Alyssa Jingling is a second-year English Student and eighth-year Austinite. When she’s not listening to Broadway showtunes or reading some pretentious post-modernist novel, you can find her cooking vegan food or snuggling her dog. She also loves writing poetry inspired by her long commute on public transportation and designing costumes for films.
Written by Alyssa Jingling In college, I have found that if a book isn’t by a dead white man or hasn’t been critiqued by James Wood, it’s typically not read. Young adult novels on the class syllabus? No way.
“I’m surprised you’re not analyzing Daddy,” my poetry professor, Dr. D’Arcy Randall, said as we discussed my Sylvia Plath research project. “So much of your poetry is based around your family struggles.”
From the characters, to the sets, to the body language and movement, and even to the actors’ individual expressions—the entire story that was once confined to a page unfolds in a multi-sensory experience from the seats of a theatre.