Jahnavi Alyssa – QFWFQ
Jahnavi Alyssa is a Salt Lake native recently transplanted back home after 8 years of working and studying in the Pacific Northwest. Favorite credits include Showmaster (SOMETHING REALLY BIG), Imogen (CYMBELINE), Emma (GRAND CONCOURSE), and Natasha Ivanova (THE THREE SISTERS) and Tracy Bird (SANS MERCI). An actress, dancer, vocalist and musician, she looks forward to making waves with Salt Lake’s amazing art scene. She graduated with a BA in Theatre and Concentration in Acting from Lewis & Clark College.
Mark Fossen – CAPTAIN VHD VHD
Mark Fossen is happy to be back with Sackerson after appearing in POPPY’S IN THE SAND and AN OAK TREE. Other Salt Lake acting credits include many shows with Plan-B Theatre including THE ICE FRONT, CLEARING BOMBS (2014 City Weekly ARTY award — Best Theatre Performance), THE ODYSSEY at Meat & Potato, BLACKBIRD at Utah Rep, and others. He is a graduate of the University of Utah’s Theatre Studies Program, and received his MFA from the University of Idaho in Theatre Arts with a concentration in directing. He is an adjunct instructor at the University of Utah and Westminster College. More information available at: http:/markfossen.info
Elizabeth Golden – THE CAPTAIN’S WIFE
Elizabeth Golden is an actor and director, born and raised on the west side of Salt Lake Valley, and now residing in Utah County. She graduated from Utah Valley University with a Bachelors in Performance and then went on to receive her MFA in Acting from the Royal Birmingham Conservatory, in the UK. DISTANCE TO THE MOON is the fourth Sackerson production she has been lucky enough to take part in. (BURN, DO YOU WANT TO SEE ME NAKED?, and assistant director for SCARLET). NAKED recently traveled to New York City to take part in the United Solo Festival after winning Best Solo and Critics Choice at the 2017 GSL Fringe Festival. Other Utah credits include SILENT SKY, CASH ON DELIVERY, MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD, DEATH OF A SALESMAN and VINCENT IN BRIXTON, for which she won the Kennedy Center award for Best Actress.
Graham Brown – THE DEAF ONE
Graham Brown (BFA, U of UT; MFA, U of MD) creates large scale experiential dance theater productions blending physicality, theatricality, and audience interaction. His 2017 immersive theatre work “Sonder,” produced by Sackerson, occupied a three-story historic building in downtown SLC for a 6-week sold-out run of shows. Recent choreography for theatre has included “The Little Prince” produced by Sackerson; and “Let the Right One In” produced by An Other Theater Company. Graham performs internationally with PEARSONWIDRIG DANCETHEATER and has been on faculty in the BYU Department of Dance for the last 5 years teaching Advanced Technique, Choreography, Partnering, Identity, and History.
Samantha Matsukawa – XLTHLX
Samantha is a dancer and choreographer living and working in Salt Lake City. Her work has been shown at the Rose Wagner Center for Performing Arts, Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival, Sugar Space, and the Marriott Center for Dance among others. As a performer, she has worked with the Penguin Lady Dance Collective, Salt Lake Acting Company and Utah Opera. Samantha holds a BFA in Modern Dance and a BA in Art History from the University of Utah.