Past Event

PLAYSONOS: A Digital Audio Play Festival

November 8, 2021 - November 17, 2021
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Columbia University School of the Arts, with support from the Center for Teaching and Learning at Columbia University, will present PLAYSONOS, a digital audio festival featuring work from Theatre Program MFA Playwrights.

Produced by Head of Playwriting David Henry Hwang (M. ButterflySoft Power) and Theatre Management and Producing students Sean Anthony Chia and Anabel Manuela Romero, the festival was conceived by Playwriting alumna Paola Alexandra Soto '20 and student Goldie E. Patrick to empower students to create theatre that goes beyond the proscenium. The festival provides each playwright, actor, and director a platform to play within a digital theatrical environment that was rediscovered during the COVID-19 pandemic. Student Alison Savino serves as the Associate Producer and Production Stage Manager, with student Jonah Yoder as Assistant Stage Manager.

More information about each production can be found online.

Featuring New Plays from

Blake Bonilla (student), Justin Aaron Halle (student), Samuel Kressner (student), Julián Mesri ‘20, Alle Mims (student), Martin Murray ‘20, Greg T. Nanni (student), Goldie E. Patrick (student), Daniel Rattner ‘20, and Paola Alexandra Soto ‘20.

Direction by

Andrew Freeburg (student), Daniel Rattner, April Dae OpkwaeRebecca Miller Kratzer (student), Julián Mesri, Dmitri Barcomi (student), Brysen Boyd '20 Writing, Spencer Whale (student), and Laura Dupper (student).


Alle Mims (student), Mazvita Chanakira (student), Savannah HankinsonKenneth RayKatherine George (student),Daphne Kinard (student), Gillian Abbot (student), Brigitte Thieme-Burdette (student), Jose Antonio MelianSean Anthony Chia (student), Sarah MusicantAnna DresdaleDavid MandelbaumAmy ColemanDara Epstein, Adebowalé Adebiyi (student), Anita Abdinezhad (student), Christopher CassarinoVictoria PeroAmanda Whiteley, and Jesse Montagna.