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This Is Not A Play About Sex

By Nali Byrd '19 on October 29, 2017

This Is Not A Play About Sex (TINAPAS) is a play written by Colgate alumna Poppy Liu ’13. She originally wrote this play as her senior thesis and conducted various interviews with students, faculty, and administrators on campus about their experiences and stories with regards to Colgate’s sexual climate. The play combines real experiences and words from the interviews she conducted as well as new voices! Many find the play as an important conversation starter amongst friend groups, classmates, and really, all people.

Many of the topics discussed

The TINAPAS cast!

in TINAPAS are deeply personal and hard to discuss, especially in front of a room full of strangers! All of the actors and actresses, crew, tech and directors deserve a huge applause for their hard work, bravery, and commitment to making an amazing show!


The OUS and FIRST GEN programs are lucky to have 12 of its members involved in the show. We want to offer a special shoutout to Eric Alvarado ’18, Jade Basem ’19, John Bermudez ’20, Sydni Bond ’18, Tenzin Dickyi ’20, Diana Dimas ’20, Patrick Grijalva ’20, Nicole Jackson ’18, Jeustin Navarro ’20, Enrique Nunez ’19,  Lücién Reubens ’18,  and Chelsea Santiago ’19 for their amazing roles in TINAPAS!

One of the actors, Enrique Nunez ’19, discussed his feelings after TINAPAS concluded. “It’s more than just a play; the words said in TINAPAS are words actually said by people who were once Colgate students. It’s a little daunting to think about the student I portrayed in my own monologue, “To Creep or Not to Creep” because I wonder who they were, how they identified, why they said those words and what they thought about the hookup culture at Colgate”.

This Is Not A Play About Sex runs for one week every Fall semester at Colgate in Brehmer Theatre!


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