Who We Are
ATG is a local theatre company dedicated to producing high quality theatrical works at an affordable price. The company has done several productions at various locations throughout Salt Lake City since 2005. Starting in July, 2011 we will premiere at our new home at the Midvale Main St. Theatre with our production of The Tempest by William Shakespeare. Our goal remains and always has been to give an outlet for as many of Utah’s most talented artists to showcase their work on the stage and behind the scenes for the entertainment and enlightenment of our audience, as well as to provide for the public enjoyment, a quality alternative to “community theatre as usual”; meaning you can expect a fresh blend of the best in classic and contemporary dramas and comedies instead of just the same handful of tired old musicals over and over again. Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and learn a little about us. We hope to see you at the show!
Robert A. Easton / Founder and Artistic Director
After figuring out at a young age that he wasn’t imbued with the powers of a radioactive spider, or the all powerful surviving member of a fallen alien race, Bob decided to focus all his energies on acting, directing, writing and producing; though he still finds some time to play basketball, read comic books and chase (unsuccessfully) after the ladies. While acting in a community theatre production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the age of 17, Bob decided he wanted to start his own theatre group someday. Only four years later at 21, he finally realized that dream when he applied for a business license and the Around the Globe Theatre Company was born. Bob has directed four of ATG’s full length shows including The Glass Menagerie in 2008 and has appeared as an actor in five of them; his favorite role thus far being Andy Ladd in Love Letters.
JC Carter / Business and Marketing Director
JC Carter grew up in a family where public speaking and performing was looked at with a great deal of fear and trepidation. They weren't against it, as such, it just was something they could never bring themselves to do. Naturally, JC embraced those arts with an almost religious fervor. As JC honed his craft, you would think he'd find one discipline he wanted to follow more than another. However, never seeing one aspect of theatre as superior to another, he learned them all. Acting, directing, producing, technical design & operations, house management, etc... JC's done it all, won the awards, and paid his dues. In 2005 he was still trying to get noticed in Salt Lake theatre circles (himself having paid the aforementioned dues in Utah County theatre) when he met Robert Easton at an audition. The two became friends and Robert eventually asked JC to direct ATG's production of Picasso at the Lapin Agile. The rest, as they say, is History.