Greg Hatch & Terry Kogan share their thoughts on being longtime Plan-B subscribers and donors as part of Give OUT Day.
For unmarried gay couples, determining an anniversary can be a challenge. Do you celebrate your first date? When you moved in together? For us, it’s the night we saw Plan-B Theatre Company’s first production of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH and hosted a cast party in our home. Eleven years later, Plan-B continues to be an important part of our lives. As two gay men in a loving relationship, we find few theatrical works that reflect our world.
Plan-B dares to commission, develop, and produce plays that express the rich diversity of the LGBT community. And it does so in Utah, where the political and cultural environment is frequently hostile to LGBT issues. This Utah perspective has fueled many of Plan-B’s recent productions: a Mormon housewife with a gay husband; a former Mormon housewife sharing his story about transitioning into a transgender man; two young men whose friendship is strained when one goes on an LDS mission while the other comes out as gay; a two-spirit American Indian who serves as a guide to anthropologists studying the Zuni culture. The list goes on-and-on. Other Utah theatre companies occasionally produce plays with LGBT storylines. Only Plan-B nurtures world-premiere productions that speak directly to the hearts of LGBT Utahns and our allies.
We hope you will join us as annual subscribers and financial supporters, so Plan-B Theatre Company can continue to document and celebrate our community.