Frost & Dodd 2020 Festival: N.I.G.G.A and Little Circles
Frost and Dodd Student Play Festival

The Frost One-Acts

August 08, 2020

This event occurred as part of the 20/21 Theater Department season. This is an archived view.

See the culmination of the 93rd annual Frost Student Playwriting Competition and the 45th annual Ruth & Loring Dodd Student Playwriting Competition.

20/21 Theater Department

Visit the Dartmouth Department of Theater website for a Zoom link to this event, which will be posted on Aug 7.

N.I.G.G.A.: For Black Boys and the Black Folk Who've Loved Them

by Armond Epps Dorsey '20
directed by Niegel Smith '02

A verse novel play about seven Black Boys who enter a seemingly normal barbershop and learn lessons in manhood. The play centers on Black masculinity—its traditional definitions, how Black men embody or adapt aspects of traditional Black masculinity, and challenges to Black masculinity.

Winner of the 2020 Eleanor Frost Playwriting Competition
Read about the Playwright: Armond Epps Dorsey '20

Featuring: Terry Bell, Joshua Echebiri '14, Bernard Gilbert, Chris Herbie Holland '11, Gabe Jenkinson '20, Londen Shannon, Jamie Lincoln Smith, Elias Williams '23

Little Circles

by Savannah Miller '21
directed by Niegel Smith '02

The devoted mother, the violent outsider, the prodigal daughter, the closeted son—these are the characters brought back together by a global pandemic. Over several weeks, family ties are tested … and broken.

Winner of the 2020 Eleanor Frost Playwriting Competition.
Read about the Playwright: Savannah Miller '21

Featuring: Jacqueline Byrne '22, Katie Orenstein '22, Max Gomex '19, Skye Henderson '23

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