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The stage provides an inarguable medium through which Playwright Camille Washington tells a story of suspense, supernatural thrill, race, risk, and extraordinary circumstances in ODA MIGHT, premiering at Plan-B Theatre in November. She shares her perspective on some of the deeper thoughts and motivations that went into creating this piece in this ZAP blog post.
Playwright Will Snider reflects on the complicated ethics and socioeconomics of "doing good abroad" that he explores in his piece, Death of a Driver, the story of an American engineer who moves to Kenya and meets a charismatic driver who becomes her first employee and trusted friend. Death of a Driver is being performed by Salt Lake Acting Company through October 20.
Flora is an 8-year-old Latina girl in foster care who meets Bee, who changes her life. Presented by Plan-B Theatre company, this piece explores childhood and belonging intersected with the ever-immediate issues of the foster system and the immigrant experience. Playwright Morag Shepherd reflects on what brought her to creating the play, and how personal the process was.