child, Wife)

Holly Fowers (Wife, Mother)

Jesse Nepivoda (Lover, Therapist)

PJ Volk (Lover, Therapist)

Special Thanks

Ashley Thalman and Ultraviolet Studios (Photographer)

Archie Crisanto (Film – Director)

Ross Wilcox (Film – Director of Photography)

Halee Rasmussen (Scenic)