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If last year’s Utah Short Film of the Year competition was of titanic proportions then this year’s slate should leave no doubt how Utah's independent filmmaking community is flexing its artistic muscle with transformative impact. Last year's winners from OHO...
The great French impressionist Claude Monet experimented extensively not only with light and shadow in his work but also with combinations and contrasts in color. In the Haystack Series, he painted the same scene repeatedly at different times of the day,...
NOTE: This is the final installment in a series about Plan-B Theatre’s 23rd season and forthcoming 24th season. Sensing the momentum of a nicely ripening Utah Enlightenment, Plan-B Theatre has slated a record seven world premieres of plays by Utah...
NOTE: This is the first of three installments about Plan-B Theatre's season. The second installment will highlight the upcoming 'And The Banned Played On' event which will be held May 3 at The Rose Wagner Center for Performing Arts. ‘So:...
By just mentioning death camas (a plant known very well especially by Western sheep ranchers) in their new book ‘Wild Rides and Wildflowers,’ two Utah Valley University scholars lead readers to several epiphanies, as they recount four years of...
In each of the short plays that comprise Eric Samuelsen’s latest work ‘3,’ Platonic notions of order and perfection are treated with stunningly effective realism. Plan-B Theatre’s latest premiere brings audiences close to the Mormon soldiers of ambition –...
Although he calls it an “odd quirk” in his writing process, listening to certain kinds of music has been quite helpful for Eric Samuelsen in shaping the rhythmic and thematic flows of his plays. For example, in a play-in-progress...
‘The most striking thing about the crowd is their ordinariness: just a bunch of earnest suburban moms and dads, accompanied by young children still so androgynous-looking that the trans kids are indistinguishable from their non-trans siblings.’ -- Sabrina Rubin...
The literary arts have emerged as a potent platform for addressing bullying. Recent books such as the compilation ‘Dear Bully: 70 Authors Tell Their Stories;’ ‘One,’ a picturebook by Katherine Otashi, and ‘The Misfits,’ in which one of the...