ROSE EXPOSED is created annually by the Performing Arts Coalition to bring audience and artists together at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center.
Each year, ROSE EXPOSED features short works created by each of the Rose Wagner's resident companies: Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation, Pygmalion Theatre Company, Plan-B Theatre Company, Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, Repertory Dance Theatre and SB Dance.
Now celebrating its 6th year of exploration, hoopla and provocative entertainment – not to mention the 20th anniversary of the Rose Wagner itself! – Rose Exposed is one of Salt Lake’s most innovative events featuring a new short work created around a unifying theme by each of the six resident companies. Rose Exposed…The Sky is Falling, focused on all the ta-do surrounding fake news, is inspired by the well-known folktale that makes light of paranoia and mass hysteria. SB Dance will go full gangster-noir; RWDC and RDT will create new work that day, PYGmalion will weave the pieces together with sightings of Chicken Little and Turkey Lurkey throughout the night; Stephan Beus (Gina Bachauer’s 2006 Gold Medalist) will elevate the scene with live music; and Matthew Ivan Bennett (Plan-B’s resident playwright) will wrap up the evening with a new, apocalyptic comedy, whether or not the sky actually falls.