The Salt Lake Acting Company is in an elite group.

It was announced this past week by the Fund for New American Plays that SLAC was one of eight regional theaters in the United States to receive a grant to assist in the production of a new play.SLAC will receive $20,000, and playwright Julie Jensen, a former Utahn now living in Los Angeles, will receive $10,000 for the theater company's production of her play, "White Money," being performed March 13-April 14 as part of SLAC's 1990-91 season.

Other theaters receiving grants include the Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena, Calif.; Circle Repertory Theatre, New York City; Lincoln Center Theater, New York City; the Intiman Theatre Company, Seattle; the Eureka Theatre Company in San Francisco (two grants), and the Pan Asian Repertory Theatre in New York.

The Fund for New American Plays is a joint project of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., and American Express Co., in cooperation with the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities.

A total of $492,550 was granted to nine plays premiering in eight U.S. theaters during 1990-91.