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Lifted by Slammed

“It’s all about the vocab, you gots to have vocab.” - Jurassic 5 Brent thought the play should be named 'Lifted'. At the time--my senior year at Northwestern--I had never heard this word used in the sense that would have made it the perfect title (verb, stolen) as well as a poignant pun (verb, elevated; inspired), a contranym. He was probably right. So much so that I now misremember the title of the piece as 'Lifted' when, in fact, we settled on SLAMMED ("I feel like as the playwright I have to understand any puns in my title," I'd said). Brent Hazelton was (and is!) the associate artistic director at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, and I had an excellent experience with him and the theater

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