From the article "What's New is News on Local Stages":
Graduates of the MFA Playwriting program have gone on to have their plays produced and commissioned by major regional theaters across the country as well as Off Broadway. This year’s works are filled with passion, insight, humor and magic.
“What strikes me about the four plays in this year’s festival,” says professor Naomi Iizuka, head of the MFA Playwriting Program and a renowned playwright in her own right, “is how innovative they are. These plays are all grappling with big ideas and doing so in very fresh, original ways.
“In Krista Knight’s ‘Salamander Leviathan,” a meditation on the price of love, a man sells his soul to the devil,” Iizuka continues. “Lauren Yee’s play, “A Man, His Wife and His Hat,” is a wild, delightful fable, featuring a golem, a floating baby and a giant hole in the earth full of memories.