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Architecture of Rain is a circular play set in a glass house of memory. It is a play about memory, and the fluidity and gravity of it. The cast is comprised of four Asian women, one mother and her three daughters. All-Grown-Up is the youngest sibling who has passed away in a car accident, and the three living women live with her absence. The story is about the loss of All-Grown-Up, and the secondary death of a loved one through memory. The play is a physical and emotional memorial, and one that anyone who has skimmed the surface of grief will recognize. 
 
Author: Stefani Kuo '17
Season: Fall 2016
Type: Experimental Production



The Colored Museum is an experimental play that straddles various versions of reality while navigating what it means to be Black in America. In a society bursting with the shadows of violence and systematic inequality, The Colored Museum satirizes what it means to exist in a country and a world that is constantly reeling from the politics of identity. Consisting of eleven “exhibits” or “sketches” this play rebuts understandings of culture or ethnicity that are monolithic or existent within vacuums. Through the use of humor, monologue and the construction of fantastical alternative realities, the play makes room for joy, laughter, and a piercing pain. It allows for these entities to function and operate in tandem and it navigates identity in a way that is aware of the nature of oppressive systems. From Miss Pat, who is the flight attendant on “Celebrity Slave Ship” to Miss Roj, a “snap queen” who rejects the limitations of respectability politics, the play inverts the silencing of the individual by placing each narrative/exhibit on center stage. Through specific glimpses of characters, we are given a larger story of freedom. The play incorporates music as a fundamental entity and positions it as a centerpiece in the conversations it raises regarding culture and identity. It tells the story of a community of individuals fighting to find their identity. It tells the story of a community fighting to come to terms with both history and the present. It tells a story about seeking definitions of freedom. 


Author: George C Wolfe
Season: Fall 2016
Type: Experimental Production



It’s the 1920s, and Queenie and Burrs are throwing the biggest party of the decade. As a string of outrageous guests arrives, the night devolves into chaos, ending with one person dead and the rest of the guests wrestling with the costs of their desires, of sex, of jealously, and of love. 

Author: Andrew Lippa
Season: Fall 2016
Type: Mainstage Production