LOCAL COLOR
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LOCAL COLOR SETTING

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LOCAL COLOR was rehearsed via Zoom in 13 homes across {how many?} zip codes. At no point was an actor asked to leave her home. Vocal tracks were recorded on Tascam lav mic recorders fashioned into home recording studios, thanks to the genius of David Evanoff. Seven vocal tracks were recorded independently and simultaneously. Many a pause was taken for sketchy internet, barking dogs, vibrating phones, showering spouses, loud neighbors, electronic notifications, neighborhood traffic, electronic notifications, airplanes, birds, and more dogs. Many a mini-SD card was placed in an envelope or Ziploc bag and taped to a door by an actor for contactless retrievals. Those vocal tracks were then downloaded and synced at Counterpoint Studios (again, David Evanoff). Sound designer Cheryl Ann Cluff then dropped her sound files into a Sound Forge file of the now-synced vocal tracks. David, direct Jerry Rapier, and Cheryl Ann then finalized placement and sound levels, the results of which you are about to hear!


LOCAL COLOR CREATIVE TEAM

Playwright, "Suicide Box" Tatiana Christian
Playwright, "Guise" Chris Curlett
Playwright, "DOLs" Dee-Dee Darby-Duffin
Playwright, "Organic" Tito Livas
Director Jerry Rapier^
Sound Designer Cheryl Ann Cluff
CAST INFO
Graphic Design Aaron Swenson
Mic Technique Coach Jay Perry
Sound Engineer David Evanoff

*Appearing through an Agreement with Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. ^Member, Stage Directors & Choreographers Society

Plan-B Theatre is an Associate Member of the National New Play Network.


PLAN-B STAFF

Artistic Director Jerry Rapier
Managing Director Cheryl Ann Cluff
Education Coordinator Sharah Meservy
Resident Stage Manager Jennifer Freed


PLAN-B BOARD

President Benjamin Brown
Trustee Rebecca Chavez-Houck

Managing Director Cheryl Ann Cluff
Trustee Chris Curlett

Trustee Lily Hye Soo Dixon
Trustee Jesse Nix

Treasurer Rick Pollock
Artistic Director Jerry Rapier
Secretary Kay Shean

Trustee Paul Tew


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LOCAL COLOR PRESS


LOCAL COLOR SPECIAL THANKS


LOCAL COLOR WHO'S WHO

"SUICIDE BOX" PLAYWRIGHT TATIANA CHRISTIAN

is a member of the Theatre Artists of Color Writing Workshop at Plan-B Theatre and hopes to build a playwriting career in Salt Lake (and eventually beyond). "Suicide Box" is their first play. Their second play, "Space Cats," was commissioned by Plan-B for the national Play At Home initiative and can be found on Plan-B's app and performed at home or with friends!

"GUISE" PLAYWRIGHT CHRIS CURLETT

has been performing professionally for 20 years. As a teen, Chris got his start as a professional dancer and singer opening for major acts, arena shows, regional events, and working with major companies such as Disney. Chris landed in Los Angeles to continue to commercially dance while attending AMDA to train in musical theatre, Shakespeare, film, and dance. Chris has been fortunate enough to land commercials, streaming series, and professional theatre work since moving to Utah. Chris recently completed his Master’s in Social Work and is certified in clinical therapy and working with diverse child and family populations. Chris is a member of Plan-B's Theatre Artists of Color Writing Workshop and Board of Trustees. "Guise" is his first play.

"DOLS" PLAYWRIGHT DEE-DEE DARBY-DUFFIN

is a singer, actor, director, producer, and playwright. She has created roles in many Plan-B Theatre world premieres and is a member of the company's Theatre Artists of Color Writing Workshop. Her play "Aphasia" was commissioned by Plan-B as part of the national Play at Home initiative and her first play, "DOLs", was first seen as a Script-In-Hand Series reading. deedeedarbyduffin.com

"ORANIC" PLAYWRIGHT TITO LIVAS 

is an actor residing in Salt Lake City with his husband and three-year-old son. He is constantly educating his child on the benefits of the creatures we find outside which led to writing "Shine A Light," a play about a little boy who learns about the important role insects play in our world, commissioned by Plan-B Theatre for Play at Home. When he's not tending to the garden or his animals, you'll most likely find him somewhere in the mountains with his family, or on set. Professionally he has performed with such companies as Walt Disney World, Princess Cruises, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Pioneer Theatre Company, Salt Lake Acting Company, Plan-B Theatre, and The Public Theater, as well in several national commercials and in Lifetime and Hallmark films. He is a member of Plan-B's Theatre Artists of Color Writing Workshop.

