The next madness of the school year will be produced by second year playwright, Cristina Luzarraga! Her prompt is “Party Game” Madness! For her madness, she has asked the playwrights to explore characters who are strangers onstage.
Here is an excerpt from the prompt:
For this Madness I want you to explore the intersection of party games and personal confrontation and/or revelation. You will each be assigned a specific party game, and you are tasked with using that game as a means to express your characters’ truths and desires. I am interested in how games figure into everyday life and how we use them for more than just having fun. What are your characters’ ulterior motives? Why are they playing this game in particular? Are they playing a game or are they for real, and is there a difference?
The show is Friday, February 24th, 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 Cristina:
Cristina Luzarraga was born and raised in Short Hills, New Jersey, save for a few teenage years spent in London, England. She graduated in 2011 from Princeton University with B.A. in Comparative Literature. Subsequently, she moved to Chicago where she studied sketch writing and improvisation at iO Theatre and The Second City Conservatory and performed stand-up comedy at Zanies and elsewhere. Her full-length play Due Unto Others was produced by Princeton’s Lewis Center for the Arts. Her short plays Hippo Woman and Baker’s Three were produced at Greenhouse Theater in Chicago.