Audition 2018: Microburst Theatre Festival

This year’s Microburst Theatre Festival will be directed by George Nelson and performed October 18-20. Auditions will be held on Wednesday, September 5th from 5-8pm and Thursday, September 6th from 5-8pm. Call backs will be on Friday, September 7th from 5-8pm. Please come prepared with two 1-minute contrasting monologues in a contemporary style. Cold reads will be available if desired. Sign-ups are located  on the Nelke callboard.


The Utah Women & Leadership Project 2018

The Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP) has a number of women and leadership announcements (research, events, and resources) this month from our work and that of our partners (I skipped sending one out in June, so there are a bunch).

First, a few months ago we hosted a gathering of 25 school counselors from the Alpine School District to brainstorm ideas about how counselors can use their position to strengthen the impact of girls and women. Today we are releasing the final product from this gathering titled “What School Counselors Can do to Strengthen the Impact of Utah Young Women.” This is part of our “What Can I Do?” Initiative. Please make sure the counselors in your local schools get a copy from you! We will hold another “What Can I Do?” think tank titled “How Male Allies Can Advance Female Colleagues at Work, and we are looking for 25 men (who are already working hard to support and empower their female colleagues in their professional pursuits) to join us for a 2-hour session to be held at Adobe in Lehi (thanks to Adobe for hosting it). More details and RSVPs can be found here.

Second, we are pleased to announce we are partnering with Silicon Slopes to host a Women in Leadership Chapter. More details will be released in the next month, but individuals, groups, and networks can join now. Also, I have two new LinkedIn articles that may be of interest: “Strengthening Women’s Leadership Identity: Part I” and “Part II”.

Third, we have our first community event planned for September 26, 2018 (6:30-8:30pm, UVU). The evening is titled “Navigating Transitions: Finding New Paths, Passions, and Purpose.” Ruth Todd (former award-winning television news anchor in Utah) will be the keynote speaker, after which attendees will choose one of three workshops:

  • Young Women in Transition: How to Thrive When Life Keeps Changing!
  • Navigating the Home to Workforce Transition
  • Discovering New Purpose for Empty Nesters, Retirees, and Aspiring Souls

Details about session speakers, facilitators, and panelists can be found on this flyer. RSVP NOW. We also welcome you to attend a community gathering titled “Strengthen Your Impact as Girls & Women,” with us in Tooele, Utah on September 12, 2018 (6:30-8:00pm).  We will also be working with partners in Price, Utah to hold a community gathering there on September 13, 2018 (6:30-8:00pm).

Fourth, the Utah Women’s Economic Forum (a free event) is being held at UVU on Friday, August 17, 2018 from 6:00-9:00pm. Diversify is hosting and the UWLP is partnering on this event. The flyer has all of the details—there are breakout sessions by wonderful and knowledgeable presenters. It has a focus on investing and entrepreneurship for women.

Fifth, our partners have some upcoming events you may be interested in. First, the Women’s Leadership Institute is hosting their 3rd Annual Women’s Golf Clinic & Tournament on August 28 from 7:00am-1:00pm at Thanksgiving Point. For those interested in running for public office at any level, registrations are now open for the WLI Political Development Series that starts this fall and runs for six months. Also, save the date for the first-ever Utah Women’s Policy Conference, August 23-24, 2018 at the Thomas S. Monson Center in downtown Salt Lake City. One-day registrations will also be available. Sign up for email updates and be the first to know when registration opens! Contact Erin Jemison, Policy Director at YWCA Utah, with questions: Follow/like our social media platforms for timely announcements and partner efforts (LinkedInFacebook, and Twitter).

Sixth, suffrage and enfranchisement describe Utah history but these are unfamiliar words to many Utah students. Yet, Utah was the first place where a woman voted in the United States. Better Days 2020 (one of our partners) has launched its educational curriculum to bring Utah women’s history stories into classrooms across the state. There are Utah women resources now available for teachers and families. They have compiled stories of Utah women in history at, posted lessons for 4th and 7th grade Utah Studies, and have resources for all interested students on their website.

Finally, the Salt Lake County Mayor’s Office is currently seeking applicants for a number of Salt Lake County Boards and Commissions. More details can be found here. In addition, more details about where to go for information on committees, boards, and commissions in cities, counties, and the state level—can be found on our website here.

