By Emma Durbin Watching The Wizards was the first time I had ever seen a playwright depict violence against white men specifically because of their race (the reciprocal of when the same white men killed the four brown boys). In this way, Gamboa successfully dismantles white guilt and white power. This gives all audience members the rare opportunity to relax and grieve by imagining a future free from white supremacy. In the interest of championing and celebrating Ricardo’s work, The Wizards in particular, I asked them to sit down for an interview with me.
Hi TTS Alumni, Students, Faculty, and everyone else! The Grappler is on a search for answers from the past, as a dramaturg does. We have voted to design a new logo, but we would like to solve the mystery of the Hanging Chair Logo, once and for all. We're writing a multimedia article on the... Continue Reading →
by Mariah Schultz Sarah DeLappe’s The Wolves centers on a female high school soccer team and how their lives intertwine on and off the field. Though we never see them actually play, Delappe delivers an intense, action packed ninety minutes of humor, heartache, and suspense as if we were at an actual game. This idea... Continue Reading →
by Bri Schwartz Photo by Michael Brosilow In my three years here at The Theatre School at DePaul University, I have worked on shows about topics as broad as trauma and heartache and as niche as beastiality and basketball. Never have I worked on something that talks about something as close to me as race.... Continue Reading →
by Emma Durbin When I am single on Valentines Day, do I feel failure because I am lonely, or is it because I’ve been told that my relationship status determines my value as a human being? And what if I chose to be alone and ignore “Galentine's” Day? Does my decision to not be with... Continue Reading →
Since the Presidential election, the political climate in the U.S. has been thunderous and cloudy with a small chance of “snowflakes”. Millions around the world have gathered to protest the 46th President in an effort to preserve basic human rights that are no longer being taken into consideration by the new administration. It has sparked... Continue Reading →
Graphic by Raquel Villalobos By Rachel Perzynski, Associate Editor Carlos Murillo, the Head of the Playwriting Department at The Theatre School as well as an internationally produced playwright, sat down with me to discuss his experiences working with dramaturgs and how dramaturgy and playwriting intersect. Rachel Perzynski: When working with dramaturgs on your... Continue Reading →
Graphic by Raquel Villalobos By Rachel Perzynski, Associate Editor As someone who has had experience as both a dramaturg and a playwright, Kaysie Bekkela brings a different perspective to how the two roles intersect. Bekkela is one of the playwrights involved with the Wrights of Spring festival, an annual two-week celebration of new plays by... Continue Reading →