“Really Really” Invokes Empathy in Realistic Sexual Assault Drama

Emily Feher, Contributing Photographer

Four years at Wesleyan have exposed me all types of theater, from a student-written play consisting solely of palindromes to an immersive, movement-based exploration of religious martyrdom. In this time, I have noticed a definite preference for “weird” theater, and a certain disinterest in realism. As a theater major, I am guilty of this bias myself and sometimes forget how exciting and effective realism can be.

Only occasionally will I see a production like “Really Really,” a Paul Downs Colaizzo play directed by Haley Rauch ’15 and stage managed by Hanako Rodriguez ’15, which demonstrates the extraordinary power of realism in its frank, nuanced portrayal of sexual assault on a college campus.

“Really Really” does not shy away from its subject matter of

Article source: http://wesleyanargus.com/2015/04/23/really-really/

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