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Curtains Up

A look at what the 2019-20 season has in store on local theater stages.

Fair Play

A look at what's in store at the 2019 Utah State Fair.

Backstage Fierce

A peek behind the scenes at what it takes to get ready for a drag performance.

Curtains Up

A look at what the 2019-20 season has in store on local theater stages.
Here's a roundup of what some of Utah's major theater organizations are serving up, from the latest brand-new locally-created plays to award-winning musicals from the Broadway stage.

Gamers Got Game

The University of Utah's esports program strives to join the traditional athletics world.
The University of Utah turned heads in 2017 when it announced it would offer esports scholarships. That move was just the beginning.

Building a Wall

A Utah world-premiere continues the development of A Wall Apart.
"I started keeping a file of movies we wanted to make but couldn't afford to make, that would take $50-$80 million to make. And this was on my list of stories."

Social Art-Making

Local artist and 'reluctant bicyclist' fosters community through participatory art.
Hallett sought out riders willing to "sing the love of two wheels over four," but not going anywhere was fine also, hence the title League of Reluctant Bicyclists.

For Us, By Us

Existimos creates a place for queer people of color to create and celebrate.
The spaces that we cherish as welcoming, inclusive and diverse for arts, entertainment and social issues? They're pretty damn white.

No Graze Area

Christopher Ketcham rails against the exploitation of public lands in This Land.
When you talk to him about the policies that are destroying public lands in the West, you get a clear sense of a guy who's not afraid to lob a few rhetorical bombs.

Girls Don't Just Wanna Have Fun

The creators of Girls Gotta Eat approach crafting a funny, raunchy podcast with professionalism.
"We want everyone to walk out thinking, 'What the hell just happened in there?'" Greenberg says.

Geekonomics

It's getting more expensive all the time to be a pop-culture fan.
Geekdom has gone mainstream because the mainstream entertainers are geeks.

Believe the Hyper

David Payne turns an arcade game collection into a mobile gallery of "fine hyper art."
A string of neon lights leads inside, and by the door, a chalkboard sign reads, "Dare to enter: Gallery of Fine Hyper Art."

Runway Success

Utah fashion designers turn clothing into art.
With encouraging mentors and creative challenges that push the boundaries of fashion, reality shows like Project Runway make it look like a designer is a single outfit away from the big time.

Coordinated Effort

Three new area coordinators bring new ideas to the 2019 Utah Arts Festival.
Here's a look at three new area coordinators for the 2019 Utah Arts Festival, including the road that brought them to the festival and their ideas for shaking things up a bit.

Cutting Edge

Disneyland's new Star Wars-themed land isn't just for die hardfans.
As a fan who wears two hats—one for Star Wars and one for Disney theme parks—I'm of two minds about the new experiences offered.

Davey's Spirit

The memory of a local artist supports makers of short films.
For six years, a foundation dedicated to the memory of local actor and filmmaker David Ross Fetzer has supported the dreams of other aspiring artists.

Touched by Angels

Utah Rep begins the ambitious project of staging Angels in America.
It's also one of the most daunting works to consider staging—especially for a smaller theater company—thanks to the sheer logistical challenges of the two-part epic.

Adventures in Suburbia

Two new art exhibitions explore the world of idyllic neighborhoods.
With identical architecture and yards, these bland blocks are a far cry from the patchwork of styles of the last century.

Feminine Mystique

Girl Child explores the trialsand treasures of being a woman.
Suddenly, hands slapping, they close the small gap between them. One woman jumps on the other's back.

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