a world premiere by Matthew Greene
October 18-28, 2018
“I’d been loved. And that changes a person.”
A gay Mormon faces excommunication within a week of marrying the man of his dreams. A solo play about faith, hope and catharsis.
Featuring Austin Archer. Directed by Jerry Rapier. Designed by Keven Myhre (set) and Matt Taylor (lighting). Stage managed by Cate Heiner (rehearsal) and Jennifer Freed (production). From the author of ADAM & STEVE AND THE EMPTY SEA.
WHO'S WHO | PHOTOS
Matthew Greene (Playwright) is a playwright, director, and teaching artist from California, currently living and working in New York. In 2018, his play GOOD STANDING will premiere at Plan-B Theatre in Salt Lake City, UT and his play THOUSAND PINES will premiere at Westport Country Playhouse in Westport, CT. Matthew’s other plays include GREGORIAN (off-Broadway, Working Artists Theatre), ADAM AND STEVE AND THE EMPTY SEA (Plan-B Theatre, Salt Lake City and New York International Fringe Festival), BREAD OF AFFLICTION (Society for the Study of Jewish American and Holocaust Literature) and #MORMONINCHIEF (New York International Fringe Festival). His film BOY WITH BLUE was awarded Best of Fest at the Oceanside Film Festival. He currently works as a teaching artist with Opening Act, an organization that provides theatre education to underserved high schools. Read more about Matt in the New York Post and Passion Passport.
Austin Archer (Curt) makes his acting debut with Plan-B (although his play JUMP premiered at Plan-B last season in a co-production with Flying Bobcat Theatrical Laboratory and his short plays SWIPE LEFT and SWIPE RIGHT were featured in Plan-B’s (IN)DIVISIBLE the previous season). NY: THE MICHIGAN ASSASSIN, CHEESEBURGER DELUXE: THE MUSICAL. Regional: NEWSIES, A FEW GOOD MEN, THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, and others (Pioneer Theatre Company), HIR, CLIMBING WITH TIGERS (a co-pro with Flying Bobcat), SATURDAY’S VOYEUR, and others (Salt Lake Acting Company). Film and Television: MINDHUNTER (Netflix), EVERWOOD (WB), TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL (CBS). All the love in the world to my family! Thanks Jerry and Matt for this opportunity. Instagram: @williamahstin
Jennifer Freed (Resident Stage Manager)
Cate Heiner (Rehearsal Stage Manager)
Keven Myhre (Set Design)
Jerry Rapier (Director) has been the Artistic Director of Plan-B Theatre in Salt Lake City, Utah since 2000. He has directed more than 20 world premieres for the company and is a recipient of Salt Lake City’s Mayor’s Artist Award in the Performing Arts. He and Kirt, his husband of 22 years, are the proud parents of soon-to-be-six-year-old Oscar.
Matthew Taylor (Lighting Design)
I’ll own up to the true inspiration behind the script’s central figure: it’s me.