Have a great July!

Alpine Community Theater 2018: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph is turning 50!  Come celebrate Joseph’s 50th anniversary as Alpine Community Theater (ACT) proudly presents Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat!  Full of memorable songs and lauded as one of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph reimagines the biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, his 11 brothers, and his coat of many colors.  The talented cast of over 100 features a mix of seasoned thespians and first time stars.  The show runs July 19 – 30, 2018 at the Valentine Theater, 839 North 900 East in American Fork, Utah.  Performances will be held at 7:00 pm on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Monday evenings and 2:00pm for the matinee performances each Saturday.


Come celebrate with us and enjoy a fun, technicolor experience! Tickets are now available at For more information contact Laura Snyder at 801-404-0736 or visit the ACT website.


ACT is a 100% volunteer organization, “Where everyone can get into the ACT!” ACT provides exceptional family friendly theater experiences for the residents of Northern Utah County and encourages everyone to get involved and “get in the ACT”.


Photographer:  Amy Johnson

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Narrators (from left to right)- Courtney Byrom, Emily Hawkes, Aimee Ritchie, Tara Kearl

Hale Center Theatre in Orem 2019 Season

Hale Center Theatre in Orem is happy to announce the scheduled productions for next year’s season!

“The Odd Couple” by Neil Simon
December 31, 2018 – February 9, 2019

Two unlikely roommates—a neat-freak journalist and a sloppy sports writer—drive each other up the wall. This laugh-out-loud comedy is just the right kind of odd.

“Newsies” Music by Alan Menken; Lyrics by Jack Feldman; Book by Harvey Fierstein

February 22, 2019 – April 20, 2019
Based on the classic Disney film, this new musical features catchy songs and a posse of newsboy underdogs you can’t help but root for.

“Tuck Everlasting” 
Book by Claudia Shear & Tim Federle; Music by Chris Miller; Lyrics by Nathan Tysen
May 3, 2019 – June 15, 2019

A new musical based on the classic children’s book, a young girl stumbles upon a family who have discovered a spring that gives everlasting life.

“Million Dollar Quartet” Book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux

June 28, 2019 – August 3, 2019

The true story of how Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis wound up in an impromptu once-in-a-lifetime jam session.

“Charley’s Aunt” By Brandon Thomas

August 15, 2019 – September 14, 2019

A hilarious British farce surrounding Charley and his friends—all hopelessly in love. Victorian etiquette requires a chaperone, so when Charley’s aunt doesn’t arrive, comic confusion ensues.

“Thoroughly Modern Millie” Book by Richard Henry Morris & Dick Scanlan; New Music by Jeanine Tesori; New Lyrics by Dick Scanlan

September 27, 2019 – November 23, 2019

An award-winning musical about Millie Dillmount who buys a one-way ticket to New York City in search of marriage, money, and the modern life.

“A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens with music by Cody Hale

November 30, 2019 – Dec. 23, 2019
The classic Charles Dickens’ story of cold-hearted, Ebenezer Scrooge, and the three Christmas spirits who give him a chance to redeem a life of selfishness.
Season tickets will go on sale to current subscribers July 16, 2018 and new subscribers August 1, 2018. Can’t wait to see you there!!

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AUDITION 2018: On Pitch Performing Arts – Forever Plaid

Auditions for On Pitch Performing Arts’ Forever Plaid
Directed by Alex and Candra Young.
On Pitch Performing Arts is located in Layton.

Auditions will be August 17 from 6:00-9:00 pm
Callbacks will be August 18th from 10am – 12pm.


Ages 16 and up. Please come to your audition with the following:

-A song that is 16 bars (NO LONGER than 30 seconds) of a Broadway Style Musical. Please bring your music on an IPOD or Music Player. NO ACCOMPANIST Will be provided.
-A comedic monologue in the style of the show no longer than 90 seconds.
-Your suit jacket size. *PLEASE FIND OUT IF YOU AREN’T SURE*
-Headshot, please bring a picture if you don’t have a headshot

Please bring ALL conflicts! Rehearsals start August 28th and will run Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday nights and Saturday mornings.

The show opens October 25th and will run till November 3rd. (Shows on: October 25th, 26th, 27th, 29th, November 1st, 2nd, 3rd (2:00 pm), 3rd (7:30 pm).)

