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CWU’s "Gruesome Playground Injuries" Explores the Emotional Bond of Pain

From school infirmaries to hospital wards, Kayleen and Doug meet, reconnect, and bond through physical and emotional pain. Rajiv Joseph’s Gruesome Playground Injuries, a Central Washington University Theatre Arts student workshop production, explores how characters develop a sympathetic intimacy by sharing their private traumas.

Gruesome Playground Injuries will be performed at 7:30 p.m., November 10, 11, and 12, in Studio 119 (McConnell Hall 119). All tickets are $5, and may be purchased online at or by calling 509-963-1429. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Wildcat Shop Customer Service at the Student Union and Recreation Building.

This production has been led by BA Theatre Studies senior Allison Price, who will be directing the show. The Central Theatre Club and the CWU student chapter of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology are providing support for the production. 

Academic mentor, Theatre Arts professor Patrick Dizney, describes Price as, “one of the artistic leaders in the next generation of theatre-makers.”

This is Price’s second directing experience at CWU.  This past summer she spent three months as a directing intern at Smock Alley Theatre, in Dublin, Ireland.  Prior to the summer experience she spent a term at University of Hull (UK).

Price is a graduate of West Valley High School in Spokane.  She is the daughter of Tim and Wendy Price of Spokane, WA.               

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Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518,
November 3, 2016

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