- NYS Writers Institute
"SLAM!" An interview with a young playwright
University at Albany senior and playwright Billy Feerick recently won The Next Act! NextGen New Play Summit by Capital Repertory Theatre (theREP) in Albany for his hip-hop play in verse "SLAM!"
NextGen is a collaboration between theREP and the university's Fresh Acts festival, which puts on new plays written by students.
"SLAM!" is about students in a college poetry club vying for the coveted title of “Best Poet.” The play is written entirely in iambic pentameter verse with rhyming and hip hop rhythms.
Billy is from the Bronx studying theatre and business at UAlbany. "SLAM!" is his first play. A sampling of Billy's writing in "SLAM!".