Professional Nonprofit Theater on Martha's Vineyard
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24 Church Street, Box 2452, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 | 508-696-6300
Patricia Neal Stage

Stag’s Leap

Devised and Directed by Nancy Borgenicht
An evening blending theatrical imagery and spirited language, based upon Sharon Olds' same-named book of poetry.

Tickets for Friday are $50 and Saturday $75 (includes a reception after the show)

Sharon Olds (Writer)

Sharon was born in San Francisco and educated at Stanford University and Columbia University. The winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and England’s T. S. Eliot Prize for her 2012 collection, Stag’s Leap, she is the author of ten previous books of poetry and the winner of many other awards and honors, including the inaugural San Francisco Poetry Center Award for her first book, Satan Says (1980), and the National Book Critics Circle Award for her second, The Dead and the Living, which was also the Lamont Poetry Selection for 1983. The Father was short-listed for the T. S. Eliot Prize, and The Unswept Room was a finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Olds teaches in the Graduate Creative Writing Program at New York University and helped to found the NYU outreach programs, among them the writing workshop for residents of Goldwater Hospital on Roosevelt Island, and for the veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. She lives in New York City.

Nancy Borgenicht (Director)

Nancy Borgenicht has been an integral part of The Salt Lake Acting Company [SLAC] since 1974. She served as Co-Executive Producer from 1993-2005 and is currently an Artist in Residence. During her leadership years, she produced the regional premiers of work by Tony Kushner, Edward Albee, Arthur Miller, Theresa Rebeck, Nilo Cruz, Julia Jordan, Shelagh Stephensen, Amy Freed, Moses Kaufman, Chuck Mee, and Terry Johnson to name a few. She commissioned, developed and produced the new work of JT Rogers, Julie Jensen, Kathleen Cahill, Al Brown and David Kranes. For this, SLAC was the recipient of major national awards from the Pew Charitable Trust, National Endowment for the Arts, Edgerton Foundation, American Express/Kennedy Center Fund for New American Plays, FDG/CBS New Play Award and Sundance Playwrights Lab. Since 1988, SLAC has received annual support from the Shubert Foundation for “significant contributions to the American professional theatre.”

Meg Gibson

NY: Public / The Gabriel Cycle, Talking about Race, Measure for Measure (mobile unit), King Lear, The Ride Down Mt. Morgan, Casanova, Fen, Temptation. The Atlantic / Human Error, Rattlestick / Slipping, Summer Shorts Festival / Clap Your Hands, EST / Roman Fever, MTC / Messiah, BAM / The Games REGIONAL: Old Globe, ART, ATL, Mark Taper Forum, Long Wharf, Yale Rep, Huntington, Williamstown, Westport Playhouse, O’Neill Conference. SLAC: Director: The Ride Down Mt. Morgan, Hysteria, Too Much Memory, Charm. TV: Treme, The Americans, Rubicon, Zero Hour, Blue Bloods, Sex and the City, Third Watch, L and O, SVU, Criminal Intent FILM: Vox Lux, Noah Wise, Phenom, Che, Dust, In the Cut, Amira and Sam, Multiple Sarcasms, Night LIstener, Picture Perfect, Dottie, Stonewall. Webseries: It’s Freezing Out There

Tamara Howell

Tamara's recent roles include Abuela Claudia in In the Heights , Emperor Saturninus in Titus Andronicus, Mary Todd Lincoln in Mary and Myra, Chris Remington in Remington and Weasel, Mrs. Brooks in Mockingbird and Bashira in Two Stories at Salt Lake Acting Company. Other credits include roles in August Osage County, Seven, Sordid Lives, Steel Magnolias, Motherhood Out Loud, The Good Body, Welcome Home Jenny Sutter and Living Out. Tamara earned her BFA in theatre from the University of Utah. She is a Jr. High School Theatre Teacher. Thank you, Nancy, for making Stag's Leap a reality.

Valerie Kittel

Valerie Kittel is a founding member of the Salt Lake Acting Company, and the owner of ConsciousSpeaking - a public speaking and presentation skills consulting business that provides private speaker coaching, education & career training, and workshops on confident and creative communication. She is a presentation skills specialist (ad hoc) for Pathway Associates and holds a BFA Theatre, MFA Arts Administration, and ESL Linguistics from the University of Utah. www.valeriekittel.com

Shannon Musgrave

Shannon Musgrave is Associate Artistic Director of Salt Lake Acting Company, where she has worked, acted, directed, and worn myriad hats since 2008. Directing credits include: MERCURY by Steve Yockey (SLAC, world premiere), GIDION’S KNOT by Johnna Adams (Pinnacle Acting Company), HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE by Paula Vogel (Great Salt Lake Fringe), LAURA AND THE SEA by Kate Tarker (SLAC, developmental reading), BLEEDING HEARTS by Steve Yockey (SLAC, developmental reading), and ON EVERY LINK A HEART DOES DANGLE; OR, OWED by Tim J. Lord (Kennedy Center, developmental workshop). Shannon spearheads SLAC's new play development programs and holds her MA in Arts Management from American University. She is delighted to be involved in the process of bringing STAG’S LEAP to the stage. Speaking and living these magnificent words with this group of women is good for the soul. Thank you, Nancy.

Alexandra Neil

Broadway: Tom Stoppard’s Rock’n’Roll,Stephen Belber’s Match. Off-Broadway: Lincoln Center,Barrow Street Theater, EST, SoHo Rep, others. Many new plays in regional theatres. Film: Listen Up Philip, Twelve, Simon Killer, Afterschool, others. Television: Blue Bloods, Blacklist, Forever, all the Law and Orders, One Life to Live, others.

Jennie Pett (Stage Manager)

Jennie has been the Company stage-manager for Pygmalion Theater Company for the past three years. She recently Stage Managed I and You and The Weyward Sisters (Pygmalion). She also Stage Managed Saturday’s Voyeur 2017 (Salt Lake Acting Company). Previous credits include Silent Sky (PYG), Eleemosynary (PYG), Great Salt Lake Fringe 2016, Selma 65 (PYG), Remington & Weasel (PYG), WIT (Wasatch Theatre Company), Hellman v. McCarthy (PYG) and Motherhood Out Loud (PYG). Jennie would like to thank her family for all their love and support and Nancy for this amazing opportunity.

 

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