Morag Shepherd: If you can’t laugh at tragedy, then you’re in trouble

October 10, 2022

This post also appears in the current issue of Catalyst Magazine.

SAY ABORTION, ON STAGE

August 25, 2022

True abortion stories gathered by Planned Parenthood Association of Utah from Utahns who have had abortions. A co-production of An Other Theater Co., Plan-B Theatre, PYGmalion Productions, and Planned Parenthood Association of Utah.

ROSE EXPOSED: BIRTHDAY SUIT(E) CELEBRATES THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ROSE WAGNER AUGUST 27

July 21, 2022

Birthday Suit(e). Birthday Suit. Birthday Suite. We don’t know which company will read it which way. But we do know we’ll have a great time figuring it out with you as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center!

Melissa Leilani Larson on creating MESTIZA, or MIXED

April 21, 2022

The truth is simple: If I want to see myself represented, I need to represent myself.

Iris Salazar on Creating AFTERSHOCK

March 24, 2022

This post also appears in the current issue of QSaltLake.

Carleton Bluford on Creating THE CLEAN-UP PROJECT

January 19, 2022

This post also appears in the current issue of QSaltLake.

The Collected Plays of Eric Samuelsen

September 20, 2021

Today marks two years since Eric left us. It seems almost impossible that it’s been that long.

We are honored to have been Eric’s artistic home. It seems appropriate to share today that Eric’s entire body of work (well, the plays we could find copies of – his laptop remains an enigma!) has been published by Leicester Bay Theatricals and is now available as THE COLLECTED PLAYS OF ERIC SAMUELSEN.

64 plays
8 volumes

Four of the eight volumes feature introductions from members of the Plan-B family: Artistic Director Jerry Rapier, Playwrights Melissa Leilani Larson and Matthew Ivan Bennett, and Educator Colleen Lewis.

Read on for the full text of each.

We miss you Eric.

“Stranded” by Brandan Ngo premieres as part of ROSE EXPOSED: WE JUST DON’T KNOW

August 15, 2021

Our contribution to the evening is the world premiere of “Stranded,” a 10-minute play by Brandan Ngo, a member of our Theatre Artists of Color Writing Workshop. Commissioned as part of the national Play at Home initiative early in the pandemic, “Stranded” is a wacky comedy about isolation, enbarrassing memories, and imaginary friends.

What it’s like to be a first-time playwright of color

May 7, 2021

LOCAL COLOR, audio streaming June 3-13, is comprised of four world-premiere short plays from the Theatre Artists of Color Writing Workshop.

Actor Flo Bravo on Playing Lucía in “ART & CLASS”

March 22, 2021

It’s hard to be an outsider. In a state like Utah, it feels like there’s no shortage of opportunity to stand out for all the wrong reasons. Having a name that’s hard to pronounce, speaking a different language, darker skin, not being part of the dominant religion, having opinions that oppose the mainstream; it adds up.