Northern Stage celebrated the fifth year of its New Works Now play festival in January. This year, the premiere of a piece by a current Dartmouth student opened the festival.
Stephanie Everett ’19 wrote and performed her one-person play “It’s Fine, I’m Fine” on Jan. 19 for a crowd of about 240 people. The play, heavily autobiographical, focuses on a former athlete forced to give up playing her sport due to brain injury.
Everett is a sociology modified with African and African American studies major and theater minor. She participated in the theater department’s experiential term, or “E-Term,” this fall at Northern Stage, working in sales and marketing.
The E-Term was started in 2016 and allows Dartmouth students to gain valuable professional theater experience by working at Northern Stage for a term. Carol Dunne, a professor at the College as well as artistic director of Northern Stage, was instrumental in creating the program.
“In theater, we believe that all of our learning is experiential,” Dunne said. “I want our students to be able to run a theater, support a theater, star in a theater and write for a theater.”
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