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Erwin's Second Story: Founding A Community Theatre, Bailey Robinson 2023 East Tennessee State University

Erwin's Second Story: Founding A Community Theatre, Bailey Robinson

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Erwin, Tennessee is a small town located just outside of Johnson City. The town is beautiful and the people are kind, but it lacks one thing - a community theatre. In an effort to increase student interest in the local high school drama department, allow community members of all ages a chance to perform, and to provide entertainment to the small town, I have worked to form a community theatre named Second Story. Founding a nonprofit community theatre comes with many challenges. In this thesis I will walk through my efforts and what all went into this labor of love. I ...


Grendel's Mother, Zoe M. Lasden-Lyman 2022 CUNY Hunter College

Grendel's Mother, Zoe M. Lasden-Lyman

Theses and Dissertations

She helps all the humans and animals in her building. Then why won't she answer this strange, new knocking at her apartment door? A bizarre thriller about the world right now... and about cats.


The Importance Of Creation: Lessons From The Collision And Performing Justice Projects, Mariah Johnson 2022 Kennesaw State University

The Importance Of Creation: Lessons From The Collision And Performing Justice Projects, Mariah Johnson

Symposium of Student Scholars

The Collision Project is a performance-based project that introduces young artists to an inspiration which drives them to create their own performative art. During my time participating in Kennesaw State University's 2022 New Connections Collision Project, I had the privilege of working alongside the talented youth graduates in the Department of Justice system. Through my first-hand experience and by examining the works through the lens of Megan Alrutz’s book Digital Storytelling, Applied Theatre, & Youth: Performing Possibility, I learned the importance of personal expression through creation. Projects such as our Collision Project and Alrutz’s Performing Justice Project present ...


Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Sings Which Story?: Narrative Production And Race In The Curriculum Of Film Musicals, Joanna Batt, Michael Joseph 2022 University of Texas at Austin

Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Sings Which Story?: Narrative Production And Race In The Curriculum Of Film Musicals, Joanna Batt, Michael Joseph

Northwest Journal of Teacher Education

Film musicals serve as a tool to infuse historical and cultural content into social studies curricula towards greater student engagement—for example, Lin Manuel-Miranda's Hamilton has become a celebrated classroom piece due to its ability to blend history with hip-hop and pop culture. Yet beyond language and content scans, teachers rarely examine or utilize musicals for how their narratives (mis)represent racial communities. This critical film analysis of three film musicals, using the theoretical framework of history production, reveals themes of historical morality, romantic relationship and race, and implicit/explicit racial messaging. Although troubling in their overall contribution to ...


Experimental Music And Collaboration: Developing Artistry Through Performance Practice, John Lambert 2022 Louisiana State University

Experimental Music And Collaboration: Developing Artistry Through Performance Practice, John Lambert

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

This project locates collaboration and collaborative performance as a potential site for artistic growth. This study analyzes six collaborative projects: composed pieces for electric guitar accompanying a staged performance of collaged texts, an audio-visual installation, the preparation of several short pieces to accompany choreographed dances, a 90-minute soundtrack to a performance mixed live, an ongoing improvisational duo, and a live visuals performance to accompany Sunburned Hand of the Man at Duke University. It traces the growth of my artistry while also providing a method for both doing and writing about collaboration. In addition, it offers a model for understanding collaborative ...


