Three performers wearing yellow sweaters stand in front of a light brick wall

Dirk (and others still with us)

by Anna Bruijn

March 23–24, 2018
Black Box Theater

Cast: Marisa Peredo ’20, Jesse Claire ’20 and Elinor Jones ’21

Learn more about the play through the Mac Weekly review:

“Last year, as senior theatre major Anna Brujin ’18 was thinking about potential subjects for her capstone, the theme of family kept coming back to her. She knew she would be curating a play for the stage, so she considered the relationships and connections within families and storytelling. The resulting piece, “Dirk and Others Still with Us,” is the culmination of her passion for theater and the ways the stories we tell connect us.

The core of the play is inspired by Brujin’s relationship to her grandfather, Dirk. He passed away when she was only 11 months old; as such, she only knows a handful of facts about him and doesn’t have any personal memories of him. Yet, she has always felt a particular connection with him.”