SCRIPT IN HAND Series Events:
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).
Running: June 8-18, 2017
Th & F @ 8, Sat @ 4 & 8, Sun @ 2
Studio Theatre at the Rose Wagner
Our country feels more divided than ever before. People increasingly feel their voices are being ignored. It seems we’ve collectively lost the ability to listen.
Please join us for a non-partisan evening of new work drawn from real-life stories – equal parts liberal and conservative – some you’ll agree with, some you won’t, all from people just like you.
Featuring short plays by Utah playwrights Austin Archer, Matthew Ivan Bennett, Carleton Bluford, Rachel Bublitz, Elaine Jarvik, Julie Jensen, Jennifer A. Kokai, Melissa Leilani Larson, Jenifer Nii, Eric Samuelsen, Morag Shepherd and Debora Threedy.
The cast includes Lily Hye Soo Dixon, Dee-Dee Darby-Duffin, April Fossen, Mark Fossen, Bryan Kido, Tito Livas, Jayne Luke, Shane Mozaffari, JJ Neward, Isabella Reader, Matthew Sincell, Darryl Stamp, Aaron Swenson and Jason Tatom. Designed by Jesse Portillo, stage managed by Michael Johnson, directed by Jerry Rapier.
In partnership with The Children's Center
Since 1991, Plan-B has developed and produced unique and socially conscious theatre created by Utah playwrights. This year is no different, Plan-B 2017-2018 Season has been announced, and theatre-goers have a good season ahead.
Plan -B has produced nearly 100 world premieres, including Utah’s first by an African American playwright and first by an Asian American playwright. Nationally, five of these plays have been nominated for the American Theatre Critics Association/Steinberg Award for Best New American Play Produced Outside New York, four have enjoyed extended lives in New York and two have been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Fifty percent of their work since 2010 has been by female playwrights.
Jane and Tami became directly involved with Plan-B during the 2001 production of The Laramie Project. “An extraordinary feat of theatrical journalism,” the play highlighted the social issues, events, and pressures surrounding and leading up to the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard in Wyoming. Tami is a long time member of Plan-B’s Board of Trustees.
For further information, or to donate to Plan-B, please visit www.planbtheatre.org