Mahonri Stewart featured in Mormon Artist

Issue 5 of Mormon Artist features an interview with Mahonri Stewart as well as a reprint of his excellent AMV post The Art of Friends, Not Rivals: Shannon Hale and Stephenie Meyer. which was an important corrective, in my opinion, to some of the rhetoric that was flowing around Meyer-as-artist.

In other Mahonri-related news, Nan Parkinson McCulloch’s AML-List review of his new play “The Fading Flower” was posted just a few hours ago. It’s a very positive review, and I have to say Nan deserves major kudos for her enthusiastic support of Mormon theater. She seems to attend every production and review or at least comment on all of them. “The Fading Flower” runs through June 8. For details and ticket information, visit the New Play Project website.

Congratulations, Mahonri. I only wish I lived closer to Utah or was independently wealthy. Sadly, neither situation seems to be imminent. However, if any of you within the sound of my, urrrr, voice, do live in or will be visiting the Intermountain West in the next week or so, you have no excuse.

Mormon Play Publisher Purchased, Mormon Plays for Sale

Historically, LDS playwrights have had only one dedicated company distributing performance rights to LDS plays, Encore Performance Publishing. But that changed last year when Encore was sold, and now LDS playwrights’ ability to license plays is much less certain, since Encore’s new owner isn’t interested in LDS .

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