BURN

burn

a play by Morag Shepherd

Red. Patchy. Hot to the touch. Scaly. Increased sensitivity to the sun.

Less common side-effects include: dizziness, flashbacks, blistering, bickering, re-evaluating life-choices, re-kindling old relationships, re-emergence of dormant thoughts. General fatigue. Feelings. Feeling feelings. Reckoning. Relationship difficulty. Remembering. Being racked with guilt. Repentence. Resurrection. Repentence. Red. Repent. red. red. Repenting.

Dizziness.

Don’t touch me.

CONTENT ADVISORY: Language, and like they say on the radio “this play acknowledges the existence of sex.”

PHOTOS available for hi-res download via Dropbox here. Photo credit: Amber Peck.

Cast

Elizabeth Golden (ALLISON) is pleased to be playing Allison as her first role since returning home to Utah. She has recently graduated with an MFA, from Birmingham School of Acting in the UK, where she studied acting in the British tradition. Her previous roles include Shylock (MERCHANT OF VENICE), Gertrude (HAMLET), Helen (THE VORTEX) Lori (GETHSEMANE) and Ursula (VINCENT IN BRIXTON), for which she received an award from the Kennedy Center of Performing Arts.

Olivia Custodio (ANA) is honored to join the Sackerson family. You may have recently seen her as Elizabeth in STREETLIGHT WOODPECKER (SLAC), the Museum Director in ART DOG (SLAC), Heavenly Mother in SATURDAY’S VOYEUR (SLAC), Domina in A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM (University of Utah), Eunice in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (Radical Hospitality Theater), or as the understudy for Sue Mengers in I’LL EAT YOU LAST (SLAC). Olivia has a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and her Masters in Music from the University of Utah. She has sung leading roles in such operas as LA VOIX HUMAINE, HANSEL AND GRETEL, and FALSTAFF. A lover of all things comical, Olivia has studied improv at The Second City in Chicago and hopes to one day get famous on YouTube for something random that took very little effort. Love to Dan, her family, and her one and only pug, Otis.

Aaron Kramer (CLARK) graduated with a degree in Theater Studies from the University of Utah. This is his first time working with Sackerson and is very excited to be doing so. Recent credits include ELIZABETH BAM (Great Salt Lake Fringe Fest) THE FULL MONTY (Grand Theater) BURIED CHILD (Silver Summit) and THE LITTLE DOG LAUGHED (Wasatch Theater). Aaron would like to thank his loved ones for their consistent support.

Merry Magee (CLAIRE) is a senior at Westminster College pursuing her BFA in performing arts. Recent credits include; Bassianus in TITUS ANDRONICUS (Pinnacle Acting Company), Duckling in OUR COUNTRY’S GOOD (Westminster Theatre), Juliet in ROMEO & JULIET(Grassroots Shakespeare Company), Princess in LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST (Grassroots Shakespeare Company), and Constanze in AMADEUS (Utah Rep). Merry is a founding member of Company of Cohorts and performed award-winning show, STRANGERS, LOVERS, FAMILY, FRIENDS, both at the 2015 GSL Fringe Festival and the 2016 San Diego International Fringe Festival. Merry was last seen at the 2016 GSL Fringe in Company of Cohorts’ world premiere of RESOLVED.

McKenzie Steele Foster (RILEY) is an actor/human. Her most recent credits include Sackerson’s THE WORST THING I’VE EVER DONE and Feste (TWELFTH NIGHT)/ Cleopatra (ANTONY & CLEOPATRA) in Grassroots Shakespeare Company’s summer tour. She is more than thrilled to be involved with another Sackerson production.

Shawn Francis Saunders (PAUL) holds a bachelor of science degree in theatre from Utah Valley University. Shawn’s favorite roles include Doug in GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES (UVU), Mephistopheles in DOCTOR FAUSTUS (Grassroots Shakespeare Company), Hermit in BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (Sackerson), and THE WORST THING I’VE EVER DONE (Sackerson). Shawn is thrilled to be working with Sackerson again. “Friendship saves the world.”

Production Team

  • Dave Mortensen (Director)
  • Morag Shepherd (Playwright, Associate Producer)
  • Sarah Young (Stage Manager)
  • Cory Bushman (Costume Design)
  • Alex Ungerman (Producer, Light and Sound Design)
  • Daniel Whiting (Producer)