2017/18 SCRIPT-IN-HAND SERIES
Free readings of plays-in-progress
by Carleton Bluford
featuring Tyson Baker, Mark Fossen, Lonzo Liggins, Gray Mckenzie, Matthew Sincell & one other actor TBA
directed by Alicia Washington
Wednesday, November 15, 7pm
How do we choose to find ourselves? The LDS Church’s 1978 decision to ordain black men to the priesthood sends two young friends on a surprising and unexpected journey of personal revelation. From the author of MAMA (2015).
by Melissa Leilani Larson
featuring Calbert Beck, Matthew Sincell & Emilie Starr
directed by Cheryl Cluff
Wednesday, March 7, 7pm
In the fall of 1850, Tamson English has been alone with three young children on the Western frontier for more than a year. Isolated from civilization, abandoned by her husband, haunted by her past, Tamson’s mind begins to fracture… Until an old friend appears at her door. From the author of PILOT PROGRAM (2015) and THE EDIBLE COMPLEX (2016).
SELECTIONS FROM THEATRE ARTISTS OF COLOR WRITING WORKSHOP
Wednesday, April 11, 7pm
We hosted a gathering of Theatre Artists of Color in June of 2017. The desire to tell stories authentically came up multiple times throughout the gathering. So we organized a writing workshop with Utah’s most produced playwright, Julie Jensen, to be held in November and December of 2017. Julie will teach the basics of the craft; the writers will write; we’ll craft select pieces into an evening of short works.
THE PRIESTHOOD by Carleton Bluford
MOUNTAIN LAW by Melissa Leilani Larson
Pieces from the THEATRE ARTISTS OF COLOR WRITING WORKSHOP
Tell your stories. Tell them as often as you need to. Because they are the foundation of your families.read more
A world in which we have run out of oil and are forced to ride bicycles everywhere isn’t necessarily a dystopia for me. To each their own.read more
So some parts of this play are very true, some parts are very false, and some parts lie somewhere in between. Most of the things I won’t confess to, but here are a couple. The first is that I think everybody is still trying to figure stuff out, whether you’re 75 or 21. We think we’re supposed to get old and wise but I don’t think that ever happens.read more
See, the Stasi thrived through a network of paid or blackmailed informants. “They” were largely made up of regular men and women. “They” were not always in uniforms. “They” were your brothers, mothers, co-workers, college professors, and favorite uncles. “They” were like you, and “They” were not necessarily after an obvious out-group. And, as I explore in my play, “They” might have been as afraid of their bosses as anyone else.read more
Subscriptions are $53 and include ONE BIG UNION by Debora Threedy, VIRTUE by Tim Slover and NOT ONE DROP by Morag Shepherd. THE EDIBLE COMPLEX by Melissa Leilani Larson is available as an add-on for $6.read more