Ethically Ambiguous

an Honors Thesis Production
The Bentley Theater
Friday, May 27 and
Saturday, May 28 @ 8:00pm


Ethically Ambiguous tells the story of a young girl's newfound obsession with sex  — and how she's convinced she's going to hell for it. An original one-woman honors thesis about desire and shame as a woman of color.

ALISYA REZA '22 playwright and performer is thrilled to make her solo show debut! Hopkins Center/Dartmouth College: The Bacchae (Dionysus); RENT (Alexi Darling, u/s Mimi); Katie O. '22's Seismic Change; Naomi L. '21's Family Style. Favorite non-acting credits: ASM for Next to Normal (JAG Productions); Intimacy Director for LIZZIE: The Musical (Hopkins Center); ASM for BUTA Poetic Healing Showcase; The Living (Hopkins Center). When not doing theater, you can find Alisya contemplating even more ethically ambiguous things through her second major in Cognitive Science. Love, love, love! @alisyareza

KAT YEN director is a Taiwanese-American theater artist who has directed at Ars Nova, Cherry Lane, Ensemble Studio Theater, Bushwick Starr, JACK, The Flea Theater, New Ohio, and Harvard/A.R.T., amongst others. Recent productions include Marisol by José Rivera, The Juniors by Noah Diaz, Two Mile Hollow by Leah Nanako Winkler, Mr. Burns, A Post-Apocalyptic Play by Anne Washburn with music by Liam Bellman-Sharpe, and Othello. Upcoming productions include happy life by Kathy Ng and Fellowship by Sam Chanse. Kat is an alumnus of Lincoln Center Directors Lab, a former Resident Director at The Flea Theater, the 2016-2017 Van Lier Directing Fellow at Second Stage and the former Artistic Director of Spookfish Theatre Company. She is also a teaching artist at Stella Adler and LAByrinth Theater company and was recently an adjunct professor at Colgate University, Marymount Manhattan College, and University of Rochester. MFA Directing: Yale School of Drama. / @katkoral

FRANKIE CARR '22 scenic designer is very excited to be making his debut as a scenic designer! He has previously appeared as Clark in Naomi L. '21's Family Style. Frankie is a biology major and chemistry minor along with his theater minor, so you can find him running around between the LSC, Fairchild, and the Hop. Thanks to all who helped me get here! Stay tuned for what's next!

BRANDY ZHANG '22 lighting designer is thrilled to be in her first show as a Lighting Designer after primarily working in stage management. Hopkins Center: RENT (Stage Manager); Piper Hill GR'22's A Show That Is a Game... (Stage Manager/Pianist); The Living (ASM); The Sweet Science of BruisingEclipsed (Light Board Operator). Brandy is a music major studying musicology and creating sound art! A huge thank you to her mentor Dan Kotlowitz! Big hugs and love to Alisya and the whole production team! @brandy__z

ISAIAH BROWN '23 costume designer is excited for the world to see his first Costume Design work. Favorite non-design credits include: RENT (Tom Collins); Saturday Night/Sunday Morning (Bobby) (Hopkins Center).

ROBBIE ABEL '24 sound designer is incredibly excited to be a part of this amazing production team. Robbie has previously been involved in LIZZIE: The Musical (Sound Design) and RENT (Sound Board Operator). Outside of theater, Robbie is studying Film and Media Studies, and enjoys studying in the percussion studio. He would like to thank Alisya for inviting him to be a part of this project. @robbie_abel

ARMITA MIRKARIMI '25 stage manager  is beyond excited to make her Dartmouth stage management debut! Hopkins Center credits include Poor Clare (Mama Ortolana) and RENT (Assistant Stage Manager). Armita is also a playwright: she is the 2022 winner of the Ruth and Loring Dodd Drama Prize and is producing an original play with a California-based theater company. You can find Armita with a copy of Jane Austen's Emma on the green when she is not in the theater. 

This production contains deals with sex, sexual assault, and strong language. Not recommended to audiences under the age of 16.


Saturday, May 28th
The Bentley Theater

After the Show:
A Conversation with Alisya and the Creative Team

Join us in the theater immediately following the evening's performance for an informal discussion with the playwright and performer, Alisya Reza '22, and the team behind Ethically Ambiguous.