We may double cast depending on conflicts.

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Job Opportunity 2018: KUER-Radio

KUER-Radio is now recruiting for a full-time position:  Major Gifts Manager

Position: PRN17510B

Job Number: 2178

Flexible schedule with most work completed during a typical Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm schedule, however evenings and some weekend hours will be required for station events and donor meetings. In-state and some out-of-state travel is required on a monthly basis.

KUER 90.1 is seeking an experienced and dynamic Manager of Major Giving with a competitive spirit and the initiative to exceed current levels of major giving. A successful candidate for this key station position must have a strong understanding of philanthropy and motivations for major giving as well as a deep passion for public radio. This person will be responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors and prospects of individual gifts at the mid and major giving levels for annual operations, capital expenditures, planned giving and KUER’s endowment.


• As a member of the department’s management team, work with Director of Development on monthly, annual and long-term fund development goals and plans for the station.
• Build and maintain relationships with current and prospective mid-level and major giving donors (above $1,200) and cultivate them to increase giving to major gift levels and/or planned gifts. Meet monthly goals including, but not limited to, individual visits, gift proposals, cultivation events, and monthly reports.
• Collaborate across departments on the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of mid and major donors.
• Follow all University of Utah charitable guidelines to ensure proper handling of donors.
• Assist prospective donors in their charitable gift planning and design. Present planned gift illustrations and solicit gifts.
• Direct capital campaign solicitation efforts in cooperation with Director of Development, and Community Advisory Board and its subcommittees.
• Assist in the oversight of the public phase of capital campaign/expenditures direct mailings, on-air announcements and other publicity.
• Oversee digital, web and printed communication for planned giving, capital gifts information, acknowledgements, cultivation and stewardship.
• In collaboration with the marketing department, provide input to marketing materials (web, on-air, printed materials, etc.), and strategies, including developing key educational messages identifying target audiences, and selecting donors to be profiled.
• Collaborate with KUER staff for fundraising and marketing events to steward and cultivate donors and prospects. Will also plan and execute private major donor events.
• Actively engage with KUER’s advisory board and committees.
• Act as a station representative within the community.
• Ability to travel in-state to meet with donors.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
• Ability to manage multiple projects and competing deadlines with an attention to accuracy.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Link to apply:

Call for Papers 2018: Fourteenth International Conference on the Arts in the Society

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Fourteenth International Conference on the Arts in Society, held 19–21 June 2019 at the Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon in Lisbon, Portugal.

We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, colloquia, innovation showcases, virtual posters, or virtual lightning talks.

Themes include:


Would you like to present at the 2019 Conference?

Submit your proposal by 19 July 2018.*

Click Here to Submit

*We welcome the submission of proposals to the conference at any time of the year before the final submission deadline. All proposals will be reviewed within two to four weeks of submission.

For more information about this conference, please click here.


Casting Call 2018: Kenneth Cope’s New Musical “Son of Man” – Photo Shoot

Kenneth Cope is producing the premiere cast recording of his newest musical “Son of Man” about the life of Jesus Christ. We are casting for models to portray the characters in the album art and promotional materials. We are looking for individuals who resemble the people of Jerusalem at the time of Christ, including men with long hair and beards.

Application Deadline: June 15, 2018

All characters should resemble the people of ancient Israel. (ie Middle Eastern/Mediterranean looking)

  • Jesus: male; 30s; long hair and beard
  • Young Teenage Jesus: male; 12-15 yrs old or looks it; long hair
  • Young Boy Jesus: male; 3-6 yrs old; long hair
  • Baby Jesus: baby with dark hair born in the first couple of weeks of June
  • Young John the Beloved: male; 20s; long hair; beard optional
  • Older John the Beloved: male; 50s; long hair and beard
  • Older Judah (fictional character): male; 60s; long hair and beard
  • Angel Gabriel: male; 30s; long hair; beard optional
  • Mary Magdalene: female; early 30s; long dark hair

Application due Friday, June 15th
Shoot is 2-3 days the week of July 4th. Those cast will most likely only be needed one day.

TBD Wasatch Front; applicants must be able to work as a local

$200/day + 15% agency fee, if applicable

Follow this link to fill out an application form and submit CURRENT photos.

Please direct any questions to or