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Student’s new play selected for reading at American College Theatre Festival Region III

By

Corinne Ness

December 09, 2019

Carthage music theatre and English major Emma Swain ’20 will have her one-act play “Wire Taps” performed at the Region III Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Emma’s play was selected through peer review for this exiting opportunity. The festival will be hosted on Jan. 8 – 12 in Madison, WI. 

Emma’s play was written in spring 2019 and was selected for a professional staged reading by the San Diego-based New Match Collective. Thanks to a student travel grant from the Carthage Research, Scholarship and Creativity Committee, Emma was able to be in attendance for the final rehearsals and the professional reading. 

“Wire Taps” is a rich, complex, coming-out story of sorts. The kind of coming-out that is represented, however, is up for interpretation. The play is presented entirely through phone calls, voicemails, and text messages. “Wire Taps” is also completely non-binary, so gendered pronouns like he/she don’t appear in it. All of its stories intertwine to explore the ways in which we communicate and the ways that this communication is entangled by the wires of our lives.

Congratulations, Emma!

SPONSORING DEPARTMENT, OFFICE, OR ORGANIZATION:

Arts and Humanities Division

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Emma Swain eswain@carthage.edu