“Post Truth” Madness will be coming this Friday to the Hahne! It will be produced by first year playwright, Katherine Varga!
Here is an excerpt from her prompt:
This week, I want you to explore these questions by translating out of the idea of “fake news.” Part of why 2016 was the “post-truth” year was due to its prevalence of false news articles and conspiracy theories that started online and had very real-world effects (ie Pizzagate). Using these current events as a starting off point, I’m encouraging you to think more broadly about what it means to live in a post-truth world. How does fake news (which can encompass news that is fake: gossip, lies) manifest itself in our communities, within our families, within ourselves?
The show is Friday, January 27th, 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.
M0re about Katherine
Katherine Varga is a freelance writer and playwright originally from New Britain, CT. She recently received her B.A. English from the University of Rochester, where she was awarded a Take Five scholarship to study urbanization and the arts. Her plays have been developed at Geva Theatre Center in Rochester, New York and Curious Theatre in Denver, Colorado, and read at the 2015 First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival.