PODCAST 043: “Sackerson”

In this new episode, Your Cre8tivity sits down with the brain-trust of SACKERSON – Alex Ungerman, Dave Mortensen & Morag Shepherd (Bios below)! We go behind the scenes of their unique productions and how they all met! If you can go check out HINDSIGHT, their current productions which is performed in the streets of downtown Salt Lake City and co-produced with 3 Irons!

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Describe What You Do?

How Did You Get To Where You Are Today?

Who Inspires You? Why?

What Situation Is Most Creative For You?

Current Production:  HINDSIGHT | http://hindsightslc.com

Grassroots Shakespeare

  • Alex: Co-Founder
  • Dave: Development Director


BONUS QUESTION: Favorite Muppets?
BONUS QUESTION: Who Would Play You In The Film Version Of Your Life?

Sackerson is an SLC-based theatre company focused on new works, unconventional spaces and bold audiences. The company is Dave Mortensen, Morag Shepherd, and Alex Ungerman. Since launching in 2015, Sackerson has produced BEFORE THE BEEP, POPPY’S IN THE SAND, BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, THE WORST THING I’VE EVER DONE, AN OAK TREE, BURN, SONDER, HOW LONG CAN YOU STAND ON THE TRAIN TRACKS: A GAME FOR TWO SISTERS (a co-production with Flying Bobcat Theatrical Laboratory), DO YOU WANT TO SEE ME NAKED?, SHOCKHEADED PETER, THE TEN DEATHS OF HAMLET and THE LITTLE PRINCE.

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ALEX UNGERMAN is a SLC-based director and producer. He is one of the Producers of Sackerson and Co-Founder of Grassroots Shakespeare Company. For Sackerson he has directed THE WORST THING I’VE EVER DONE, AN OAK TREE, SONDER, SHOCKHEADED PETER and THE TEN DEATHS OF HAMLET. He often plays a supporting role to his all-star wife, Dr. Elisa Thelys Bushman; and occasionally acts as movement coordinator for his two children, Zelda and Hollis.

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Dave Mortensen is a Salt Lake City-based director and producer. Recent directing credits include SHOCKHEADED PETER, BURN, POPPY’S IN THE SAND (Sackerson). He founded Utah Theatre Bloggers in 2010, serves on the board of Grassroots Shakespeare Company, and is a founding producer at Sackerson,

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Morag Shepherd, originally from Scotland, is the resident playwright at Sackerson, and holds an MA in Theatre Criticism from Brigham Young University. Recent credits include TRAIN TRACKS (co-produced with Flying Bobcat), MOTHER EARTH (Plan-B), BURN, THE WORST THING I’VE EVER DONE, BEFORE THE BEEP and POPPY’S IN THE SAND (Sackerson). She won the Davey Ross Fetzer Grant for her play NOT ONE DROP, which performed at Plan-B theatre. Recently she has directed THE SKY IS FALLING for Plan-B, DO YOU WANT TO SEE ME NAKED at the Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival, and is currently directing FAT PIG for An Other Theatre Company.

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