Unmuted: A Virtual Theater DigiFest

Saturday, May 8, 2021 (All day) to Sunday, May 9, 2021 (All day)
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Hasti Jafari Jozani contributes her new play “Tiny or Far Away” to Unmuted: A Virtual DigiFest.

Master of Fine Arts students in playwriting — denied the opportunity to stage live, new plays — present new works of virtual theater created this semester. The pandemic has afforded them the opportunity to challenge conventional expectations of theater: its nature and aims, its elements, and how, where, and for whom it’s created. This event will stream live on YouTube. Supported by the Sam Mazza Foundation. Free.


May 8, 7 p.m.

  • Gretchen Cion
  • David Leo Williams
  • Hasti Jafari Jozani
  • Brian Duncan
  • Mark Novak
  • Janine Sternlieb
  • David Wainwright
  • David Skibbins

May 9, 3 p.m.

  • Hasti Jafari Jozani
  • Brian Duncan
  • Kate Ballen
  • David Leo Williams
  • Hayden Royster
  • Nicole Gluckstern
  • Mark Novak
  • Dean Engle


  • Michelle Carter
  • Erika Chong Shuch

Resident filmmaker

Alexander Zane Irwin

Technical consultants

  • Flor Marmolejo
  • Buddy Saleman
  • Travis Svensson
Online (YouTube)
Creative Writing Department
Michelle Carter