Macbeth Poster, Providence College 2022 Providence College

Macbeth Poster, Providence College

Playbill and Production

Providence College Department of Theatre, Dance & Film

Angell Blackfriars Theatre

William Shakespeare's MacBeth

November 3-6, 2022


Macbeth Playbill, Providence College 2022 Providence College

Macbeth Playbill, Providence College

Playbill and Production

Providence College Department of Theatre, Dance & Film

Angell Blackfriars Theatre

William Shakespeare's MacBeth

November 3-6, 2022

Director, John Garrity

Scenic Design, Carl Gudenius

Lighting Design, Michael Clark Wonson

Sound Design, Gabriel Luxton

Vocal Coach, Megan Chang

Costume Design, David Costa-Cabral

Fight Choreography, Jim Beauregard

Composer, Devon Russo,

Acting Coach, Michael Propster

Cast: Captain, Murderer, Young Soldier - Andy Belotte; Ross - Olivia Black, Donalbain, Doctor - Carolyn Bradley; Lady Macbeth - Kelsi Canada; Apparition 1 - Emmett Elliott; Fleance - Xavier Joseph; Weird Sister 2 - Abbie Joy; Apparition 3 - Alexa Joy; Banquo, Siward - Jack Jozefowski; Macbeth - Rodney Lopez; Lennox - David McGroary; Weird Sister 3 - Natalie Millerick; Weird Sister 1 - Caitlyn Mitchell; Gentlewoman, Nun - Bella Quinson; Duncan, Lady Macduff - Madelyn Rich; Porter, Murderer - Christopher Schettino; Malcolm - Christina Schwab; Macduff - Stephan Scully; Seyton - Dylan Wallace; Child Macduff, Apparition 2 - Lily Waugh


Asexual Dramaturgies: Reading For Asexuality In The Western Theatrical Canon, Anna Maria Ruffino Broussard 2022 Louisiana State University

Asexual Dramaturgies: Reading For Asexuality In The Western Theatrical Canon, Anna Maria Ruffino Broussard

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Asexuality has recently gained recognition and visibility as a legitimate sexual orientation and identity standpoint that is usually defined as lacking sexual desire for any gender. Popular culture and the academy have both seen the emergence of a robust conversation about the definition and import of asexuality, recognizing the term as an umbrella concept covering an ever-diversifying array of identities. Within the nascent critical discourse on asexuality, theorists have sought to identify asexuality as a sexual orientation, to rethink our society’s sexual normativity, and to question compulsory sexuality, or the assumption that sexual desire is intrinsic to all people ...


The Comedy Of Cancel Culture In A Post-Carlin United States: On The Politics Of Cultural Interpretation, Bryant W. Sculos 2022 The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

The Comedy Of Cancel Culture In A Post-Carlin United States: On The Politics Of Cultural Interpretation, Bryant W. Sculos

Class, Race and Corporate Power

Taking the form of a critical review of the HBO documentary George Carlin's American Dream, this essay explores the character of George Carlin's political and cultural criticism, its implications for contemporary debates about so-called "cancel culture," and the broader political significance of cultural interpretation.


From Franco's Nightmare To A Globalized Spain: A Cinematic Analysis, Claire Maurer 2022 Denison University

From Franco's Nightmare To A Globalized Spain: A Cinematic Analysis, Claire Maurer

Claremont-UC Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union

Spain has had a long history of determining its own identity through successive regime changes, national crises and shifting international alliances. With Las Chicas de la Sexta Planta (Le Guay, 2011), Torremolinos 73 (Berger, 2003), Miente (De Ocampo, 2008) and The Way (Estévez, 2010) as a guide, I examine the distinctive characteristics of Spansh identity across three notable sections of its history: Francoist Spain (1939-1975), “free” Spain (1975-1986), and Spain as a member of the supranational European Union (EU) (1986-), or the European Economic Community (EEC) at that time. These films and time periods help to shed light on important ...


La Circassienne: A Study Of The Female Circus Artist In French Literature, Crystal Menninga 2022 University of Massachusetts Amherst

La Circassienne: A Study Of The Female Circus Artist In French Literature, Crystal Menninga

Masters Theses

This study examines how the female circus artist is represented in twelve pieces of French literature ranging from the late nineteenth century to the modern day. The books are divided into three categories by author type: first, authors without a circus background; second, male authors involved in the circus world; and third, women involved in the circus world. Although predicted that the first section would reveal the largest use of stereotypes and misogyny, the second would show the sexist expectations of the circassienne onstage and off, and the third would call out these stereotypes and suggest improvements, there was less ...


Potentiality, Resistance And Bare Life: Giorgio Agamben On Melville’S Bartleby, Yanjun Wang, Yaping Wang 2022 Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art

Potentiality, Resistance And Bare Life: Giorgio Agamben On Melville’S Bartleby, Yanjun Wang, Yaping Wang

Theoretical Studies in Literature and Art

The idea of potentiality runs through Giorgio Agamben’s political philosophy. In his analysis of Herman Melville’s Bartleby, the Scrivener, Agamben thoroughly interprets potentiality and bare life through Bartleby’s “I prefer not to”. Agamben believes that Bartleby’s inoperativeness is the highest form of resistance, which exists as pure potentiality against the power apparatuses in modern society. Agamben considers Bartleby’s inoperativeness as the exact way to redeem bare life in modern society, where the state of exception already becomes normality. This article starts with Agamben’s reading of Bartley, focuses on potentiality, resistance and bare life to ...


