About Us

Our Mission

Pinnacle Acting Company produces classic and contemporary classic theatre with an emphasis on award-winning plays.

Our History

When the founders of Pinnacle Acting Company, Jared Larkin and Melanie Nelson, moved back to Utah eleven years ago after spending time in Los Angeles, Dallas and the Chicago area, they noticed that there wasn’t a theatre company in Salt Lake valley that focused on producing the classics and contemporary classics. This meant that the renowned stories, playwrights, and even characters, that have influenced the plays of the modern theatre weren’t being shared and a part of history was being lost. Realizing the value of the classics, and what they have meant in the development of modern theatre, film, and other art forms, and the challenge and merit of these plays for local artists, Melanie and Jared knew it was essential to bring these stories to Utah’s audiences and artists. So, in 2006, Pinnacle Acting Company was established.


Melanie Nelson
Co-Artistic Director

Jared Larkin
Co-Artistic Director

Mark Fossen

Suni Gigliotti
Development Assistant

Samantha Miller
PR Manager

Contact Us

Westminster College, Jewett Center for the Performing Arts
1840 S 1300 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84105