Category Archives: On-stage

The Mormon Ibsen: A Tribute to Eric Samuelsen

When I discovered that Eric Samuelsen was retiring from BYU as the playwriting professor, I have to admit a little bit of my heart broke. In many ways it may the best decision. From what I understand, Eric’s battle with … Continue reading

Posted in Community Voices, On-stage | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Mahonri Stewart’s _A Roof Overhead_ (review)

Review of Mahonri Stewart’s A Roof Overhead By Margaret Blair Young  There are many angles to Mahonri Stewart’s latest play, showing through Saturday, April 28, at the Little Brown Theater (248 South Main Street, Springville).  On the surface, it seems … Continue reading

Posted in On-stage | Tagged , | 12 Comments

Blurring the Lines: New Horizons in Multimedia Theatre

In my MFA program at Arizona State University, there’s been an increasing trend towards digitizing theatre. Production after production that I’ve seen there, they have some sort of technology or film related component. And it’s not just Arizona. All across … Continue reading

Posted in Electronic Age, On-screen, On-stage | 1 Comment

Looking back, looking around, looking forward

The BYU Writers/Dramaturgs/Actors workshop, or WDA, provides an intensive workshop experience for new plays and for new writers. I’ve taught it for years–this year, my friends and colleagues Melissa Larsen and George Nelson are running it. Typically, six plays are … Continue reading

Posted in International Scene, On-stage, The Past through Literature | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Unfinished

I recently finished reading The Pale King, the novel David Foster Wallace was working on when he died, by his own hand, in September 2008.  I love David Foster Wallace.  I love everything he wrote.  I certainly never met him … Continue reading

Posted in Literary Views of Scripture, Mormon LitCrit, On-stage, SF&F corner, Thoughts on Language | 3 Comments

The Beauty of (Church) Pageants

by Scott Hales Last summer my family took a trip to Palmyra to attend the Hill Cumorah Pageant. I had not been to the pageant since 1987–when I was still too young to get much out of it.[1] In fact, … Continue reading

Posted in On-stage, Storytelling and Community | Tagged , , , , | 9 Comments