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Caylah Johnson: May 32nd: Room 405

Ricky Evanson is a kindergartener experiencing the worst day of his life for the first time. Jay Evanson is his insomniac father, who’s always present physically but emotionally vacant. Jay is also the CEO of Dustbowl Incorporated, the largest sand supplier in Illinois.

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Caylah Johnson: May 32nd: Room 405
Caylah Johnson: May 32nd: Room 405

Time & Location

May 25, 2024, 2:15 PM – 4:15 PM

Chicago, 2350 N Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60614, USA


About the event

CJ Willette (She/Her) (BFA 4  Playwriting) is a Chicago-based Playwright from St. Louis, Missouri who’s work centers around the intertwining of black experiences through concepts of dystopia, whimsy, and grandeur. Her play May 32nd is a semifinalist for the 2024 Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. She is a member of the Cody Renard Richard Cohort and an alumni of the Broadway Coalition Advocacy. She serves as a Development Director for Do Process Theatre. Her plays Highly Unlikely, Runner’s Digest, and May 32nd have been developed through the Wrights of Spring New Play festival with The Theatre School at DePaul University. CJ is pursuing a BFA in Playwriting from The Theatre School at DePaul University, expected 2024. Her play May 32nd will receive a public workshop through DePaul University's 2024 Wrights of Spring festival. For more information about her work, please visit

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