Category Archives: On-stage

The Divine Feminine, Mormon Style: Carol Lynn Pearson’s _Mother Wove the Morning_, Joanna Brooks, and Faithful Mormon Feminism

Feminist. It’s a divisive word among Mormons. When I’ve told people that I consider myself a Mormon feminist it gets a wide range of reactions, from pleasant surprise from my more secular friends and peers who have a firm idea … Continue reading

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Writing the Hard History

I have posted this elsewhere in the past, but with the publication of The Fading Flower by Zarahemla Books recently, and that play being more readily available now, I wanted to drag this post back into the light: I have … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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