Theatre Arts Will Present a Devised Piece on Microaggressions and Macroaggressions

The Ithaca College Department of Theatre Arts will present The Others, a devised piece centering around microaggressions and macroaggressions on college campuses.

Tickets for The Others are free but reservations are required. To reserve tickets please fill out and submit the form found at the following link: http://goo.gl/forms/QoNGJT57VH. A confirmation email will be sent in response.

All tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, and must be picked up at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start of the performance. Performance times are 8:00pm on Friday, March 25th, 2:00pm and 8:00pm on Saturday, March 26th, 8:00pm on Friday, April 1st, 2:00pm and 8:00pm on Saturday, April 2nd, and 2:00pm on Sunday April 3rd. All performances will be held in Studio 2 in Dillingham Center.

The Others is conceived and directed by Department of Theatre Arts professor Saviana Stanescu, and developed with a cast of theatre students. Spoken word poetry by cast member Jharrel Jerome is also featured. Themes of racial injustice, sexual abuse, bullying, and sexuality are explored in this social justice piece. Stanescu was inspired to create theatre that brought about social chance in response to present day issues and events recently seen on Ithaca College’s campus, saying, “I realized that we need to explore these topics in a theatrical way with and for our students. After I proposed the project to our department, a crisis on our own campus emerged, ending with a vote of "no confidence" in the president of the college. It became imperative to use the devised theatre slot in our mainstage season to tackle such issues.”

A script evolved out of improvisational exercises centering around these themes. Stanescu envisions a future for the piece on other college campuses, saying, “We started with just an idea/outline and now we have a show. Like any birth, developing new performative work is not an easy endeavor. But there is pride and love in it, and there is hope for its future.”

The cast of The Others includes, Jharrel Jerome ’19, Sandra Sackey, Tuan Malinowski ’18, Fiorella Fernandez ’18, Maria Scherer ’19, Margaret Snyder ’19, Alec Nevin ’17, Adriana Medina ’19, Leah Saltzer ’19, Joshua Regan ’19, Jacob Ross ’19, Rebecca Simpson-Wallack ’17, Peter Garza ’18, and Connie Bahng ’19.

The Others’ artistic staff includes faculty director Saviana Stanescu, stage manager Liza Miller ’16, assistant director Danielle Campbell ’16, lighting designer Evan Hawkins ’16, assistant stage manager Maggie Lapinski ’18, research assistant Walt Martzen ’19, dramaturgs Ava Defrancesco ’17, and Jackie Asbury ’18.

Dillingham Center proudly accommodates all patrons. Individuals with special needs are asked to contact (607) 274-3224 to request accommodations as soon as possible.