Local artist Day Christensen has a gift for creating unique, pleasing spaces. A designer by training and trade, Christensen has also become one of Utah’s most successful artists for public projects. His meticulous and creative eye has literally shaped the landscape of Utah, turning a visit to a […]
Dale Thompson has a B.A. in Liberal Arts from The Evergreen State College and an Masters degree in communications from Westminster College. Her writing career includes work for a local theatre, journalism in Park City, and freelance contributions for various nonprofit organizations.
Diamonds are a modern tenth-anniversary present, but that seems too unoriginal for Plan-B’s production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. What would be the right thing for a fantastically outrageous play that bills itself as, “Sex, drag, and rock ‘n roll. The anatomically incorrect, glam-rock musical”? For starters, […]
Twenty-four hours. Five playwrights. Five directors. Fifteen actors. This is the tried and true recipe for Slam, an annual production by Plan-B Theatre Company. In twenty-three hours, five short original plays grow from infancy to full maturity. The twenty-fourth hour is when the audience is invited in to the Jeanne […]
The theatre lights dim and the stage transforms into a world where the audience forgets actors, costumes, and lighting. Transfixed onlookers are given a reprieve from their daily lives as captivating characters quickly become familiar friends. Plot seems to vanish as seamless storytelling weaves scenes that are more […]
A profile of art activist Andrea Bowers, the 2012 Warnock Artist in Residence at the University of Utah.
In conversations local artist Chauncey Secrist conveys a thoughtful intensity that ranges from playful to philosophical. His latest exhibit at Guthrie Studios is a reflection of that. On display is 15 years worth of work but the show has remained untitled because he feels it’s too soon in […]
A review of Joy Nunn’s Passers-by at Art at the Main.
Randy Rasmussen’s new 20 foot painting “Woodside” is smaller than what he’s used to working with. As Technical Director for both Plan B Theatre and Kingsbury Hall his usual canvas is the size of a stage, a scale he’s been working with since his days at Jordan High […]
On the occasion of the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s golden anniversary we sent 15 Bytes writer Dale Thompson down to Cedar City to review a couple of this year’s productions.
Our Artist Profile this month is Salt Lake’s Jared Steffensen, who is showing at Nox Contemporary.
Just walking in to the performance space tells you you’re in for something a little different. Another Language Performing Arts Company, founded by Elizabeth and Jimmy Miklavcic, is housed on the second floor of the Intermountain Networking and Scientific Computation Center, a research facility on the University of […]
From the moment the audience settles in to their seats for Mesa Verde at Plan – B Theatre, it is clear that Matthew Ivan Bennett’s latest work is going to be raw and stripped to its essentials. What literally and figuratively sets the stage is the work […]
In this month’s edition of 15 Bytes our Culture Conversation focused on local, intimate theatre experiences, especially productions of work by local talent. Among the plays mentioned was In, the work of local playwright Bess Wohl which had its world premier this past weekend. Our review is below. […]
The relationship between America and Iran is often understood through headlines and sound bites that report events but do very little to explore the issues beyond the context of politics. In her latest work, which is also a world premiere, local Utah playwright Kathleen Cahill puts the tension […]
“I think [the audience] is going to be shocked because I think they’re expecting this to be an anti-Iranian play and its not,” says Kathleen Cahill about her new play, The Persian Quarter. Dale ThompsonDale Thompson has a B.A. in Liberal Arts from The Evergreen State College and an […]