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.
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.Read More
Wallace Thurman was young, gay, and Black. He was at the heart of the Harlem Renaissance and called
Salt Lake City home. “Fire!” premiered as the Wallace Thurman half of Plan-B Theatre’s WALLACE in 2010. Carleton Bluford reprises his role as Wallace Thurman.
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.Read More
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.Read More
Over our 15-year relationship with playwright Matthew Ivan Bennett, we’ve had a lot of fun with radio drama, revisited Utah’s complicity in the Japanese internment through BLOCK 8, explored the art and life of Leonardo da Vinci in DI ESPERIENZA, opened our hearts to the impact of terminal cancer in MESA VERDE, explored the transition…Read More