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Plan-B Theatre Company

Plan-B Theatre Company is one of five professional theatre companies in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is the smallest in terms of budget and staff. Plan-B develops and produces unique and socially conscious theatre, it is the only theatre company in Utah devoted to developing new plays by Utah playwrights, and is the resident theatre company at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. In fact, The Dramatists Guild of America has noted that Plan-B is the only professional theatre company in the United States producing full seasons of new work by local playwrights.

HistoryEdit

The company was founded in 1991 and incorporated in 1995 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The company has been honored with Organization of the Year awards from Equality Utah, Human Rights Campaign and Transgender Education Advocates of Utah (twice). In 2015, the company was awarded both Utah's Governor's Leadership in the Arts Award and Salt Lake City's Mayor's Artist Award for Service to the Arts by an Organization. The International Centre for Women Playwrights honored the company with its 50/50 Applause Award in 2016, 2017 and 2018. The Parent Artist Advisory League selected the company for as one of the inaugural recipients of the PAAL Award in 2018.

The company 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, five have enjoyed extended lives in New York, two have toured internationally, two have toured coast-to-coast and two have been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Plan-B is the only theatre company in Utah history to have published anthologies of full-length, original plays.

Plan-B is an associate member of the National New Play Network.