Program Information for New Works Festival: LIA

February 10-11, 2022, in Wallace Theater

Presented by the Program in Theater as part of the New Works Festival I.

LIA by Meigan Clark

Run Time

Approximately 120 minutes with a 10-minute intermission.


Place: A city called Denmark.
Time: Is out of joint.

Content Warnings

Depictions of intimate partner violence, sexual violence, death, and self-harm.

Note from SHARE

This play includes sensitive content which may be upsetting or triggering for students, especially those that may have experienced or witnessed violence. If the content of this play is distressing to you in any way, you may find it helpful to contact the Sexual Harassment/Assault Advising, Resources & Education (SHARE) office by phone at 609-258-3310 or visit the SHARE website. SHARE provides free and confidential services, including crisis intervention, advocacy, information, and referrals for the Princeton University community.

Additionally, we have 2 SHARE Peers, liaisons between the SHARE office and the Princeton University Community, who are currently located in the lobby. They raise awareness, plan campus events, and facilitate workshops on bystander intervention and unhealthy relationships. SHARE Peers can help get you connected to a confidential SHARE advocate. The SHARE Peers are not confidential.

Special Notes

Please silence all electronic devices including cellular phones and watches, and refrain from text messaging for the duration of the performance.


Lia/Player Girl: Eliyana Abraham ’23*
Mom: Natalia Orlovsky ’22
Polonoius/Radio Host: Brenden Garza ’25
Laertes/Interviewer/Boyfriend: Elliot Lee ’23*
Hamlet/Player Boy: Mel Hornyak ’23
Gertrude: Sydney Bebon ’23
Hamlet Sr.: Colin Vega ’23


Guitar/Vocals: Chloe Clark

Production Team

Director: Ines Aitsahalia ’22*
Lighting Designer: Nicabec Casido ’23
Sound Designer: Meigan Clark ’22*
Projection Designer: Nicabec Casido ’23
Stage Manager: Gabriela Bourla ’23
Assistant Director: Nathalie Charles ’25
Artwork: Ines Aitsahalia ’22* and Sam Melton ’23

*denotes a certificate student in the Program in Theater

Faculty Advisors

Migdalia Cruz, Playwriting advisor
Brian Herrera,
Primary advisor


Land Acknowledgement

An estimated 10 million Native Americans lived in North America before the arrival of European colonizers. Many thousands lived in Lenapehoking, the vast homeland of the Lenni-Lenape, who were the first inhabitants of what is now called eastern Pennsylvania and parts of New York, New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware.

Princeton stands on part of the ancient homeland and traditional territory of the Lenape people. In 1756, the College of New Jersey erected Nassau Hall with no recorded consultation with the Lenni-Lenape peoples.

Treaties and forced relocation dispersed Lenape-Delaware to Ohio, Kansas, and Oklahoma. We acknowledge the violence of settler colonialism and pay respect to Lenape peoples past, present, and future and their continuing presence in the homeland and throughout the Lenape diaspora.

Current Princeton student activists and alumni are advocating for Indigenous students and studies at the University. For more information, see the websites of Natives at Princeton and Princeton Indigenous Advocacy Coalition.


Lewis Center for the Arts

Interim Chair: Michael Cadden
Executive Director: Marion Friedman Young

Director of Program in Theater: Jane Cox
Producing Artistic Director, Theater And Music Theater Season: Elena Araoz

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