Erica Sloan

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The Moth Wash U turns ordinary stories into something extraordinary

For the past two years, The Moth Wash U has given students of all majors and backgrounds the opportunity to stand up in front of a group of their peers and tell a true story about themselves.

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Cast N’ Crew’s show promises to be an action-packed adventure

This weekend in the Village Black Box Theatre, Cast N’ Crew will transport audiences to a world of dungeons and dragons with an original take on playwright Qui Nguyen’s show, “She Kills Monsters.”

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Carnaval to reflect upon political climate, commemorate 25 Years of ALAS

This weekend, Carnaval will offer the Washington University community a slice of Latinx culture through music, dancing and a skit that reflects upon current issues facing Latin America.

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‘Macbeth’ delivers intimate reflection upon contemporary morality

The story of Macbeth has been passed down and performed through generations, most recently in the current Performing Arts Department play, directed by Henry Schvey, a professor of drama and comparative literature.

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‘Lunar New Year Festival: Rise’ shines the spotlight on community building

The Lunar New Year, which marked the start of the year of the rooster on Jan. 28, has been celebrated for centuries by people of eastern and southeastern Asian descent worldwide. This year, the cultural performance commemorating the holiday, “Lunar New Year Festival: Rise,” will take place in the Edison Theater on Friday, Feb. 10 and Saturday, Feb. 11.

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Mosaic Whispers’ latest release brings the group’s 2016 ICCA finals set to life

Washington University’s oldest coed a capella group, Mosaic Whispers, kicked off the new semester with a new extended play, released on Jan. 24.

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Upcoming PAD Show ‘Thinking It’ explores the power of feelings and emotions

A story that delves deep into the basis of human emotion through the lens of two characters recently awoken from a coma, “Thinking It” is an upcoming production put on by the Performing Arts Department, written by Washington University’s Playwright-in-Residence Carter Lewis and directed by Andrea Urice.

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Behind the scenes of upcoming Thyrsus play ‘FEEDERS’

Student-run experimental theater group Thyrsus will take audience members on a unique theatrical journey this weekend in the premiere of “FEEDERS,” a play written and directed by junior Jolie Ho.

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‘Just One of the Bhais’: Diwali 2016 balancing celebration with social awareness

Diwali, a Hindu holiday celebrated across India and throughout South Asia as the rise of light over darkness and good over evil, is taking on its 25th year as a schoolwide cultural performance put on by Ashoka, a South Asian student association.

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The Performing Arts Department presents ‘Passing Strange’

A coming-of-age story that delves into the power of true love, this fall’s Performing Arts Department (PAD) musical, “Passing Strange,” takes audience members on a punk-rock inspired journey of main character Youth’s self discovery.

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