Nothing is the End of the World (except for the end of the world)

July 5th-7th @ 7pm @ Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre on the UW campus

By Bekah Brunstetter
Directed by Nate Kelderman and Katie Parkinson

In the near-distant future, an NYC charter school becomes the first to welcome artificially intelligent students. However, new AI students Olive and Godfrey receive a chilly welcome from the already self-conscious and stressed-out members of the Junior class. When a reality show swoops in to capture this social experiment on camera, the priorities and moralities of the student body are turned inside-out. At turns both droll and touching, this dark new play questions how we reconcile the thin line between our ever-improving technologies and what it means to be human. -

Dry Land

July 12th-14th @ 7pm @ Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre on the UW campus

By Ruby Rae Spiegel
Directed by Lauren Henrie, Assistant Directed by Eli Sadow-Hasenberg

Ester is a swimmer trying to stay afloat. Amy is curled up on the locker room floor. Dry Land is a play about abortion, female friendship, and resiliency, and what happens in one high school locker room after everybody’s left. - DPS

Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play

July 19th-21st @ 7pm @ Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre on the UW campus

By Anne Washburn
Directed by Diego Ortiz Villacorta San Juan, Assistant Directed by Aurora Behlke

What happens to pop culture after the fall of human civilization? What about 7 years after the fall? Or even 75 years? Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play, endeavors to find out. When nuclear power plants across the country begin to “go up,” a small group of survivors gather in the woods and begin to recount an episode of The Simpsons. Over the course of the play’s three acts and three-quarters of a century timespan, casual storytelling evolves into theater, theater evolves into ritual, and one Simpsons episode evolves into a myth and legend for a post-apocalyptic world. - StageAgent