The first three plays of the Series, sponsored by Lee & Audrey Hollaar and the Dramatists Guild Fund, were first read privately in The Lab last season. They are now ready for you, their first audience!

The fourth is a partnership with Art Access about family and the fifth is our response to the response to the election in partnership with The Children’s Center.

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Intersections II: Forging Family from More than DNA

April 27-29, 2017
Th & F @ 7, Sat @ 2 & 7, Art Access
$10 ($5 students) tickets available here

An exploration of what it means to build a family through an LGBTQIA (and allies) lens, what it means to build and develop family as a series of intersections with kindred people who deliberately form nurturing family units.

Writers Shauna Brock, Dave Hanson, Louise Mathews, Jim Martin, Jaxton Mullineaux, Melissa Rasmussen, Lorelei Rutledge, John Wilkes and one anonymous writer created monologues in a 4-week writing workshop led by Eric Samuelsen. They were then each mentored by a playwright from The Lab. And now, their pieces will be performed by Kirt Bateman, Colleen Baum, Dee-Dee Darby-Duffin and Susanna Florence. Stage managed by Jennifer Freed. Directed by Eric Samuelsen.



June 8-18, 2017
Th & F @ 8, Sat @ 4 & 8, Sun @ 2
Free tickets available here

Our country feels more divided than ever before.
People increasingly feel their voices are being ignored.
It seems we’ve collectively lost the ability to listen.
Please join us for a non-partisan evening of new work
drawn from real-life stories – equal parts liberal and conservative –
some you’ll agree with, some you won’t, all from people just like you.

Adult content.

Featuring short plays by Utah playwrights Austin Archer,
Matthew Ivan Bennett, Carleton Bluford, Rachel Bublitz,
Elaine Jarvik, Julie Jensen, Jennifer A. Kokai, Melissa Leilani Larson,
Jenifer Nii, Eric Samuelsen, Morag Shepherd and Debora Threedy.

Cast includes Lily Hye Soo Dixon, Bijan Hosseini, Tito Livas, Jayne Luke,
Matthew Sincell, Darryl Stamp, Aaron Swenson, Jason Tatom
(others TBA). Directed by Jerry Rapier.

Tickets are free but all patrons are encouraged to contribute
to The Children’s Center while at the theatre.



by Rob Tennant
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
7pm, Studio Theatre
At capacity

A comedy about bicycles, roving cannibals, and climbing the post-apocalyptic corporate ladder. Just because the world ended doesn’t mean you don’t have to go to work. Featuring Olivia Custodio, Sky Kawai, Shawn Francis Saunders and Matthew Sincell. Stage managed by Joe Killian. Directed by Robert Scott Smith. From the author of BOOKSMART.


by Jennifer A. Kokai
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
7pm, Studio Theatre

Marian spends her days hanging out at the senior center and drinking wine with her best friend Fran. After her estranged granddaughter has a crisis of faith and moves in with her, marvelous things begin to happen. A play about death, faith and learning to float through Jello. Featuring Anne Decker, Kay Shean, Amy Ware and Ben Young. Stage managed by Michael Johnson. Directed by Andra Harbold.


by Matthew Ivan Bennett
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
7pm, Studio Theatre

When a young German immigrant discovers her uncle spied on her parents and was involved in their death under interrogation by the Stasi, she confronts him in the dry heat of Canyonlands, forcing him to make an unthinkable choice. Featuring Kirt Bateman and McKenzie Steele Foster. Stage managed by Michael Johnson. Directed by Jerry Rapier. From the author of BLOCK 8, DI ESPERIENZA, MESA VERDE, ERIC(A), A/VERSION OF EVENTS and six episodes of RADIO HOUR.


Since 2004, 38 plays-in-progress have received staged readings as part of the Script-In-Hand Series. Click here for the full history.

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