What to do this weekend: ‘Writing is Live’

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Are you around this weekend and looking for something new and innovative to see?  Well, you’re in luck.  While your friends tour Boston and NYC, you can tour the stories of your peers in the Undergraduate portion of “Writing is Live.”  This weekend at the Rites and Reason Theatre, you can see readings of new plays by students studying writing for performance.

“Writing is Live” aims to put on theater works in progress. Their goal is to experiment with what writing means in terms of creating “live” theater.  This weekend, there will be a wide range of play readings dealing with different subjects, forms, and themes. Chances are you will come out with a new opinion of what a “performance” can be.  Check out the schedule after the jump. Continue Reading


A cool thing you shouldn’t miss: Writing Is Live Festival

Brown’s third annual Writing Is Live Festival, a showcase for plays written by Brown graduate and undergraduate students, began yesterday and runs through February 13th. The festival is sponsored by the Theater Arts and Performance Studies department (or TAPS, for the more acronym-inclined) and will feature six plays over the course of the next ten days.

As if getting to experience the incredible talents of other Brown students firsthand wasn’t enough, all performances during the festival are completely free. Take advantage of the second week of the semester and check out a play – your schedule won’t always be this wide open. The festival’s website has more information on dates, times, and locations of each specific performance.