Legacy through theatre: MAMA playwright Carleton Bluford on honoring mothers and those who came before

SALT LAKE CITY — Carleton Bluford is a dynamic performer who has been seen on stages across Northern Utah including those at Plan-B Theatre Company, Salt Lake Acting Company, Hale Center, Pioneer Theatre Company, and People Productions. In addition to being an actor, Bluford is currently a member of The Lab for playwrights at Plan-B. Mama, […]

9 playwrights on The Lab at Plan-B Theatre Company

If ever there were a wall on which I’d want to be the fly, this is it. The Lab at Plan-B Theatre Company is an incubator for new work by Utah playwrights. Since 2008, these monthly meetings provide opportunities for the nine participating playwrights to receive support and guidance from their peers on their current and […]

UTBA reviewers sound off: EXCELLENCE IN 2013

It’s been another busy year for UTBA. In 2013 we reviewed 223 productions—our second-highest annual total. From Garden City to Ivins, our reviewers traveled the state to review plays in Utah. Below are our reviewers’ thoughts about some of the excellence they have seen in our state this year. Excellent Professional (Equity) Productions I really […]

Plan-B’s SUFFRAGE is not to be missed


I’ll be honest; polygamy is not a topic I like to bring up in conversation. It is, however, crucially linked to the formation of our state, no matter how we may choose to gloss over it. With her new play Suffrage, Jenifer Nii has created a taut, engrossing, seminally female story that […]

A step into THE LAB: three new original works at the Rose

SALT LAKE CITY — The Lab | Script-in-Hand Series is a fairly new laboratory for original work by Utah playwrights. The lab is led by Tobin Atkinson (Meat & Potato Theatre) and supported by Jerry Rapier (Plan-B Theatre). This week brought the second installment of the series. Three 30-minute, one-act plays-in-progress were presented and followed by […]

One night with two men named ‘Wallace’

SALT LAKE CITY — Wallace will host its world-premiere tonight at Plan B Theatre Company. The play interweaves two one-act plays about two, distinct individuals. Both were named Wallace. Both were writers. Both had some sort of connection to Salt Lake City. The result is a simple and beautiful contemplation on individuals, relationships, and home.