New play reading series—continuing in 2015


“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.

We don’t know the titles yet, but for those of you who loved this year’s readings, here are the dates for next year’s:

Feb. 20 & 21, 2015  •  Mar. 6 & 7, 2015  •  Mar. 27 & 28, 2015

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:

Titles for the 2015 Play-by-Play season will be announced at a later date. Tickets may still be purchased however 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