“Plan-B produces full seasons of new plays by local playwrights. No one else in the country does that!”
Gary Garrison, Executive Director, Creative Affairs, Dramatists Guild of America
Founded in 2008 and funded in part by the Dramatists Guild Fund and the B.W. Bastian Foundation, The Lab is an incubator for new plays, an opportunity for each of the twelve member playwrights (Austin Archer, Matthew Ivan Bennett, Carleton Bluford, Elaine Jarvik, Julie Jensen, Jenny Kokai, Melissa Leilani Larson, Jenifer Nii, Eric Samuelsen, Morag Shepherd, Rob Tennant and Debora Threedy) to share whatever script they wish, at whatever stage they wish, in a private table reading for the group. The ultimate goal is two-fold: (1) to continually contribute to the field nationally by strengthening a local community of playwrights and (2) to populate future seasons as often as possible with their work. The Lab is truly an innovative artist community. By the end of 2018, all twelve member playwrights will have had at least one Plan-B production. The Lab makes it possible for us to build relationships with playwrights rather than plays. Read more from the playwrights in this Utah Theatre Bloggers Association feature, in the anthologies Plan-B has published and on the Plan-B Blog. Special thanks to dramaturges Martine Kei Green-Rogers, Greg Hatch and Sydney Cheek-O’Donnell for their participation and insight.
Ten things playwright Debora Threedy wants you to know about Joe Hill before ONE BIG UNION opens November 10
ONE BIG UNION celebrates the impact and music of Joe Hill. So we asked playwright Debora Threedy to share ten things she wants you to know about him before you see the play.
THE EDIBLE COMPLEX includes ten foods as characters that playwright Melissa Leilani Larson likes an awful lot. Yes, the Food acts too. She we asked her to tell us why!
If playwrights Caryl Churchill and Sarah Kane had a baby, NOT ONE DROP would be that weird, wacky baby. playwright Morag Shepherd shared with us the ten things that helped her write the play – enjoy!
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.