Since 1991, we have developed and produced unique and socially conscious theatre created by Utah playwrights.

We are the first professional arts organization in Utah history led by an artist of color.

We are the only professional arts organization in Utah led by a majority-POC board.

We share stories with a local point-of-view as well as global stories from a local perspective.

We nourish a pool of local playwrights to rival that found in any other city in the country: we develop relationships with playwrights rather than plays.

We are the only professional theatre company nationwide producing full seasons of new work by local playwrights.

We are the only professional theatre company in Utah creating both a new LGBTQIA2S+ play and a new play for K-6 students each season.

Each company decision reflects our commitment to representation.

We serve our community by reflecting it onstage.

We are committed to gender parity.

We are committed to LGBTQIA+ equality.

We are anti-racist and anti-racism.

We are anti-ableist and anti-ableism.

We welcome the opportunity to learn from our own mistakes.

We welcome the opportunity to speak less and listen more as our colleagues join the representation conversation.

We are a resident company of Salt Lake County's Arts & Culture venues, an Associate Member of the National New Play Network, and operate under an SPT-4 agreement with Actors' Equity Association and on the Tier Contract with the Stage Directors & Choreographers Society.


Staff

Jerry Rapier, Artistic Director (he/him)
Cheryl Ann Cluff, Managing Director (she/her)
Sharah Meservy, Education Coordinator (she/her)
Sam Allen, Interim Education Coordinator, April-July 2021 (he/him)
Kallie Filanda, COVID-19 Safety Officer, starting July 13, 2021 (she/her)
Danny Borba, 2021/22 Intern (he/him)

Board of Trustees

Benjamin Brown, President (he/him)
Rebecca Chavez-Houck, Trustee (she/her)
Chris Curlett, Treasurer (he/him)
Lily Hye Soo Dixon, Trustee (she/her)
Jesse Nix, Trustee (he/him)
Melissa Salguero, Trustee (she/her)
Kay Shean, Secretary (she/her)

Paul Tew, Trustee (he/him)

The Lab Playwrights

Matthew Ivan Bennett (he/him) |  Rachel Bublitz (she/her)  |  Elaine Jarvik (she/her)  |  Julie Jensen  (she/her) |  Jenny Kokai  |  Melissa Leilani Larson (she/her)  |  Jenifer Nii (she/her)  |  Morag Shepherd  |  Debora Threedy (she/her)  |  Camille Washington (she/her)

The Lab Dramaturgs

Charisse Baxter (she/her)  |  Greg Hatch (he/him)  |  Janine Sobeck Knighton (she/her)

Theatre Artists of Color Writing Workshop Playwrights

Tatiana Christian (they/them)  |  Chris Curlett (he/him)  |  Dee-Dee Darby-Duffin (she/her)  |  Bijan Hosseini (he/him) |  Tito Livas (he/him)  |  Brandan Ngo (he/him)  |  Iris Salazar (she/her)  |  Darryl Stamp (he/him)