It’s time to decolonize your play reading list! Every month, TDM’s BIPOC Play Discussion Group meets to discuss plays by Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color playwrights, whose works are all too often left off of the syllabi at institutions of higher education. The February play will be SYZYGY, or the ceasing of the sun by juliany taveras.
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About SYZYGY, or the ceasing of the sun:
on the cusp of the 22nd century, in a city (or whatever it is that is left), a star-crossed, makeshift family of five is born. a meditation on how love & chaos behave when it feels like the world is falling apart, SYZYGY is both a microscope on a handful of humans & a telescope on the world they struggle to survive in & care for. climate & cosmos; past & present; bodies & burdens; life & legacy—what does it mean for us if, in fact, the world has always been ending? how do we love? how do we fight?
Copies of the script are available on the New Play Exchange website. HOLLIS provides free access to the New Play Exchange script database with your HarvardKey.