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Creative Writers Shape Instant Play Festival

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Alasdair Padman, Staff Reporter

September 28, 2017

Popping ghosts, pirates sniffing cocaine, a writer’s mind unraveling, radical love and the bargaining of lives marked the first night of the 10th annual Instant Play Festival. By the end of the weekend of September 24-25, ten student writers responsible for this assortment of ideas had watched...

Playwrights give guidance, inspiration to Instant Play Festival participants

Playwrights give guidance, inspiration to Instant Play Festival participants

Mallory Martin

September 20, 2012

The Instant Play Festival is a time-honored Whitman tradition. Entering its fifth year, the festival gives 14 Whitties the opportunity to learn from three different professional playwrights over the course of three weeks, absorbing all they can and learning the tricks of the trade. At 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept....

‘Hello Failure’ offers graceful, life-affirming portrait of courage

Alex Hagen

March 11, 2012

"Hello Failure," a comedy written and directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre Kristen Kosmas, was performed from Thursday, Mar. 1 through Sunday, Mar. 4 at Harper Joy Theatre. The show, described as a "sprawling, associative, neo-realistic comedy of beauty," centers on the story of seven...

Theater department gears up for Instant Play Festival

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Alex Hagen

September 22, 2011

For one weekend in September, the Whitman theater department will throw caution into the wind and produce fourteen shows in the span of less than 48 hours. Whitman Drama's annual Instant Play Festival, entering its fourth year, has become an anticipated tradition among many in the Whitman community. In the three weeks leading up to the festival, students work with different profes...

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