New plays by our M.F.A. Playwrights Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin and Christin Eve Cato
Directed by Jenny McKnight and Leraldo Anzaldua
At First Sight, will feature two new plays by M.F.A. playwrights Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin and Christin Eve Cato, directed by Jenny McKnight and Leraldo Anzaldua. The festival will culminate in a full day of new works including scenes by undergraduate writers and a staged reading of a new play by our incoming first-year M.F.A. playwright. Keep an eye out for more information from Festival Director and Head of IU's Playwriting Program, Peter Gil-Sheridan.
Tiger Beat by 3rd-year M.F.A. playwright Kaela Mei-Shing Garvin
February 21–February 29
Tiger Beat follows the Girls Next Door, a pop group rising to fame in 2003 pop music. As the band juggles choreography, awards shows, and crushes on teen heartthrobs, Asian American singer/songwriter Tess navigates her identity within the framework of the entertainment industry. This play with music is a coming of age story about pop stardom, questionable 2003 fashion choices, and finding one's identity through art.
jelly beans by 2nd-year M.F.A. playwright Christin Eve Cato
February 26–February 29
Jaden is a tech savvy 10 year old who develops an app that scans your brain for memories. When his older tween-sister Julissa gets a hold of it, she's transported into a whole other world inside of her very own brain! Things go haywire when Julissa is trapped in her own vortex of dreams and fantasies. It's up to Jaden and their friends to bring her back! jelly beans is a play for the family, dealing with loss, grief, healing, and moving on.
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