The Experimental Theater of Vassar College 2023–2024 Recipients of the Marilyn Swartz Seven ’69 Annual Playwriting Award

Apr. 21, 2024, 2:00 p.m.

Powerhouse Theater

In recognition of their extraordinary writing of an original play, a reading and reception will be presented by the Drama Department to honor:

Angelina Papa 24 for her play GOODNIGHT COMPUTER , April 21, 2 p.m. Reservations are required, campus community only. Contact

Foster Schrader 25 for his play THE BOY WHO CRIED WOLF , September 28, 2 p.m. Reservations will be available at the beginning of the Fall Semester.

About Goodnight Computer

In 2078, Computer dies. After a long and fruitful life of family, love, and world domination, the Computer passes peacefully from old age. Now, after his death, the world is thrown into chaos and the people mourn. They mourn because they believe the Computer led a life much like theirs—or how they imagined it should be. They sit in isolated silence in boxes of light, each contained to their own worlds like individual frames on a film reel. They place roses where they imagine the Computer’s feet would be and send up prayers to a God they are unsure exists. The chaos is quiet. A calm and steady rumbling beneath the people’s feet. They breathe in. They breathe out. Life continues. Goodnight Computer is that life in 3 (ish) acts.

About The Boy Who Cried Wolf

The Boy Who Cried Wolf is a play about trauma, how it is inflicted on us and how we move forward from it. The two main characters take turns playing each other’s legal representation, while the chorus acts as an incredibly biased slew of bystanders. The play asks, how do we forgive ourselves? How do we forgive each other? And should we?