RADIO HOUR EPISODE 12: STAND by Matthew Ivan Bennett receives its world premiere in a co-production with KUER’S RadioWest on April 26, 2018 featuring Shane Mozaffari, Jay Perry and Isabella Reeder, with original music by Dave Evanoff, eFoley by Joe Killian and...read more
Over my 17 years as a professional actor I have only played six LGBTQ+ identified characters, three of them at Plan-B.read more
I’ll own up to the true inspiration behind the script’s central figure: it’s me.read more
I was so moved by our first out-loud-and-proud public recognition as a married couple that I literally had tears in my eyes.read more
Managing Director and resident sound designer Cheryl Cluff interviews her husband Todd Riesen about his failed parachute on his first sky dive, which has nothing and everything to do with JUMP
Well my chute opened and you’re supposed to release these hand brakes, then you have to quickly assess your situation to make sure everything is good, and … it wasn’t good.read more
I’d seen a handful of shows in my youth (including a particularly alarming Idahoan-interpreted MAN OF LA MANCHA). I’d never read a play just for fun. But life is a wild ride. Mine had just steamed through most of a music degree at university, then swerved toward journalism after a Schumann etude ate my finger. Then, through some loopty-loops I still can’t really follow, I landed in the back row of a campus production of Marsha Norman’s play GETTING OUT that cracked my heart and I saw, for the first time, how theatre can transport, and open up and shake.read more
“It’s different from anything I’ve ever done, putting into play every aspect of theatre I’ve been afraid of taking on.” – Jenifer Nii, Playwright, THE WEIRD PLAY
“Hopefully it will be a worthy addition to the legacy of David Fetzer!.” – Austin Archer, Playwright, JUMPread more
Funds donated through Facebook today, beginning at 6am MST, will be matched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. And Facebook is waiving all fees!read more
THE PRIESTHOOD by Carleton Bluford
MOUNTAIN LAW by Melissa Leilani Larson
Pieces from the THEATRE ARTISTS OF COLOR WRITING WORKSHOP
Plan-B Theatre has premiered 16 ten-minute plays by Matthew Ivan Bennett; the 17th premieres this Saturday as part of ROSE EXPOSED…THE SKY IS FALLING!read more
JUMP initially unveiled itself to me as a narrative surrounding four characters. I had to figure out what that narrative was outside of the central incident of the failed skydive. And I honestly had very few ideas.read more
It’s the first time I’ve scripted in any detailed way a vision of what I wanted the piece to look like, and to use those elements as characters with roles to play. And, I wanted to write something that invited (required, really) audience members to participate and determine what the play is about and what it means to them.read more
The result is THE ICE FRONT, a celebration of the courage it takes to pretend to be someone you’re not in order to be who you are.read more
Playwright Elaine Jarvik on creating RIVER.SWAMP.CAVE.MOUNTAIN., this year’s Free Elementary School Tour
So I think I am just the right person to write a play for children that explores death and grief—because I sure wish someone had put on that play for me when I was a kid.read more
Jesse Portillo has been designing lighting for Plan-B since in 2007. He became our resident lighting designer in 2010, having designed all but one Plan-B production since.
He’s heading east to join the faculty of the College of Charleston in South Carolina, but we’ll see him back at least once next season.
Included here are images from most of Jesse’s Plan-B designs and thoughts about him and his work from many of his Plan-B collaborators.
Break a leg in South Carolina – we love you and will miss you; we’ll miss your eye and especially the catty things you say from the top of the genie!read more