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Art in Action! :Plan-B Theatre

Plan-B is a Utah based theatre company that works predominantly with new works. Their company has produced over 100 new plays, with a long track history of author diversity.

If you’re looking for a company that’s both on the cutting edge of new work, as well as artists that care about their communities,look no further than Plan-B Theatre Company. Plan-B is a Utah based theatre company that works predominantly with new works. Their company has produced over 100 new plays, with a long track history of author diversity. To fuel their engine of creation they have programs such as Theatre Artists of Color Writing Workshop, The Script-in-Hand Series, and The Lab, a group of established playwrights who work together to create new works relevant to people on all walks of life.


“But what about their activism” I can hear you shouting from the back, which by the way is very rude, settle down.


By organizing with both local and international charities they were able to organize a double matched donation system. That would bring in $18,500 dollars for the Adopt-a-Future Program.

This year in 2019 the Plan-B theatre company successfully put on a production of "The Post Office", in conjunction with the United Nations Civil Society Conference. By organizing with both local and international charities they were able to organize a double matched donation system. That would bring in $18,500 dollars for the Adopt-a-Future Program. A program that brings art and education to children suffering in refugee camps. The money was specifically given to the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya.


In 2013 they started the Free Elementary School Tour or FEST for short. A program that brings theatre to schools and helps get students involved in the arts and connect with performances in a real and meaningful way.

In addition to their work with UNCSC, Plan B has participated in multiple activism projects over the years. In 2013 they started the Free Elementary School Tour or FEST for short. A program that brings theatre to schools and helps get students involved in the arts and connect with performances in a real and meaningful way. In a day when arts are constantly being cut from schools all across the country, programs like this are vital in making up the gap and providing creative outlets to kids growing up in turbulent times. This program was so successful and long running it became integrated into Professional Outreach Programs in the Schools and is now supported by the Utah Legislature.


This program was so successful and long running it became integrated into Professional Outreach Programs in the Schools and is now supported by the Utah Legislature.

This is just another piece of evidence that art from small beginnings can go on to change not only the lives of those who interact with it, but also create real political change in the world we live in. By supporting the arts we can help show our support for the improvements to our society that art represents. If you want to know more about the award winning Plan-B Theatre you can check out their website at https://planbtheatre.org/ and see another inspiring group of artists working to create a better world.


 

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Cody O'Hare is one of the Co-Board Members and the Development Director of ThreePenny Theatre Company. He's written multiple short plays, other works of fiction, and designs training courses for digital marketing, and dreams of creating and introducing exciting new theatre, that can help inspire social change.

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