A Memorial Tribute To Utah Playwright Eric Samuelsen
The playwright Eric Samuelsen died last week. He was a leading figure in Mormon literature and the local theatre scene. We're talking about his influential life and work.
The playwright Eric Samuelsen died last week. A leading figure in Mormon literature and the local theatre scene, he has been called a "titan of the Utah Enlightenment." His body of work often probed the LDS experience, and through his unique partnership with Plan-B Theatre Company, he bridged the cultural divide between Utah and Salt Lake Counties. He also made a lasting impact on generations of students as a BYU professor. We're talking about Samuelsen's influential life and work.
- Jerry Rapier is the artistic director of Plan-B Theatre Company.
- Melissa Leilani Larson is a playwright based in Utah.
On Saturday, October 5, Plan-B Theatre Company will present a free, script-in-hand reading of Eric Samuelsen's play Borderlands at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center in Salt Lake City.
Eric Samuelsen appeared on RadioWest nine times. Many of those shows are still available online, though some are not. We will work to fix that in the very near future. In the meantime, please enjoy this selection of our interviews with Eric, going back to 2011.