Plan-B Theatre has been an important cause for Tami and me since 2001 when Plan B produced The Laramie Project. Since then, we have supported Plan B, and Tami has been a long-time member of the Board of Trustees. Plan B raises awareness and invites conversation about the important issues that are present in our community. Just announced, the 2017-2018 season has 3 incredible plays and the Script in Hand Series. Tami and I hope to see you at some of the performances. Tickets can be purchased here.
The Ice Front
By Eric Samuelsen
November 9-19, 2017
The actors of the Norwegian National Theatre find themselves in an uneasy truce with Nazi cultural authorities during the German occupation of Norway. When they are forced to perform a Nazi propaganda piece, conscience comes face-to-face with The Final Solution.
THE ICE FRONT questions what it means to be an artist, to be a patriot, to be human
The Weird Play
By Jennifer Nii
March 1-11, 2018
A co-pro with Sackerson
Whom do you love? What do you love? How do you love? And why?
THE WEIRD PLAY lives in the space between romance and devotion.
From the author of WALLACE, THE SCARLET LETTER, SUFFRAGE, RUFF! and KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.
By Austin Archer
April 5-15, 2017
A co-pro with Flying Bobcat Theatrical Laboratory
How will you die? Will you see it coming? What if you’re given a second chance?
JUMP explores the impact of survival on those we love.
In partnership with The David Ross Fetzer Foundation for Emerging Artists
Script In Hand Series - Free readings of plays-in-progress
by Carleton Bluford
featuring Tyson Baker, Mark Fossen, Lonzo Liggins, Gray Mckenzie, Matthew Sincell & one other actor TBA
directed by Alicia Washington
Wednesday, November 15, 7pm
How do we choose to find ourselves? The LDS Church’s 1978 decision to ordain black men to the priesthood sends two young friends on a surprising and unexpected journey of personal revelation. From the author of MAMA (2015).
by Melissa Leilani Larson
featuring Calbert Beck, Matthew Sincell & Emilie Starr
directed by Cheryl Cluff
Wednesday, March 7, 7pm
In the fall of 1850, Tamson English has been alone with three young children on the Western frontier for more than a year. Isolated from civilization, abandoned by her husband, haunted by her past, Tamson’s mind begins to fracture… Until an old friend appears at her door. From the author of PILOT PROGRAM (2015) and THE EDIBLE COMPLEX (2016).
SELECTIONS FROM THEATRE ARTISTS OF COLOR WRITING WORKSHOP
Wednesday, April 11, 7pm
We hosted a gathering of Theatre Artists of Color in June of 2017. The desire to tell stories authentically came up multiple times throughout the gathering. So we organized a writing workshop with Utah’s most produced playwright, Julie Jensen, to be held in November and December of 2017. Julie will teach the basics of the craft; the writers will write; we’ll craft select pieces into an evening of short works