The next madness of the school year will be produced by first playwright, Inna Tsyrlin! Her prompt is “Passport” Madness!
Here is an excerpt from her prompt:
“What is a passport? Is it simply an access pass to other countries? Technically, it is the only document that is internationally recognized as identifying who you are and your citizenship status. That may not seem important if you never travel abroad, but when you do, a passport is crucial … more important than bringing an extra pair of socks and underwear in your carry-on. A passport is also a living document, with an expiration date, of where you have been, where you are, and where you’re going.
I chose this prompt because I enjoy theatre than can focus on global ideas/concerns, plays about different cultures and backgrounds, and use language (English or other) as a way to bridge communication gaps. I think a passport on a conceptual level represents access to diversity, to adventure, and insight into other cultures.”
The show is Friday, October 7th, 11pm, in the Hahne Black Box theater. Admission is free. We recommend you get there 45 to 60 minutes ahead of time to assure yourself a seat.
For more information about Madness the fall semester, check out our Madness page.
More about Inna:
Inna Tsyrlin is currently pursuing her MFA in Playwriting at Ohio University after taking classes at HB Studio (New York City) and at Primary Stage (ESPA, New York City). Inna’s one act plays performed in New York City, include: I (heart) Subway (2014) and Happy Anniversary (2014) (Emerging Artists Theater: New Works Series); My Wife (HB Playwrights Foundation shorts series); Principal’s Office (semi-finalist of Manhattan Repertory Spring 2014 One Act Competition); Fat (Mount Carmel Theater Winter 2014 New Works program). Her one acts, Coffee and Murakami (2014) and Bentley (2013) have had staged readings as part of the Jack & Julie Project at HB Studio; while she has also had readings (2015) for Lama Theatre Company, and a reading of her full-length Animals (2015) in New York City. Apart from plays, Inna has written and produced shot films, reviewed Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway play sfor stagebuddy.com, and contributed to Australian lifestyle publications. Her work tends to focus on exploring darker and unusual aspects of relationships and how these reflect in our current social and political environment, with particular attention to freedom and identity.