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Theatre 200: Portfolio Project (Smith): Ruined

This guide is intended to help students with their final portfolio project.

The Play

About the Author

Context Resources

Use these sources to help provide background and context about the play.

  • sexual violence
  • sexual violence in war
  • female genital mutilation
  • women and war
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • mining
  • genocide

Recommended articles:

Friedman, Sharon. "The Gendered Terrain In Contemporary Theatre Of War By Women." Theatre Journal 62.4 (2010): 593

Gener, Randy. "In Defense of 'Ruined.'." American Theatre 27, no. 8 (October 2010): 118.

Katrak, Ketu H. "'Stripping Women of their Wombs': Active Witnessing of Performances of Violence." Theatre Research International 39.1 (2014): 31-46

Design

Search Google for production reviews and set design.

  • Ruined AND Nottage AND set design
  • Ruined AND Nottage AND production photos

Production Reviews and Articles

Ruined premiered in 2008 at the Goodman Theatre. It was workshopped in 2007.

Books