Bod Brief: WU Words project requests submitted writings

Katie Wade

Washburn’s theatre department and Diversity Initiative are partnering to create a new play of spoken narratives featuring stories from Washburn’s own community. The goal of the WU Words Project is to “create a theatre production that reflects the diversity of our students, faculty and staff” according to a press release requesting that members of the Washburn community submit their written stories to be included.

Individuals are encouraged to write about their identities, culture, experiences and lives at Washburn. All of the writings will be kept anonymous in order to give individuals an opportunity to write freely without fear of repercussion.

“I’m the only person who knows the name of the person who submitted the story,” Sullivan said. 

These writings will then be crafted into a play of narratives and monologues. Writings may be used in whole or in portions and combined with other writings. These writings will also be published on a public website in full for individuals to read or use, though the writers will remain anonymous. Ultimately, it will be the themes of the writings laid out to tell a story. The play will be premiere in February 2017.

Writings should be submitted to Sharon Sullivan, [email protected], by July 1 or given to the theatre department in Garvey 133.