Titles Announced for the 2015 Season!


“Nothing is more important to the long-term vitality of American theatre as an art form than the nurturing of new voices and new work.”

— PTC Artistic Director Karen Azenberg

"Play-By-Play" is Pioneer Theatre Company's new play reading series. The series provides developmental rehearsal periods for three new plays, with the playwright working alongside a professional director and cast for a week-long residency, culminating in three public readings of each play available to theatregoers at a very modest cost.

PTC is committed to making it easy for people who love theatre to take that leap of faith to see new work by making these new play readings very affordable. By doing them as readings, with no sets or costumes, we invite our audience to take a risk with us at a very modest cost.

The program launched in 2014 and will continue in 2015.

Here are the dates for this season's Play-By-Play readings:

The three plays announced for upcoming readings are:
Speculator Spirits
by Josh Tobiessen
Directed by Wes Grantom
February 20 and 21, 2015
When a young woman brings her fiancé to her estranged father's haunted liquor store, she's hoping for a quick visit. But she finds that the past, and old boyfriends, have a way of catching up with you.  
Slow Food
by Wendy MacLeod
Directed by Julie Kramer
March 6 and 7, 2015
A vacationing couple celebrates their anniversary at a Greek restaurant in Palm Springs, but will the marriage survive an intrusive waiter who insinuates his way into their meal and their lives?
Mr. Wheeler's
by Rob Zellers
Director TBA
March 27 and 28, 2015
Life is a challenge when you work at a moribund fast food restaurant in a decaying inner city. But don't underestimate the resilience of the scruffy band of young people who work the breakfast shift at Mr. Wheeler's.


Who knows? You may be witnessing the creation ofthe next Tony Award-winning production.

We accept submissions for Play-By-Play either by agent or with a letter of recommendation. Submissions accepted year-round. Response time six months.

2015 Play-By-Play Season:

Tickets may be purchased online or by calling the Box Office at 801-581-6961.

Sponsors of Play-By-Play include:

  • Sandi Behnken
  • Lee and Audrey Hollaar
  • Mike and Jan Pazzi
  • The University of Utah Department of Theatre
  • The Utah Museum of Fine Arts



"You need three things in the theater - the play, the actors, and the audience, - and each must give something."
Kenneth Haigh