UTNT (UT New Theatre): Very Blue Light


An orb of power lies behind the UTNT logo

By Daphne Silbiger
Directed by Kristen Osborn

Marfa, TX, 2022--Magna was likely abducted by aliens, but her friends don't believe her. She seeks out the fabled Marfa Lights hoping for answers, and discovers that the secrets of the cosmos are both monumentally far-reaching and disarmingly mundane. Very Blue Light is a play about isolation and doubt, revising relationships, and the implications of the existence of unidentified aerial phenomena.

Contains mature language.

Runtime is approximately 95 minutes with no intermission. 

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About the Playwright

Daphne Silbiger is a third-year M.F.A. in Theatre candidate with a specialization in playwriting. Credits with The University of Texas at Austin include 9/10 beds (Directors' Studio) and O, the Humanity (M.F.A. Salon Series), in addition to Dirtbag Stacks (Crashbox). Their other plays include Call Me Venus (Time Capsule Project), Six Years Old (Corkscrew Theater Festival) and Pound (Relentless Award Semi-Finalist, 2019.) They play in the bands Go Home and Mothercat and release music as sa_phne.

About the Director

Kristen Osborn is an Austin-based director and storyteller who is passionate about nurturing human connection through embodied gathering. She has worked in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York with companies including the Geffen Playhouse, Daryl Roth Theatre, Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, Northlight Theatre and Ojai Playwrights Conference. She is a graduate of UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, a M.F.A. in Theatre candidate with a specialization in directing at UT Austin and an explorer with the Texas Immersive Institute. kristenosborn.com


February 18 and 23 at 7:30 p.m.
February 19 and 25 at 2:00 p.m.


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