Writer's Block (Fall 2021)

November 4 - 7, 11 - 13, 2021 in Spanos Theatre

Have you ever wondered where stories come from? Journey with us to find out how the Sparks work their magic at StoryCorp. They churn out page after page, volume after volume, of your most beloved tales. From Romeo and Juliet to Transformers, they've thought of it all and deposited their ideas straight into the brains of the world's most brilliant storytellers! But what happens when they are faced with a sinister force that threatens their imagination? What happens when the system they work within starts working against them? Find out how the Sparks defend their dreams, creative freedom, and storytelling itself. You may even find yourself weighing in on their struggle and guiding them as they navigate StoryCorp.

Writer's Block Online Production Program


Nicki Butler - NOVELLA
Taylor Wendell Lozano - BOSS
Maya Sjoblom-Powell - STACEY
Ashley Tokarzewski - DEBBIE
Layli Veach - MAE

Artistic/Production Team


Director - Hala Baki
Costume Designer - Thomas John Bernard
Costume Shop Manager - Laina Babb
Scenic/Lighting Designer - Brian Healy
Technical Director - Clint Bryson


Dramaturg - Anna Cohen
Dramaturg - Weihan Du
Assistant Scenic Design - Clare Cantus
Asst to Scenic - Props - Hannah Drechsel
Asst to Scenic - Props - Megan Hunt
Asst to Lighting Design - Genevieve Marguerite Bjork-Nelson
Asst Stage Manager & Outreach - Heidi Le Huynh
Outreach - Courtney Ann Kaia
Asst to Lighting Design - Rachel Kupfer-Weinstein
Assistant Costume Designer - Rylee Terry
Stage Manager - Becky Van Zant
2nd Hand Assistant Draper - Maddie Webb
Asst to Scenic - Props - Jackie Yeung

Music Composer - Shashank Aswathanarayana


Advaitha Sai Shankar Bhavanasi
Kacie Hennessy
Marie Frances
Max Kennel 
Lucie Labrecque
Taylor Lozano
Ella Marchal
Alexis Morse
Nichole Riffenburgh
Claire Wiater

Genevieve Bjork-Nelson, Light Board Operator
Max Gardenswartz, Sound Board Operator
Michelle Pellegrin, Props / Stagehand
Theo Puleston, Light and Sound Tech / Follow Spot Operator
Maryellen Wood, Props / Stagehand

Special Thanks

Asst. Prof. Ramón Esquivel for lending us his playwriting magic. 

Kira Weiss (Cello/Vocals) and Shravan Murlidaran (Keyboard/Vocals) for their musical talents.

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