Another Language Performing Arts Company (1985-2010)
Celebrating 25 Years of Creative Expression!
March 31, 2010 6:00pm INSCC Auditorium, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, FREE and Open to the Public!

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - Panelists
Utah InterPlay participants discuss the experience of performing in an InterPlay and share their thoughts on artistic expression and performance as it blends with technology.

Panel Discussion Images by Colin McDermott | Panel Discussion Images by Jo-Ann Wong
Erik Brown - Unduly influenced by Bucaroo Banzai in his formative years, Erik makes attempts at anything he finds interesting. Upon an invitation to participate as a videographer in InterPlay: Intransitve Senses. Erik became involved in several other performances with Another Language, even appearing in front of the camera in InterPlay: Loose Minds in a Box and Music for Bubble Biters: The Mocumentary. He can often be found up to his elbow's in clay at the Bountiful University of Utah ceramics lab or deep in the racks of the High Performance Computing machine rooms, when he's not out wandering in the woods looking for a muse.

Harold Carr - (acoustic and electric bass) has performed and recorded with numerous artists such as Bobby McFerrin, Crystal Gayle, Lightnin' Hopkins, John McCuen, Steve Lacy, Catie Curtis and Matt Flinner. He has published three books of poetry: Wekwomteks, Being Time and Where You Were. Harold has been a musician/poet-in-residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada, guest soloist at the Frutillar Music Festival in Chile, composer/soloist with the Guangdong Modern Dance Company in Guang Zhou, China, invited poet for the Utah State Governor and commissioned composer/performer at New Music America. He has worked with the Windolls Theatre of Images in Colombia, Hong Kong, San Francisco and Seattle. He has been a member of a number of popular Utah-based bands such as The Cowdaddies, The Jarman/Kingston Quartet, Amnesia and Wood. He currently works with blue haiku, Red Rock Rondo, and the John Flanders trio. Harold performed in the Another Language Performing Arts Company pilot telematic project InterPlay: Intransitive Senses, April 19, 2003.

Travis Eberhard - grew up in a wee small farming community in northern Utah he lovingly refers to as "The Gateway to Idaho". There wasn't a lot for a guy like Travis to do on a farm, so he spent a lot of time teaching himself to draw, and watching TV. He still loves to draw when ever possible, and would like to write and illustrate a few children's books before he dies. He graduated from Brigham Young University earning BA in Film Production with a directing emphasis, and now pays the bills as a video editor for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Audiovisual department. He just finished directing and editing a short film called BOOM!! for entry into a reality show for film directors. He also dabbles in the art of acting and can be seen as an extra on a few episodes of Touched By An Angel, a pilot for the Showtime program Paradise, and Salma Hayek's directorial debut The Maldonado Miracle. He also had small speaking roles in the feature films Church Ball and Stalking Santa. But his favorite role to date, was Professor William Mockus in Interplay: Nel Tempo di Sogno, March 30-April 1, 2007. Travis loves anything and everything creative and hopes to be able to spend the rest of his days in such pursuits. Travis starred as Mr. Barney Carnacle the Ring Master in Another Language Performing Arts Company's InterPlay: Carnivale, March 28-30, 2008

Paul Heath - specializes in nostalgic interpretations of our urban landscape. Salt Lake City & Nostalgia are the primary themes for his artwork. If he had to categorize his work, he thinks it falls into the Pop-Nostalgia movement. He graduated from the University of Utah with a BFA in Drawing and Painting in 1985 and has had the fortune to work on over a dozen public art projects including the etched glass windows at Spring Mobile Ballpark. He has enjoyed working with Interplay, as the silkscreen artist (artistic dreamer) of Nel Tempo di Sogno in 2007 and assisting, along with his son Colin, with computer figurative work in last year's AnARTomy.

Cynthia Hogan - attended California Institute of the Arts, (CalArts) in Character Animation where she studied animation for the next three years. At the end of her third year, she received an internship at Disney Studios that led into her first job working as an inbetweener on The Little Mermaid. She continued to work her way up at Disney, becoming an Animating Assistant on Rescuers Down Under and an animator on Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. Eventually she moved from Disney to work for Rich Animation and then for Warner Brothers Feature Animation. While she was working at Warner Brothers, she was recruited by their training department to work with a group of interns teaching them the basic principles of animation. She discovered she really enjoyed the opportunity to teach, later she was asked to teach an advanced animation class at Cal Arts. It wasn't long before she was given additional classes to teach and her responsibilities grew into a full time position. She became the Associate Director of the Character Animation Department and then the Interim Director. Cynthia was invited to apply for an opening at BYU and she was hired in (2008) for the position of Animation Professor. She now teaches all levels of animation at BYU and is excited to be a part of this growing program. When not teaching, Cynthia enjoys drawing, writing scripts and performing music. She lives in Springville, Utah with her cat, Buddy, where she hopes to spend many wonderful years with her husband, Dave. Cynthia performed in Another Language Performing Arts Company's InterPlay: AnARTomy, March 27-29 & April 3-5, 2009.

Priscilla Steed - is a native of Utah, and is the mother of three and grandmother of one. She has been acting for ten years and has studied with Gregory Haynes, Charles Halford and at The Mark Studio. Priscilla has worked on several independent films and was a member of the comedy and improv troupe T.B.A. She has performed in many plays including Fright, Lost, Lysistrata, Jungle Book and Bull in the China Shop. InterPlay: Carnivale was her fourth performance with Another Language Performing Arts Company; she has also performed in InterPlay: Hallucinations (2004), the mockumentary Music for Bubble Biters directed by Beth Miklavcic (2005) and she participated in the vocal performance of the first scene of InterPlay: Nel Tempo di Sogno for the College of Music Society November 2007.

Joni Urry Wilson - began to dance with Virginia Tanner as a child and has continued to dance throughout her life, receiving an Honors BFA from the University of Utah and an MFA from Mills College. She has taught and performed nationally and internationally, and currently is Studio Director for the University of Utah Tanner Dance Program. Ms. Wilson has taught dance at Mills College, Purdue University, Weber State University and most recently returned from a semester sabbatical of teaching at the University of Hawaii. She is an artist-in-residence for the Utah Arts Council, Salt Lake Arts Council and VSA/Art Access. Her full-time teaching includes classes for hearing impaired students, Virginia Tanner studio classes, Arts in Education classes in schools, and Dancers with Disabilities classes. Joni performed with her daughter Alyssa in Another Language Performing Arts Company's InterPlay: Dancing on the Banks of Packet Creek, March 31-April 2, 2006.

Flavia Cervio-Wood - (violin) studied classical violin at the Conservatory of Music in Santiago and at the Universidad Catolica de Chile. Early in her career she moved to Brazil to join the band Grupo Agua, which toured South America and performed and recorded with Milton Nascimento. Her first work in the United States was with the Brockport Symphony in New York before moving to San Francisco where she was active in the Latin music scene. She is a featured soloist with Sol y Luna along with Rebecca Mauleon and Michael Spiro. Sol y Luna appears in the movie The New Age by Oliver Stone. She is active in the improvised music scene, having performed with Cecil Taylor and his orchestra at the San Francisco Jazz Festival and a composition by John Cage with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. She is currently a member of Red Rock Rondo Ensemble and the Salt Lake Symphony. Flavia is also a social worker for the Board of Education in Salt Lake City. Flavia performed in Another Language Performing Arts Company's InterPlay: Intransitive Senses, April 19, 2003.