Playwright Melissa Leilani Larson on creating ‘BITTER LEMON’

March 11, 2024

I have never loved Macbeth. Can I say that aloud, as a theatre person? Is it allowed? Too late, Mel. Too late. [But] I have always wondered — what would happen if Lady Macduff had her say?

Playwright Debora Threedy on creating ‘BALTHAZAR’

January 1, 2024

BALTHAZAR, more than any other play I’ve written, is a play of ideas and it is a play informed by my own journey as a woman in law, by my evolution as a scholar of women and the law, and by my own recognition of the importance to me of both my feminine and masculine sides.

First-time playwright Laura Munts on creative aging

September 25, 2023

Creative Aging is an ongoing, life-affirming choice which is beautiful in its own way because as long as I realize I have a choice, I have a voice.

Playwright Tito Livas on creating ‘SQUEAK’

August 29, 2023

My hope is that students, teachers, administrators, and parents – anyone and everyone who watches SQUEAK – will come away with a little more patience and a lot more understanding of what goes on inside the minds of kids whose brains work a little differently.

MIX TAPE: First-time playwright Jaqueline Morasco on creating ‘The C Word’

August 8, 2023

Though I have written a lot and published a bit, I didn’t think my writing was good enough to be produced. In fact, when I received the call that “The C Word” was chosen to be produced, I was shocked.


May 1, 2023

We’re kicking of #AANHPI Heritage Month with a conversation between Jerry Rapier and Brandan Ngo.

Wallace, Jerry, Jenifer, and Carleton

March 24, 2023

This play felt incredibly specific in 2010 but now it feels like Jenifer wrote this astonishing piece of literature earlier today for this moment, this evening. It feels urgent.

Jenifer Nii’s work graces the Plan‑B Theatre stage one final time with the revival of her 2010 play FIRE!

March 19, 2023

FIRE! is a play for now, connecting two Utah writers of color separated by a century, the careers of both cut tragically short. Revisiting Jenifer’s first work as her final Plan-B production is a fitting farewell to a barrier-breaking writer in conversation with and celebration of another.

14th Annual Edward Lewis Theatre Festival

February 17, 2023

Featuring a sneak peek of Carleton Bluford in Jenifer Nii’s FIRE!

Darryl Stamp’s GO HOME COME BACK is heartfelt, thought-provoking, and personal

January 31, 2023

I hope audiences who see GO HOME COME BACK will consider that, since we don’t know what tomorrow brings, it’s incumbent upon us to embrace those we love, strengthen our friendships, and act with kindness, compassion, and forgiveness before our lives end.