2022 Symposium On Education In Entertainment And Engineering Supplemental Program, Mary K. Pillotte, Rich Dionne 2022 Purdue University - Main Campus

2022 Symposium On Education In Entertainment And Engineering Supplemental Program, Mary K. Pillotte, Rich Dionne

Symposium on Education in Entertainment and Engineering

No abstract provided.


2022 Symposium On Education In Entertainment And Engineering, Mary K. Pillotte, Rich Dionne 2022 Purdue University - Main Campus

2022 Symposium On Education In Entertainment And Engineering, Mary K. Pillotte, Rich Dionne

Symposium on Education in Entertainment and Engineering

No abstract provided.


Studio D Institute – Making At A Distance And The Impact Of Collaboration, Marlo Ransdell, Robert H. Coleman 2022 Florida State University

Studio D Institute – Making At A Distance And The Impact Of Collaboration, Marlo Ransdell, Robert H. Coleman

Symposium on Education in Entertainment and Engineering

No abstract provided.


Operation Lone Star: The Spectacle Of Immigration Federalism, Danielle Puretz 2022 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Operation Lone Star: The Spectacle Of Immigration Federalism, Danielle Puretz

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Texas Governor Greg Abbott launched Operation Lone Star in March 2021 to respond to the “crisis” at the United States/Mexico border. While in the US immigration is usually thought of as a federal responsibility, different states have worked to expand their capacity to welcome or exclude immigrants. Operation Lone Star is an example of how one state is working to restrict immigration to the US and build notoriety for its republican governor. Drawing on press releases, executive orders, news articles, opinion pieces, and other sources I highlight the performative politics within this initiative. Operation Lone Star is an example ...


Examining The Linguistic Ideology "Throaty Sounds Are Bad For Performers": The History Of Negative Attitudes Towards Glottal Stops And Laryngealization In English, Dayle M. Towarnicky 2022 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Examining The Linguistic Ideology "Throaty Sounds Are Bad For Performers": The History Of Negative Attitudes Towards Glottal Stops And Laryngealization In English, Dayle M. Towarnicky

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This thesis analyzes explicit metadiscourse (Johnstone et al 2006) on throaty sounds, primarily focused on glottal segments and non-modal constricted voice quality in English. Authors contributing to this metadiscourse are argued to be an offshoot of the speech chain network which valorized and circulated the English accent known as RP or Received Pronunciation, studied by Agha (2003). The evaluated texts center on English-speaking elocution, singing training, voice, speech, and voice care. The analysis shows glottal and guttural articulations are framed negatively and often discouraged by appeals to both health and aesthetics. Many authors in this performance speech chain network assert ...


Women And Ventriloquism In Early Modern English Drama, Ja Young Jeon 2022 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Women And Ventriloquism In Early Modern English Drama, Ja Young Jeon

Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

Bringing together feminist and theater-centered readings, this dissertation examines the status of female vessels that foreign voices inhabit and animate in early modern drama, arguing that the Greek model of ventriloquism represented by the Pythia exerted a powerful influence on the period’s ideas about women’s speech. In feminist work on ventriloquism, despite highlighting theatrical performance’s dependence on citationality, ventriloquism has been largely understood as an analogue for exploring male poets’ authorial power to appropriate women’s voices. In these readings, the term ‘ventriloquist’ is mainly identified with the person who throws his voice into human or nonhuman ...


Judged By The Cover, Jay Froio 2022 Bridgewater State University

Judged By The Cover, Jay Froio

Honors Program Theses and Projects

No abstract provided.


Be The Light: Creating A Space For The Next Generation Of Lighting Designers, Destiny Hyman 2022 Bridgewater State University

Be The Light: Creating A Space For The Next Generation Of Lighting Designers, Destiny Hyman

Honors Program Theses and Projects

This presentation will highlight my departmental honors thesis. During the fall and spring semester I researched, programmed, and assisted in the installation of the light lab in the Theatre Design and Technology Studio. This presentation will go over the first stages where I researched different intelligent lighting fixtures to find their different properties and ways to install. This presentation then visits the process where I programed the lighting fixtures into a computer software for them to be used and assist in the system installation of the lighting fixtures in the space. This presentation will show examples of lighting paperwork made ...


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