Reading of Carmen Rivera’s La Gringa Moves Audience with Story of Finding Identity

By Caitlin Shannon Photo Courtesy of: Christina Martínez Amongst the aroma of arroz con frijoles and the faint beat of Lin Manuel Miranda’s “Almost Like Praying,” students, faculty and family gathered in the theatre suite eagerly waiting to enter the D-Lab. Chatter in English, Spanish and Spanglish relayed everyone’s anticipation to hear the reading of Carmen Rivera’s play, La Gringa, put together by theatre students … Continue reading Reading of Carmen Rivera’s La Gringa Moves Audience with Story of Finding Identity

Merging History and Pop Culture, And Making It Interesting Too

It’s not everyday that an eleven-year-old kid picks up and reads an 800-page book, let alone one about a historical figure. But this is exactly the case with Ron Chernow’s book “Hamilton”. Chernow, who came to speak at Drew on Wednesday night, mentioned that many young children have approached him claiming they have read his long and complicated biography. Plenty of these young readers had … Continue reading Merging History and Pop Culture, And Making It Interesting Too