Reya (she/her) is a Theatre Editor at the Oxford Blue. Outside of her degree, Reya spends most of her time involved in student theatre and is an avid writer of both prose and poetry. She was an editor for the lockdown art collective Hypaethral and has published articles at the Blue ranging from gushing about Michaela Coel to describing how best to fry bread (never too much butter). In her spare time, she can be found either making or eating dumplings.
Film & TV

Euphoria & Pain: How Michaela Coel is challenging the limits of modern storytelling

CW: Reference to rape, drug use and sexual assault. “I’ve gone underneath, underneath into the darkness and that darkness is now in me, looking at you” Narratives of trauma throughout all mediums often end up creating scenarios where assault exists as a function of the plot, enabling characters to either grow or be destroyed by Read More…

Music Opinion

Rooms of their own: Boiler Room takes things House to House

Life seems to go on without effort, when I am filled with music. – George Eliot, ‘The Mill on the Floss’ The stationary nature of our present circumstances has made most of us question what really matters to us, what we miss the most. Denied the opportunity to go out and experience the world, it Read More…

Culture theatre

Review: The Pillowman

The Pillowman is a 2003 play by Irish playwright Martin McDonagh, a darkly satirical narrative that focuses on a writer (Katurian) and her brother (Michal) who are kept in custody by two sinister policemen after a series of child murders that echo Katurian’s own twisted tales. With its heavy emphasis on child killing and police Read More…