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 Taylor Wendell Lozano Maya Sjoblom-Powell
Ashley Tokarzewski Layli Veach  

Artistic/Production Team


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


Music Composer - Shashank Aswathanarayana


Stage Manager - Becky Van Zant
Asst. Stage Manager & Outreach - Heidi Le Huynh
Outreach - Courtney Ann Kaia
Dramaturgs - Anna Cohen & Weihan Du
Asst. Costume Designer - Rylee Terry
2nd Hand Assistant Draper - Maddie Webb
Asst. Scenic Design - Clare Cantus
Asst. to Scenic - Props - Hannah Drechsel, Megan Hunt, & Jackie Yeung
Asst. to Lighting Design - Genevieve Marguerite Bjork-Nelson & Rachel Kupfer-Weinstein
Costume Crew - Advaitha Sai Shankar Bhavanasi, Kacie Hennessy, Marie Frances, Max Kennel, Lucie Labrecque, Taylor Lozano, Ella Marchal, Alexis Morse, Nichole Riffenburgh, & Claire Wiater

Light Board Operator - Genevieve Bjork-Nelson
Sound Board Operator - Max Gardenswartz
Props / Stage Hand - Michelle Pellegrin & Maryellen Wood
Light & Sound Tech / Follow Spot Operator - Theo Puleston

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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