The White Room

by Carina Lastimosa

Winner – Flash 405, February 2021: “Your Digital Stories”
Virtual Play

Flash 405, February 2021: Your Digital Stories - Zoom play script by Carina Lastimosa


The White Room by Carina Lastimosa - Flash contest winner from Our Digital Stories



Judge’s Comments:
This piece does a remarkable job at poking holes in theatre’s white allyship in just 10 pages. The questions that The White Room raises feel especially relevant given the digital space which heightens the awkwardness, toxicity, and anger that underlie the Zoom niceties.

Carina Lastimosa is a San Francisco Bay Area native, currently residing in Chicago. She has been working in theatre for 10+ years with an emphasis on acting. Her focus on acting has lead to her involvement in many new works, including productions of Poison (The Plagiarists), The Crazed (Central Works), A Kind Of Sad Love Story (Bindlestiff Studio) and Beating A Dead Horse (Bloomington Playwrights Project). Her involvement in developing plays has lead her to start writing, with pieces like “The White Room.” As a playwright, Carina aims to highlight Filipinx stories past and present, corny and sentimental, caring and passionate.

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