When Boatwright learned that Theater alum Dawn Monique Williams was directing Twelfth Night for the company this summer (the show runs through Oct. 13), Boatwright didn’t let the fact that OSF isn’t currently offering internships stop her. She contacted Williams, who willingly made room for her on the team, and had what she calls “hands down one of the best experiences of my life” shadowing Williams as she worked.
Finn Lefevre '17G is a trans non-binary scholar who first came to the Department of Theater at UMass Amherst as a graduate student in dramaturgy, and has now won a following among undergraduate students by teaching exciting new classes such as Sci Fi and Queer theatre. Lefevre
Meredith Aleigha Wells is a hyphenate in more ways than one: They're an actor-singer-dancer and theater-maker, as well as a disability-and-LGBTQ-rights activist who works to improve visibility for disabled and LGBTQ performers.
Over the course of his leave, he developed two huge screenwriting projects: one is a 26-episode show about Brazilian history airing next year on Brazilian television (he wrote all 26!), and the other is a film script based on the life of a woman who opposed the Brazilian military dictatorship and was tortured for it, which is now in development.
On the fourth floor of the Randolph W. Bromery Center for the Arts, students in the TH240 class are involved in an icebreaker exercise, led by guest speaker and award-winning Cuban American writer, director, and California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) faculty member Marissa Chibás.
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