FIRESIDE CHAT WITH CONGRESSMAN SCHNEIDER
March 25, 2022
Wyn met with Congressman Brad Schneider to discuss her play "Write Their Wrongs" and what we can do to end gun violence.
THEATRE STUDENT HELPING IN THE EFFOT TO KEEP UGA'S DRAMA SCENE ALIVE AND WELL
YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS USE WORDS TO SEEK ‘POWER,’ TACKLE GUN VIOLENCE ON STAGES NATIONALLY, INCLUDING AT GOODMAN THEATRE
"Wyn Alyse Thomas, 18, has written three plays about gun violence since 2018...
Thomas wasn’t allowed to participate in school protests and walkouts with her classmates in response to the shooting. She wanted to do something to help her make sense of what she was feeling and of what was happening. So she wrote a play."
-Stephanie Casanova, Chicago Tribune
FIRST-YEAR THEATRE STUDENT PUBLISHED BY NEXT STAGE PRESS
"The Department of Theatre and Film Studies would like to congratulate first year theatre major Wyn Alyse Thomas on the publication of her play Commitment Issues: A Musical, which will be made available for licensing..." -UGA Theatre Department
CASTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE BLANK THEATRE'S 30TH ANNUAL YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL
"Casting has been announced for week one of The Blank Theatre's 30th Annual Young Playwrights Festival. Being presented as digital shorts, the first three of 12 winning plays by young playwrights aged 15-19 will be available to stream on Vimeo July 8-14. The plays are Under My Skin by Disha Catt (age 16, from Kirkland, WA); Lemon by Cady Walls (age 17, from Snellville, GA); and stand. Up. HIT! by Wyn Alyse Thomas (age 18, from Buffalo Grove, IL)."
"With Wyn Alyse Thomas as artistic director, the Thalian Blackfriars staged its first production in three years. The second-oldest student theatre company in the country, the Thalian Blackfriars had been on hiatus due to COVID-19, which stretched through a concerning number of semesters threatening the health of live theatre at the University of Georgia..." -Jason Hawkins