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Theatre 200: Portfolio Project (Smith): Water by the Spoonful

This guide is intended to help students with their final portfolio project.

The Play

About the Author

Quiara Alegria Hudes


"A Sort of Homecoming." American Theatre 31, no. 1 (January 2014): 86-90.

This article discusses the work of playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes and how growing up in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has influenced her plays.


Greene, Alexis. "No Place Like Home." American Theatre 25.8 (2008): 32-34.

This article discusses the work and work process of playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


Ollove, Sally. "Quiara Hudes on her Writing and Philadelphia."  Arden Theate Company Blog.


Lunden, Jeff,. "A Vet's Haunted Homecoming In 'Water By The Spoonful'." Morning Edition (NPR) (2013)


These databases provide biographical information about the author.

Selected Production Reviews

Water by the Spoonful premiered in 2011 at the Hartford Stage.

To help organize your production history, develop a timeline.


To find production photos, do a Google image search.

  • "Water by the Spoonful" AND production photos
  • "Water by the Spoonful" AND set design

For other images, search ArtStor, an image database.