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Playwright: Kristin Idaszak


Deluge or, The Panda Play

The storm of the century is about to hit. The giant pandas are nowhere to be found. And the zoo employees who take care of them are about to discover what it means to be human. How do you live your life when you know your days are numbered? Who do you choose to love? Who do you choose to leave behind? DELUGE OR THE PANDA PLAY looks at the choices you make when the world is about to end, and everything you thought you knew about yourself and the world is about to get washed away.

Click here to read an excerpt from the script (PDF).

Click here to read an excerpt from The Liar Paradox (PDF).



Kristin Idaszak (Playwright) is a second-year MFA student. Previous credits: The Golden Lasso (Perishable Theatre, Providence, RI), We Live Here (co-writer, Theatre Seven, Chicago). Her plays have been produced or developed at the Steppenwolf Garage (with Caffeine Theatre), Vintage Theatre Collective, LiveWire, American Theatre Company, Collaboraction, Rasaka . She was the recipient of an Incubator grant from the city of Chicago’s DCASE to adapt Lysistrata with Vintage Theatre Collective and of a Downstage Left Residency from Stage Left Theatre. Previously she served as the Associate Artistic Director and Literary Manager of Caffeine Theatre and the Associate Artistic Director of Collaboraction. BFA: The Theatre School at DePaul University.


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