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September 2017 — Mel wrote a brief introduction to her current work-in-progress, Mountain Law, to coincide with the announcement of Plan-B's 2017-18 Script in Hand series. Mountain Law will have a staged reading as part of the series in March 2018. If you are interested in attending the reading, you can obtain free tickets here

August 2017 — Michael Austin describes Mel as "one of the true rising stars of Mormon literature" in his blog post, "Melissa Leilani Larson: The Theatre of the Uncomfortable."

July 2017 — Mel wrote a post about her new book, "What's a nice Mormon girl like you doing writing plays like this?"  on the By Common Consent blog.

July 2017 — Third Wheel was launched July 24th alongside two other fabulous books written by women, Rachel Hunt Steenblik's Mother's Milk and Mette Harrison's The Book of Laman. "These Are the Books!"

June 2017 — The Utah Review previews Plan-B Theatre's (In)divisible.

September 2016 — In honor of her play The Edible Complex, Mel wrote a post for Plan-B Theatre's blog, Ten Foods I Like an Awful Lot.

March 2015 —The Utah Review previews Plan-B Theatre's production of Pilot Program. 

January 2015 — BYU’s premiere production of Pride and Prejudice is included as one of the best new plays in Utah in 2014, receiving a mention in the Utah Theatre Bloggers Assocation’s Excellence in 2014 blog post.

December 2014 Pilot Program got a shout-out in American Theatre Magazine, where Plan-B Theatre Company is featured in an article: “14 Theatrical Plans to Change the World.” Get your Pilot Program tickets here.

October 2014The Utah Review has a new article highlighting the family values expressed in Plan-B Theatre Company’s current season (including the world premiere of Pilot Program).

October 2014 — Mel has a post on Plan-B Theatre Company’s blog discussing Pilot Program

September 2014Pride and Prejudice won a 2014 City Weekly Arty award, a staff pick for “Best Modern Jane”. Woohoo!

September 2014Pilot Program got a great shoutout on the Feminist Mormon Housewives blog.

August 2014 — Mel is included in an Utah Theatre Bloggers article about Plan-B Theatre Company’s Playwrights' Lab.

March 2014Marvin Payne, playing the role of Mr Bennet in BYU’s production of Pride and Prejudice has written two charming anecdotes about a recent rehearsal, and then another.

February 2014 — The SUU News ran an article following the Innovative Theatre Company’s production of Little Happy Secrets February 20-23, 2014.

May 2013 — Little Happy Secrets got a shout-out in the Huffington Post article “Gay Mormon Characters in the Arts Step out of the Shadows” (the article is great; skip the comments).