Plan-B has offered internships to seven college students since 2007. Below are thoughts from Adam Harrell and an introduction to Megan Fevurly (who will be joining us this December for CHRISTMAS WITH MISFITS and MARRY CHRISTMAS), both from the MFA Dramatic Writing Program at the University of Idaho.
Adam Harrell, University of Idaho, MFA Dramatic Writing Program, 2009/10 Season: My internship at Plan-B Theatre was one of the most formative experiences of my playwriting career. Jerry Rapier and the rest of the crew at Plan-B have a sincere passion for the craft, a great sense of camaraderie, and they are always tackling new and interesting work, which made for a wonderful learning environment. Not only did I get to participate in the day-to-day operations of an intelligent, well-organized professional theatre, I was given the opportunity to see several brand new plays premiering in the Salt Lake City area, meet with and learn from resident and visiting playwrights (of which there never seemed to be shortage of), and have my own work read and work-shopped by talented actors, writers, and directors who were the nicest and most inspiring folks you could meet.
I will always remember the amazing people I met at Plan-B, the kindness and support they gave me personally, and the enthusiasm for new work and emerging playwrights that was part of the fabric of the company. It was a unique opportunity that helped me grow as a playwright and jump-start my professional career.
Megan Fevurly, University of Idaho, MFA Dramatic Writing Program, 2014/15 Season: Megan is a Denver-based playwright. Her plays have received readings and productions at Curious New Voices, University of Denver, The Edge Theatre, University of Idaho and Towne Street Theatre. She is a self-professed theatre geek, working at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and as an advisory board member for the Athena Project, also in Denver.
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