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In October, Vanderbilt University Theatre opened its 2018–19 season with The Language Archive by Julia Cho, a comedy that explores what is lost and found in the gaps between what is meant and what is said.
“One of the most interesting aspects of working on The Language Archive was wrestling with the questions the play raises about communication,” says Leah Lowe, the play’s director and chair of the Department of Theatre. “On one level the play is concerned with actual languages and whether or not we can use them to actually say exactly what we mean. And on an interpersonal level, The Language Archive plays with the unique communication patterns that exist between two individuals that can never be translated or fully understood by others.”