The Art of Getting Seen: Artist Grant Fuhst on his work for Plan-B Theatre Company

Pilot Program, Plan-B Theatre Company

What draws you to a book, a movie trailer, or even a product? Is it the title? Usually. Is it reviews and the description? That is what probably sells you in the end, but what captures your interest in a heartbeat is the image on the cover, the still frame, or the product packaging. Theatre […]


UTBA’s celebrating 1000 reviews! You’re invited!

Free reception after the September 25 performance. Show runs September 25 to October 11.

OREM — After nearly five years of reviewing live theatre in Utah, UTBA is partnering with Utah Valley University to celebrate the 1000th UTBA review with two exciting events this month. Blood Wedding event After the opening performance of UVU’s Blood Wedding on September 25, UTBA will hold a reception to thank readers for their support […]


9 playwrights on The Lab at Plan-B Theatre Company

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 […]


Anne Cullimore Decker on censorship and Plan-B’s AND THE BANNED PLAYED ON

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SALT LAKE CITY — Censorship of the arts is not an uncommon event in Utah. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been asked to remove or change lines in scripts I’ve been given out of the fear that the customers will tear down the walls if they hear anything they “shouldn’t.” Good theatre companies […]


Plan-B’s “Season of Eric” has strong closing with 3

Photo by Rick Pollock

SALT LAKE CITY — Plan-B Theatre Company’s ongoing mission to bring socially conscious and locally relevant plays to Utah audiences has produced numerous sold-out shows. The closing production of their latest season—The Season of Eric—is sure to follow that model. 3 by Eric Samuelsen offers three short plays performed by three extremely versatile actresses that […]


Christy Summerhays and 3 at Plan-B

Christy Summerhays

SALT LAKE CITY — As Plan-B comes to an end of its very successful season dedicated to playwright Eric Samuelsen, I had the opportunity to talk with Christy Summerhays, an actress in the upcoming production of 3. While the piece chooses a potentially polarizing subject to explore, after talking with Summerhays I can’t wait to see […]


CLEARING BOMBS explores fiery subject of modern economics

Photo by Rick Pollock.

SALT LAKE CITY — Seventy years ago, there was a viable chance that two extremely influential minds in the world of economics sat together on a rooftop waiting for a bomb from Hitler’s Lufthansa to fall on a church. John Maynard Keynes and Friedrich Hayek both taught at Cambridge during WWII and volunteered to help clear […]


Mark Fossen and CLEARING BOMBS at Plan-B

Mark Fossen plays economist John Maynard Keynes in Plan-B Theatre's production of CLEARING BOMBS.

Plan-B Theatre has made its mark on Utah theatre by bringing highly charged and politically relevant new work to local audiences. The 2013/2014 ‘Season of Eric’ (featuring 4 original productions by Eric Samuelsen) features stories that hit both close to home and ask for awareness on a national level. The next production, CLEARING BOMBS, places […]


Interview with actress Latoya Rhodes: Plan-B’s DIFFERENT=AMAZING

Latoya Rhodes, is one of two actors taking Plan-B's DIFFERENT=AMAZING to Utah Schools this month.

Latoya Rhodes, a 28-year old Utah resident, is passionate about finding a proactive way to reduce the bullying that takes place in today’s society. By participating in Plan-B Theatre Company’s world premier of Different=Amazing, she is hoping to have the opportunity to do just that. Having endured bullying herself, Latoya hopes that through playwright Matthew […]


UTBA reviewers sound off: EXCELLENCE IN 2013

A scene from the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s 2013 production of Peter and the Starcatcher. (Photo by Karl Hugh. Copyright Utah Shakespeare Festival 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 […]