Big Stuff is a story of a couple having a check in conversation about the future of their relationship. Taylor and Ray are a young couple with different long term goals. Together they question if they should move forward knowing the future could be filled with nothing but heartbreak. Are they willing to compromise what they know they want for each other?
Jenna Spiwack - Playwright
Jenna Spiwack is a New York City based playwright and director. Jenna was most recently a Bernard B. Jacobs Intern at New Dramatists. Prior to this, she was a literary intern at Palm Beach Dramaworks’ Dramaworkshop. Jenna studied Theatre and Women's and Gender Studies at Muhlenberg College and playwriting at the National Theater Institute’s Theatermakers program. Jenna furthers her passion for new play development by directing new work; both her own and that of her peers. She is so excited to be involved in the Fresh Grind Festival!
Lauren Goldberger - Director
Lauren Goldberger is a New York City based global theatre artist and director. She is primarily focused on developing plays that highlight universal truths in diverse lived experiences. At present, she is a Programming Assistant at Bond Street Theatre, an organization that uses theatre-based programming for international peace building and social development. Prior to this she has helped facilitate work at Mosaic Theatre Company and Theater J in Washington, DC. A recent graduate, Lauren studied Theatre and Public Health at Muhlenberg College and the University of Hyderabad in Hyderabad, India. Notable productions from her collegiate career include: TOMAZ!: The End of the World (NPRS),The Exception and the Rule (New Visions Director's Festival 2016), Not I / Rockaby (Studio Production Festival 2015), and What Strong Fences Make (Studio Production Festival 2014). Lauren is humbled to be making her NYC directorial debut with the Fresh Grind Festival and thanks fellow collaborator and Muhlenberg alum, Jenna Spiwack, for trusting her with her work.