My H8 Letter to the Gr8 American Theatre

by Diana Oh

directed by Leslie Buxbaum Danzig

2021

Theater & Performance Studies

Logan Center for the Arts

The University of Chicago

This new play centers on a writer, musician, and actor who confronts the

Gr8 American Theater. Through ranting, laughing, singing, pleading, evoking history, making fun of, calling out, and deeply loving, our protagonist gives us a play-by-play critique of theatre – its diversity panels, fundraising galas, playbills, white leads, Shakespeare, and more. It s a fierce, joyful, relentless, 

h8-filled love-fest that generously invites all of us to take a look at the institution we’re so devoted to.