What Happens When We Tell a Story: Talk by Quiara Alegría Hudes

Monday, April 27, 2015 at 7:00pm
Memorial Chapel


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Reception and book signing to follow.

Quiara Alegría Hudes is the Shapiro Distinguished Professor of Writing and Theater at Wesleyan University. Her play Water by the Spoonful received the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Her other works include the book for the 2008 Tony Award-winning “Best Musical” In the Heights, and the plays Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue (2006) and The Happiest Song Plays Last (2013). Her younger cousin grew up in “the barrio,” graduated public school, enlisted at the age of seventeen, sustained a leg injury in Iraq, and became a veteran, all by the ripe age of eighteen. This talk tells the true backstage story of what happened after Ms. Hudes turned her cousin's life into a trilogy of plays. For him, opening night was only the beginning.

An Outside the Box Theater Series event presented by the Theater Department and the Center for the Arts, with support from the Shapiro Center for Creative Writing