Irene Loy is a playwright, actress, and academic writer. As a practitioner-scholar, she poses questions about theory in dramatic writing, which in turn affect choices made in editing, rehearsal, and production processes. She earned her MFA in Dramatic Writing from the University of New Mexico (UNM) in May 2015. Previously, she served as the House Manager at ImprovBoston and the UNM Department of Theatre and Dance, as well as a Graduate Fellow for Tricklock Company and an Assistant Vocal Coach at Indiana University-Bloomington. She is one of the founding members of Odenbear Theatre. Currently, she is living, working, and making theatre in Taos, New Mexico.
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In this fourth installment, Irene Loy discusses the Trickster and child characters, exploring how play factors in their story arcs.
In this installment, Irene Loy discusses how characters receive desire versus defend themselves against unwanted desire, delving into the difference of consent and dissent.
In this installment, Irene Loy discusses the Caregiver character, who genuinely wants what’s best for other (often the main) characters.
In this first installment, Playwright Irene Loy discusses how the Hero’s Journey traditionally exists in Western dramatic form and advocates alternative ways of portraying heroes.