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How to Sundance in style in SLC

By Joshua Jones Did you know more people will watch Sundance premieres in Salt Lake than in Park City this year? Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center and Broadway Centre Cinemas will host dozens of screenings and for the first time, Megaplex at The Gateway joins as an official venue. But where to eat, drink, and […]

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Back in Business: Performing Arts’ Triumphant Return to Downtown Salt Lake

By Melissa Fields After two years of cancellations, postponements and other COVID-19 shenanigans, the 2022-23 performing arts season in THE BLOCKS is, at long last, back to its colorful, talent-packed and thought-provoking normal. Though, in truth, ‘normal’ doesn’t do this season’s events schedule justice. As you’ll see below, downtown Salt Lake’s performing arts organizations have […]

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MY BROTHER WAS A VAMPIRE: a horror comedy

MY BROTHER WAS A VAMPIRE by Morag Shepherd opens Plan-B Theatre’s 32nd Subscription Series This piece also appears in the current issue of QSaltLake Magazine In Morag Shepherd’s latest play, siblings Skye and Callum love each other, hate each other, and need each other. Oh, and they can fly. MY BROTHER WAS A VAMPIRE is […]

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Ballet for Aliens: A Play About Ballet for Kids by Kids

I remain committed to the idea that theatre for youth should be written by (or at least with) youth. Young writers can articulate their experiences truthfully, honestly, and in a framework that speaks to other people their own age. There is no worry about condescending or belittling young experiences. I am not saying there is […]

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I’m Still A Beginner But You Know What Else I Am Now?

A Playwright. By MaryBeth Jarvis Clark   It was deeply satisfying to give myself permission to be an absolute beginner as an “older” person and to let my inexperience show without shame. Week by week, my writing got stronger. Gradually the characters emerged as a twenty-something man who was opting out of the rat race, […]

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PIE AND BEER DAY + LOCALLY MADE LOCALLY PLAYED

Annual Pie and Beer Day will be celebrated with Locally Made Locally Played Festival at The Gateway After a two-year hiatus, Pie and Beer Day comes to The Gateway combined with the new Locally Made Locally Played Music Festival. Presented by The Blocks and Bad Brad Wheeler, the official sudsy celebration for alt-Utah and all […]

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A Tale of Two Buskers

Conversations with Salt Lake City Street Performers Andy “Ammonite Andy” Connolly and Paul Boruff It’s no secret that it takes both talent and grit to step out onto a stage to sing, play an instrument, dance or act. We submit, however, that busking—a la street performing—requires even more chutzpah. Curious about what it takes to […]

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Mestiza, or Mixed

Based on a True Story – ish by Melissa Leilani Larson This article also appears in the June 2022 issue of QSaltLake magazine. I’ve come to realize audiences enjoy finding out that the play they’ve just seen is based on a true story. I don’t think I can count the number of times people have […]

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