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Committed to developing the next generation of NC State playwrights, The WRIGHT Way Series features workshops, readings, and masterclasses whose primary focus is supporting winners of the Creative Artist Award through the development of their award-winning plays — the right way.

AUG. 25
Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre

Kiran Soma, a current NC State student, is the winner of the 2023 Creative Artist Award for theatre and will have his award-winning play produced this November by University Theatre. This is the final public reading of Kiran’s work before its premiere this fall. 
Registration is required to attend this free event.

Nov. 2-5
Kennedy-McIlwee Studio Theatre

By Kiran Soma
This 2023 Creative Artist winning one-act play is set in the United States post 9/11, and follows an immigrant family and their experiences navigating racism, xenophobia, and estrangement.

Advit, his friends, and family grow in their understanding of what it is to live in an America that defines people before asking who they are. This dramatic one-act highlights issues that touch aspects of all our lives and the importance of belonging and connection.

Creative Artist Award in Theatre highlights budding playwrights

Jameson Wolfe, Assistant Culture Editor

Previous student-written plays

Muse, 2022 Creative Artist Award winner by Gaven Bell

A Case of Salt, 2021 Creative Artist Award Winner by Gaven Bell

Static, 2020 Creative Artist Award Winner by Aysia Slade

Middle Grounds, 2020 Creative Artist Award (Honorable Mention) by Penny Lawrence and Jack Deweese

Heritage, 2020 Creative Artist Award (Honorable Mention) by Griffin James