A Brief Waltz in a Little Room

A Brief Waltz in a Little Room

23 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.

Opening night is SOLD OUT, but we do have 3 tickets remaining for this Saturday night: one at each of the three performances. . If you plan on coming at any point, you should book your tickets now . 📸: ashleythalmanphoto #BriefWaltz #UtahTheatre #Immersive #NoProscenium #SLCtheatre ...

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When did you first realize your parents were human beings too? . #BriefWaltz #UtahTheatre #Immersive Video: archiecrisanto ...

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(Sound on!) What’s behind the door? . #BriefWaltz #UtahTheatre #Immersive #NoProscenium ...

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“...the most immersive theater experience I’ve taken part in. If you are lucky enough to see this show, please find me so we can talk about it.” -Miranda Giles, UTBA NOW PLAYING A Brief Waltz in a Little Room: 23 short plays about Walter Eyer . -Only 10 tickets per performance- . #BriefWaltz #UtahTheatre #Immersive #ImmersiveTheatre #noproscenium #SLCtheatre #SLCevents #TheBlocksSLC #SLC 📸: ashleythalmanphoto ...

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Some stories make more sense in pieces... . . . (*only 6 tix left for opening night!*) #BriefWaltz #Immersive #UtahTheatre #noproscenium #slc Video: archiecrisanto ...

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Alright, Murderinos- I’ve got to give a shoutout to one of our own, Brenda Hattingh who is starring in Sackerson’s production of A Brief Waltz in a Little Room! While there isn’t much crime, it’s still very applicable to our state and leaving you with an underlining message. The show is going on every weekend until October 5th! So get your tickets ASAP because they are selling out fast! TW: There is a conversion therapy room- so please be aware! #briefwaltz ...

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Tonight, I feel really lucky to have seen three entirely unique, but beautifully performed and conceived, local theater productions. Tonight was the final one for the weekend. Please see sackerson_co’s powerful “A Brief Waltz in a Little Room”. The experience is one like you’ve never had, and as it deals thematically with a mixed-orientation marriage, it spoke to me in a way that will keep me thinking for weeks to come. This one, I attended solo, because it felt right. And I’m glad I did. #briefwaltz ...

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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) is thrilled to be back working with Sackerson again. Her previous Sackerson roles include Frankie in “Poppy’s In The Sand” written by the amazing Morag Shepherd, and Mother in the beautifully grotesque stage adaptation of the German children’s book “Shockheaded Peter.” Other roles include Charlotte in Pinnacle Theater Company’s production of “The Real Thing” and Margaret in Pygmalion’s production of “Silent Sky,” both directed by the wonderful Mark Fossen. This fall she can be seen in “Two Headed” by Julie Jensen at Pygmalion and in Plan B’s children’s play, “Flora Meets a Bee” as…a bee. When she’s not acting, she’s usually painting pet portraits or being lazy on the couch with her super handsome fiancée and their two fabulous dogs.

Claire Stucki (Child, Wife) is excited to be performing with Sackerson for the first time. She is a recent graduate from East 15 Acting School’s BA Acting International course. Recent roles include Warwick in “Edward II” (An Other Theatre Company), and Alice in “Rainbow Baby” (River Gypsy Theatre). Other productions include “Burn” (Sal), “Taking Care of Baby” (Donna), and Michael in a new production of “Three Kingdoms” in collaboration with Simon Stevens.

Emily Nash (Child, Wife) is excited to be working with Sackerson again! She is a recent grad of the Actor’s Training Program at the University of Utah. Recent-ish credits include Mrs. Malaprop in “The Rivals” (U of U) , Elizabeth in “Christmas at Pemberley” (PTC), and Player in “Shockheaded Peter” (Sackerson). All the best vibes to her theatre and massage therapy family.

Holly Fowers (Wife, Mother) This is Holly’s first production with Sackerson and she is so happy to be a part of it. Holly was last seen in Pinnacle Acting Company’s production of MACBETH as Duncan, the Porter, and Old Siward. Other credits include TITUS ANDRONICUS, COMEDY OF ERRORS and PROOF, also with Pinnacle; ION and ANTIGONE with the Classical Greek Theatre Festival; THE VIBRATOR PLAY and LAST LISTS OF MY MAD MOTHER with Pygmalion; BOOM and SATURDAY’S VOYEUR with Salt Lake Acting Company; and ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS with Pioneer Theatre Company.

Jesse Nepivoda (Lover, Therapist) is an actor and playwright from Washington DC. He and his work have appeared on stages throughout the United States and Canada. In Utah he has worked with Pygmalion Productions, Good Company Theatre, Wasatch Theatre Company, An Other Theatre Company, Utah Repertory Theatre, The Space Between, and Sackerson.

PJ Volk (Lover, Therapist) is extremely excited to be making his Sackerson debut. He recently received his BFA in acting from the Actor Training Program at the University of Utah. His roles there include Mr. Crampus in “You Never Can Tell”, Philippe Petite in “Up”, The School Master in “The Two Noble Kinsmen” And Mr. Noakes in “Arcadia”. Other roles include Bomber in “Picnic” at The Grand Theatre And an understudy roll as Tom for Pioneer Theatre’s production of The Glass Menagerie.

Special Thanks

Ashley Thalman and Ultraviolet Studios (Photographer)

Archie Crisanto (Film – Director)

Ross Wilcox (Film – Director of Photography)

Halee Rasmussen (Scenic)