Sara Stamatiades is an English PhD student at Cornell University specializing in English and Spanish Renaissance literature. More specifically, her research focuses on translation and performance in the global early modern period. For her project, Sara will develop a community playwriting workshop in partnership with House of Ithaqua. The workshop, entitled “Shadows of 2020,” will provide an outlet for Tompkins County residents of all writing-experience levels to write 10-minute plays that reflect on the (sur)realities of 2020. Beyond exploring playwriting, participants will develop community in what has been an isolating year. Public health factors pending, some of these short plays may be produced in the fall.