The Department of Theatre uses Platform to Spread Awareness on Opioid Epidemic

In the performance, nine senior graduates will be responsible for creating a segment that tells the narrative of Central Ohio’s opioid epidemic. Credit: Mackenzie Shanklin | Photo Editor

Despite unprecedented challenges, Ohio State’s Department of Theatre senior graduate students are finding a way to tell the story of Ohio’s opioid epidemic. 

In a typical academic year, the senior graduate students are presented with a topic to feature in their final play performance. This year, Tom Dugdale, assistant professor in the Department of Theatre and the director of the unnamed project, chose an issue that hits close to home for Ohioans: the opioid epidemic.