Inspiring Agency through Art: TTS Reps Week Fall Art Installation Recap

By Yasmin Mitchel, Associate Editor The Art Installation during #TTSREPS week was a project that the entire Grappler team was excited about. Such a display would physicalize the issues and themes we had been grappling with over fall quarter. This was also a way we could engage our community and pull from personal experiences. The... Continue Reading →

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Should I Dramaturg This Play: Representation Offstage

“Perhaps people will tell you that you have no way of understanding how to live in my shoes. On a certain level, I think that that is true. On another level, that should not prevent you from trying to understand.” -Phyllis Griffin Eight months ago, I was assigned to be the assistant-dramaturg for The Theatre... Continue Reading →

Writing Bodies

  I am writing a play. I’m calling a new character I’ve just met Taza. But I cannot decipher Taza’s race. Is she Armenian? Is she Syrian? Is she Eastern European or Middle Eastern? Or a better question: is she white? Playwrights’ characters come from mysterious places. Sometimes we witness them commit acts of love... Continue Reading →

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