VoxFest 2020: House of Sticks


House of Sticks performance link

House of Sticks
written by Maia Matsushita '13
directed by Katie Lindsay '11
Sunday, July 19 at 3 pm

A VoxFest 2020 Festival performance
An audio play, performing via Dartmouth College Radio

Growing up homeschooled by a single mother in the back roads of New Hampshire, sixteen-year-old Iphis escapes the reality of her home life with the help of a vivid imagination. Then, when a social worker enters the secluded home, Iphis is forced to grapple with the stories she has been told about herself and fight to become the author of her own story.

Alisya Reza '22
Carolyn Michelle Smith 

Lexi Warden '21
Libby Woodbridge
Grace Carney '17 GR '21, sound design
Kate Budney '21, assistant director




Maia Matsushita

Maia Matsushita is a Harlem-based playwright and member of the Dartmouth College Class of 2013. As a member of the inaugural Writers Group and New Works Lab with The Fire This Time, she premiered two full length plays at The Fire This Time Festival, as well as staged a commissioned collaboration with NY Madness. Credits include: "Playwrights Call to Activism" Festival, The Space Between Theater Company, The Bridge Production Group New Works Weekend, Midwinter Madness Short PlayFestival, Classical Theatre of Harlem's Playwright Playground, the National Black Theatre's Keeping Soul Alive Reading Series, the Weathervane Theatre (New Works), and the 2019 C-MORE Play Festival at the cell theatre. She was a recipient of an Emerging Writer Residency at The Wellstone Center in the Redwoods and a 2018-19 Resident Playwright with The Liberation Theatre Company.



Katie Lindsay 2020

Katie Lindsay directs new plays, musicals, and reimagined classics. She was the 2019 Bill Foeller Directing Fellow at Williamstown Theatre Festival. Directing credits include Untitled Baby Play by Nina Braddock (IAMA), Orlando by Sarah Ruhl (Williamstown), Red Emma & the Mad Monk by Alexis Roblan (The Tank, NY Times Critic's Pick), Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl (Getty Villa, reading), Keeping up with the Prozorovs by Lucy Gillespie (Hollywood Fringe; Encore Producers Award, Best Female Director nomination), Tom & Eliza (Echo Theater Company), Harry & The Thief by Sigrid Gilmer (The Habitat), and What Happened at the Dolphin Show by Miranda Rose Hall (Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Festival; Winner). Katie is the founding Artistic Director of The Habitat, a Brooklyn-based company dedicated to new works by women, and MeetCute, an evening of short plays that builds community in Los Angeles. As an assistant director, Katie has worked on Broadway, off-Broadway, and regionally with Rebecca Taichman, Eric Ting, Rachel Chavkin, Robert O'Hara, and Branden Jacobs Jenkins. She is an alumnae of Directors Lab West, The Habitat's Directors Playground, a 2016 SDC Observership recipient, and a 2020 BOLD Ventures grant recipient. Proud graduate of Dartmouth College and Associate Member of SDC.