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 embrace gender diversity.

We are committed to gender parity.

We are committed to LGBTQIA2S+ equality.

We are anti-racist and anti-racism.

We are anti-ableist and anti-ableism.

We welcome the opportunity to learn from our mistakes.

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.

We comply with Utah Nonprofit Association's Standards of Ethics. Recent 990s and audited financials are available upon request.



Jerry Rapier, Artistic Director (he/him)
Cheryl Ann Cluff, Managing Director (she/her)
Sharah Meservy, Education Coordinator (she/her)
Kallie Filanda, COVID-19 Safety Officer (she/her)

Board of Trustees

Benjamin Brown, Trustee (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, President (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)

Teaching Artists

Latoya Cameron (she/her)  |  Chris Curlett (he/him)  |  Dee-Dee Darby-Duffin (she/her)  |  Kallie Filanda (she/her)  |  Pedro Flores (he/him)  |  Avery Franklin (he/him)  |  Brenda Hattingh (she/her)  |  Talia Heiss (she/her)  |  Sammee Jackman  (they/them) |  Julie Jensen (she/her)  |  Alec Kalled  (he/him)  |  Sharah Meservy (she/her)  |  Jay Perry (he/him)  |  Jerry Rapier (he/him)  |  Darryl Stamp (he/him)  |  Yolanda Stange (she/her)  |  Taylor Wallace (she/her)  |  Benjamin Young (he/him)