CryHurtFood is a new play written and directed by Harvard University student Daniel Giles (MX'09). The premier performance was at the Loeb Experimental Theater, Cambridge, in November 2011.
The play, which won the Phyllis Anderson Award in 2011, is a new monster story about a chimpanzee who believes that she is a person, and what happens when the people who raised her to think so decide that she is not.
Last night, CryHurtFood had its UK premiere in Sheffield, England, as part of the International Student Drama Festival at the historic Crucible Theatre. The festival brings together twenty shows from around the UK and the rest of the world, as well as hosting workshops with leading organizations such as the Royal Shakespeare Company, Steppenwolf in Chicago, and the National Theatre Studios. CryHurtFood was the only play selected to represent the United States.
While at Middlesex Dan appeared in a dozen productions and wrote an original play for One Acts his senior year. It is very exciting to see his talents reaching out from the circle all the way across the pond.