“So I decided to write a play where the goal was to make the audience uncomfortable.”
The Ithaca College club cheerleading team trained the entire year to compete at the National Cheerleaders Association cheerleading championships.
“When we came in, we were individuals, and we’re not leaving as nonindividuals, but we kind of melded together into … one thought,” she said. “There’s one new person coming out, and it’s the eight of us.”
Around 11 p.m. May 25, 2014, Lawrence*, then an Ithaca College sophomore, was tackled by an officer from the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management, while another forced his hands behind his back because he did not take his hands out of his pockets.