I & You
written by Lauren Gunderson
directed by Maya Jain
Anthony, the studious and enthusiastic basketball player, is paired with Caroline, the ambitious and artistic type for a school project on Walt Whitman. This heartfelt production showcases two strangers building a deep friendship through an understanding of each others’ fears and dreams. Circling themes of poetry, empathy, and the power of connection. Enjoy this warming play with surprise twists from playwright Lauren Gunderson.
Andre Castro (Anthony) is a student in the college.
Shreya Shettigar (Caroline) is a first year Economics major and Cinema and Media Studies minor. She has previously worked on A Weekend Of Workshops: The Rope (Pat Sweeney) and Much Ado About Nothing (Antonio).
Maya Jain (Director) is a third year TAPS and SALC double major. Her most recent UT credits have been Circe (Scenic Designer and Props Designer) and After the Revolution (Scenic Designer). She has also performed, assistant stage managed, and assistant scenic designed in UT. In addition to directing and designing in UT, she is a board member and a performer with Iris, a theater troupe dedicated to telling stories and uplifting voices of people of color. She is thrilled to have had this chance to work with such a wonderful team of designers, managers, and actors, and to direct I & You after seeing it in her hometown in 2016. She hopes you enjoy this small, but powerful show.
Jenni Guarino (Production Stage Manager) is a second year Biology major in the college. Her previous UT credits include Love's Labour's Lost (Production Manager), Fall Workshops 2017 (Production Stage Manager), She Kills Monsters (Calling Stage Manager), Winter Workshops 2017 (Stage Manager), and After the Revolution (Assistant Production Manager). She would like to thank Claire and Emma for being the loveliest assistants and keeping her grounded throughout this process. Enjoy the show!
Isaiah Newman (Co-Scenic Designer) is a student in the college.
Sydney Purdue (Co-Scenic Designer) is a fourth year Statistics major and Visual Arts minor. This is her seventh and final scenic design credit with UT, having previously designed for Eurydice, She Kills Monsters, Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, Iphigenia and Other Daughters, By the Bog of Cats, and Twelfth Night. She is also a member of Tech Staff.
Afriti Bankwalla (Costume Designer) is a student in the college.
Eren Ahn (Props Designer) is a third year Biological Sciences and Visual Arts major who just really wants to sleep right now. Previous UT credits include Mr. Burns, a post electric play (Assistant Props Designer), Next to Normal (Props Designer), and God of Carnage (Props Designer). Eren would also like to add that the turtle is her newest child and is to be treated as such.
musa bouderdaben (Lighting Designer) is a student in the college.
Phoebe Kyritsis (Sound Designer) is a student in the college.
Emma Shapiro (Assistant Production Manager/Assistant Props Designer) is a first year Linguistics major. She has previously worked on Peter and the Starcatcher (Assistant Stage Manager), God of Carnage (Assistant Stage Manager), and Love's Labour's Lost (Assistant Lighting Designer).
Claire Schultz (Assistant Stage Manager) is a second year English major. She has previously worked on Love's Labour's Lost (Assistant Stage Manager) and Eurydice (Assistant Production Manager).
Mollie Davies (Assistant Scenic Designer) is a student in the college.
Emma Shapiro (Assistant Production Manager/Assistant Props Designer) is a student in the college.
Anna Aguiar Kosicki (Assistant Lighting Designer) is a second year in the College. Most recent UT credits include Much Ado About Nothing (Stage Manager), As You Like It (Makeup Designer/Wardrobe), and A Weekend of Workshops: The Importance of Being Earnest (Director). They are also a Theater curator, the secretary of UT's student committee, and are stage managing this quarter's 10th week production of Animals Out Of Paper.
Jemima Adeyinka (Assistant Sound Designer) is a first year potential Global Studies and EALC major. She has previously worked on Love's Labour's Lost (Assistant Sound Designer). She is passionate about learning languages and is currently studying Chinese, Japanese and Korean. In addition she enjoys writing poetry, DIY projects and watching YouTube videos on film analysis.
Christine Yan (Committee Liaison) is a second year Computer Science major. She has previously worked on Peter And The Starcatcher (Captain Scott), Love's Labour's Lost (Dull), and The Aliens (Assistant Lighting Designer).
Sarah Stark (Tech Staff Liaison) is a student in the college.