DIRECTOR JERRY RAPIER^

has been Plan-B's Artistic Director since 2000. He is Nisei and the first person of color to lead a professional arts organization in Utah history. Jerry has directed Utah's first world premieres by an Asian American playwright (WALLACE, comprised of "Fire!" by Jenifer Nii and "Where I Come From" by Debora Threedy, 2010), a Black playwright (MAMA by Carleton Bluford, 2015), and Latina and Persian playwrights (...OF COLOR, comprised of "Driver's License, Please" by Olivia Custodio, "The Frailest Thing" by Bijan Hosseini, "American Pride" by Iris Salazar," and "Roar" by Darryl Stamp, 2019), all at Plan-B. Jerry and Kirt, his husband of 25 years, are the proud parents of eight-year-old Oscar.


SOUND DESIGNER CHERYL ANN CLUFF

co-founded Plan-B in 1991 and has served as Managing Director since 1995. She has designed sound for nearly every Plan-B production since 2000, including Julie Jensen's P.G. ANON earlier this season, which she also directed.


ACTOR BIOS

ACTOR KANDYCE MARIE ABREU (Lilly, "Suicide Box")

is thrilled to make her Plan B debut. Some of her credits include: AIDA China Tour (Aida U/S perf), Nederlander Worldwide; Little Shop of Horrors(Chiffon), Egyptian Theatre; HAIR(Dionne), Egyptian Theatre; Ragtime (Sarah), Sandy Amphitheater; Shout! The Mod Musical (Yellow Girl), Norwegian Productions; Newsies (Medda Larkin), HCTS. Kandyce also traveled many parts of the world as a Production Cast Principal on Norwegian Cruise Lines. All my love to my littles. Mommy loves you!

ACTOR TYLER FOX (Brett, "Guise" & Philip, "Organic")

is a Salt Lake City-based actor who has been privileged to work with such companies as Plan-B, Sackerson, SONDERImmersive, Wasatch, An Other, and others. He is excited to share his art in a year when its desperately needed.

ACTOR BRIAN KOCHERANS ("Guise" & Hot Guy, "Organic")

(he/him) is beyond delighted to be working with Plan-B on this project. Born and raised in Orem, Utah, he got a degree in theater from UVU. Some favorite roles have been: Adam in Next Fall and Eli in Let the Right One In. Brian would like to thank Chris and Jerry for this wonderful opportunity.

ACTOR LONZO LIGGINS ("Guise" & "Organic")

Lonzo is excited to be doing a production for Plan B Theatre. He has done several readings for them but this will be his first production. He has been active in theatre and film in Utah for many years and has been a lead in films and many plays. His most recent theatre credits include: Wait Until Dark for the Hale Center Theatre and Streetcar Named Desire for The Grand Theatre.

ACTOR DARBY MEST ("DoLs" & "Suicide Box")

was last seen in Plan B Theatre’sRose Exposed: I Wanna Hold Your Hand, singing an original duet with her mom Dee-Dee Darby-Duffin. She was also in Jenny Kokai's Reacting to Myself in An Apocalypse!!!!!, part of the 2020 Radio Slam. She was thrilled to perform all around Utah in FEST’s Flora Meets a Bee! She is looking forward to being part of Plan-B’s upcoming Dol’s in Local Color this summer!

ACTOR KATIE JONES NALL ("DoLs" & Suicide Box")

is excited to return to Plan B Theatre. Katie graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Musical Theatre. Some of her favorite roles include,Thomasina in Arcadia, Little Sally in Urinetown and recently Sam in the elementary school tour, Zombie Thoughts and many more. For Katie, theatre is a way to convey the beautiful, heartbreaking, humor and all of the emotions that scripts have to offer. She loves to make a connection with every audience that comes to enjoy a performance. If she can make the audience feel something then she has done her job. Katie wants to thank everyone that has always supported her and believed in her. She also wants to thank Plan B for always being professional and amazing to work with! -I don’t know if I should mention the mural or not? Bios stress me out. If this Bio sucks please let me know!

Actor CARLOS NOBLEZA POSAS (Michael, "Organic" & Caller #2, "Suicide Box")

lives truthfully under imaginary circumstances - and sometimes real ones. Of Honduran and Filipino descent, his past credits include "American Pride" by Iris Salazar & "Drivers License Please" by Olivia Custodio  in Plan-B Theatre's ...OF COLOR, COLD STORAGE (Great Salt Lake Fringe Festival), and MACBETH (Creekside Theatre Festival. He owes his machismo to his father, his werpa to his mother, and his life in the intermountain west to his wife. LOCAL COLOR marks Carlos' first foray into audio drama, so go easy on him.

ACTOR YOLANDA STANGE (Heidi, "DoLs" & Manager/Protester, "Suicide Box")

Hello Theater Goers! My name is Yolanda Stange and I could not be more excited to participate in this years Local Artist of Color….Radio Plays,a first for me but that’s why I love working with Plan b…for the challenge. From the audition process to workshopping new plays to my first roles with them in the inaugural production of Local Artist of… in 2018. I’ve been able to grow as a artist and more importantly I’ve seen how the community has grown from the dialogue created by watching the plays selected. So thank you for watching me as theDoctor in the world premier of Oda Might in 2019 or any of the other talented artist in any production by Plan-B, we can’t do it without YOU.


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