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“Ripe Frenzy” demands dialogue on school shootings

December 12, 2019

For senior Miranda LaFond, dramaturge (i.e. literary advisor) for “Ripe Frenzy” — a play by Jennifer Barclay telling the story of a high school shooting in a small town in upstate New York — the...

Contextualizing “Our Town”

Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre Emily K. Harrison and Walla Walla High School drama teacher Kristin Hessler read “Our Town.”
November 7, 2019

On Friday, Nov. 1, a mix of Whitman faculty, First Congregational Church members and Whitman and Walla Walla High School students stood before rows of pews at the First Congregational Church and performed...

Thinking like a writer yields more fulfilling life

April 5, 2012

When I was a junior in high school, I acted in a production of "Our Town," Thornton Wilder's classic play, in which a layer of sweet Americana conceals a core of pure human misery. In a key scene, the...

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