Debora Threedy

Debora Threedy has degrees in theatre arts and law and recently retired from teaching law at the University of Utah to spend more time writing plays. She has had four full-length plays and several shorter pieces produced by Plan-B Theatre in Salt Lake, most recently One Big Union, about the life and death of labor activist Joe Hill. Two of her plays had public staged readings at the Utah Shakespeare Festival through its New American Playwrights Project: One Big Union and Nemo 1934 (later produced by Plan-B under the name The End of the Horizon). Her play The Third Crossing was one of the winners of the 2010 Fratti-Newman New Political Play contest in New York, where it received a public staged reading at the Castille Theater Center; it was later produced by Plan-B. Her play Underground had several public readings around the state of Utah and was produced at the Center for the Arts at Kayenta. She wrote and performed a one-woman show, Desert Wife, which toured the state of Utah with funding from the Utah Humanities Council. Her play Wrestling With Angels was given a public reading by Pygmalion Productions in Salt Lake City. Another play, Stumped, has received public readings in several states (Utah, Nevada and Massachusetts) and been published in an academic law journal. Most recently, her play Balthazar received a public staged reading at Plan-B in April 2019. The End of the Horizon is scheduled to be produced at Kayenta in the fall of 2020.



Full-Length Plays

  • One Big Union, Plan-B Theatre, SLC, November 2016. It also received public readings at the Utah Shakespeare Festival in 2016.
  • Underground, Man of Two Worlds Productions, 2013, at the Kayenta Arts Center, Kayenta UT; previous staged readings at the Entrada Institute and the Rio Mesa Field Station.
  • The Third Crossing, Plan-B Theatre, 2012. It also received public readings by People’s Productions, SLC, and Castillo Theatre Center, NYC, in 2010.
  • Where I Come From, Plan-B Theatre, SLC, 2010 (this play comprised half of the devised production called Wallace)
  • The End of the Horizon, Plan-B Theatre, SLC, 2008. It also received public readings (under the name Nemo 1934) at the Utah Shakespeare Festival in 2006; published in Plays From Behind the Zion Curtain 
  • Desert Wife, Utah Humanities Council, Touring Production 2000-01
  • Balthazar, Public reading at Plan-B Theatre April 2019
  • Wrestling With Angels, Public reading through Pygmalion Productions 
  • The Other Balthazar Unproduced
  • Thicker Than Water Unproduced

Short Plays

  • Stumped, Public readings through the Playwrights Lab, the Association for Law, Culture and the Humanities, and the S.J. Quinney College of Law; published as part of a legal symposium at 81 UMKC Law Rev. 791-811 (2013) 
  • Tigers of Akanuma Meat & Potato Theatre
  • The Jewel in the Crown Plan-B Slam
  • Toe Jam Plan-B Slam
  • First Night Out TheatreWorksWest
  • Food Fight TheatreWorks West