We weren't completely kidding about that "everyone is anyone and can do anything" thing. As a Triangle Writer, you can have an adult man on stage in a diaper if, you know, that's what you really want. You can make a robot dance soft shoe. You can make a fish fall from the sky. You can make a blackout come after that. You can make oblivion come after that. And then...what next? Ah, yes - a Nobel Prize for Literature. No, we don't promise that, but we do promise you laughter, friendship, and a constant lurking insecurity that we might be joking about the laughter and friendship.
WHO WE ARE:
The Triangle Writers Workshop is a cabal of about 12 of the funniest people on campus who meet for three hours every week to write, laugh, and cry pretty often. We're responsible for every word and musical note in every Triangle show, except the ones you don't like, which were written by someone else.
WHAT WE DO:
Though some writers primarily compose music while others focus mainly on sketches or lyrics, the workshop is a collaborative, working-and-teaching environment in which everyone is anyone and can do anything. Anything. To write the Fall Show, we first pick a theme from among a wide variety of pitched ideas (e.g., an Internet-themed revue! A murder mystery set in a doughnut shop called 'Who Doughnut?'! Things Fall Apart meets Cool Runnings!) We then work with two writing professionals, who turn fresh young writing recruits into masters of character, game, structure, and composition. At the end, we hand the show off to the cast and director, like dropping off your firstborn child at college: you say a tearful goodbye, knowing full well it's going to have way more sex than you.