Theatre Arts

Program Founded in 2011 by Art Access

The Art Access Theatre Arts Program seeks to educate the public to respect and celebrate differences among all people. Appropriately themed stage productions are performed for groups of attendees, who may be school students or adults from the community. Following each production, attendees are encouraged to participate in a discussion about the performance and to address the theme of respecting diversity and difference.

For its debut of the Theatre Arts Program, Art Access has as been presenting a one-act-play called The Mysterious, Happy Life of Brown Bag. Written by local playwright Greg Near, the play tells the poignant story of a boy who was born with an unusual difference. The story chronicles Brown Bag's struggle to fit in, and is told from the perspective of his mother and his teacher. The title character teaches us to embrace and respect differences. This play helps Art Access to exhibit our organizational philosophy of inclusion by creating a clear level of understanding of the beauty and depth of diversity and the richness that diversity can add to our lives.

To learn more about The Mysterious, Happy Life of Brown Bag, check out these VIDEOS on Vimeo.

To request a performance of The Mysterious, Happy Life of Brown Bag, or to learn more about this program, please contact Amanda Finlayson at 801-328-0703 opt. 5 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



a world premiere by Matthew Ivan Bennett presented by Plan-B Theatre at ART ACCESS

Friday, October 10
7:30 p.m.


DIFFERENT=AMAZING is a new, 40-minute play drawn from real-life bullying experiences of elementary students, including current Salt Lake and Davis County students. The goal is to provide students with the tools to identify, address, and hopefully prevent bullying in their own schools. Inspired by the 2010 event of the same name.

Featuring Tyson Baker and Latoya Rhodes.
Directed by Jerry Rapier.
Special thanks to Jim Martin and Denice Maedgen.

ART ACCESS is located at 230 South 500 West, #125 in Salt Lake City. Questions about this event? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 801-328-0703, option 5.

Visit the Plan-B Theater website for more information about DIFFERENT=AMAZING and Plan-B Theatre.




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