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Uri Theatre Presents: Rob Neill And The Neo-Futurists, Caitlyn Sloan 2018 University of Rhode Island

Uri Theatre Presents: Rob Neill And The Neo-Futurists, Caitlyn Sloan

Senior Honors Projects

The University of Rhode Island has given me the opportunity to explore and recognize many different interests that I never knew I previously had. While at the university I discovered my love for Theatre and the talent I have as a manager, as well as a love for event planning through my employment with University Events. These passions drove my desire to create an Honors Project that would help me learn more about management and planning on a scale that could have a large impact. When the theatre department won the Distinguished Visiting Artist Grant for 2017, I seized the ...


Episode 12: All Things In Murderation, Tanner Elrod 2018 University of Dayton

Episode 12: All Things In Murderation, Tanner Elrod

Season 3: Standards of Behavior

No abstract provided.


Name It, Speak It, Act It, Laura Kelly 2018 University of Wyoming

Name It, Speak It, Act It, Laura Kelly

Honors Theses AY 17/18

This creative project is a dance performance piece I have choreographed to challenge the mindsets surrounding racism and white privilege, specifically the mindsets around these topics in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States. My experiences studying school and dance on the east coast last year leads me to believe that many people in this region don’t think that racism is still a big issue in the United States. This is a dangerous mindset which can result in inadvertent racism. Dance is a powerful method of communication. Nonverbal communication is a significant way to reach a wide range ...


The Effect Of Dancers’ Clothing On Perception Of Performance Ability, Mariah Brewer 2018 University of Wyoming

The Effect Of Dancers’ Clothing On Perception Of Performance Ability, Mariah Brewer

Honors Theses AY 17/18

The Effect of Dancers’ Clothing on Perception of Performance Ability

Mariah Brewer, Jennifer Deckert

Department of Theatre and Dance

University of Wyoming

Oral and Poster Presentation

Honors Program Rapid City, South Dakota

Dancers spend several hours a day training in studios where mirrors are present. Observations in the mirror serve as feedback for establishing line, unison, and clarity, and may also impact their perceived performance. As such, clothing may also influence perception of performance ability. This study explores clothing as a potential contributing factor to a dancer’s perceived self-confidence and performance ability while executing movement.

This descriptive research study ...


Episode 11: Blunt Force Drama, Michael Painter 2018 University of Dayton

Episode 11: Blunt Force Drama, Michael Painter

Season 3: Standards of Behavior

No abstract provided.


Episode 10: He's Come Undone, Kristen Daly 2018 University of Dayton

Episode 10: He's Come Undone, Kristen Daly

Season 3: Standards of Behavior

No abstract provided.


Episode 09: Killer Heels, Rachel Collinsworth 2018 University of Dayton

Episode 09: Killer Heels, Rachel Collinsworth

Season 3: Standards of Behavior

No abstract provided.


How To Be The Perfect Asian Wife!, sophia hill 2018 Macalester College

How To Be The Perfect Asian Wife!, Sophia Hill

Art and Art History Honors Projects

“How to be the Perfect Asian Wife” critiques exploitative power systems that assault female bodies of color in intersectional ways. This work explores strategies of healing and resistance through inserting one’s own narrative of flourishing rather than surviving, while reflecting violent realities. Three large drawings mimic pervasive advertisement language and presentation reflecting the oppressive strategies used to contain women of color. Created with charcoal, watercolor, and ink, these 'advertisements' contrast with an interactive rice bag filled with comics of my everyday experiences. These documentations compel viewers to reflect on their own participation in systems of power.


Episode 08: Ghost In The Rearview Mirror, Kate Devantier 2018 University of Dayton

Episode 08: Ghost In The Rearview Mirror, Kate Devantier

Season 3: Standards of Behavior

No abstract provided.


Episode 07: Flirting Under The Influence, Binglin Wu 2018 University of Dayton

Episode 07: Flirting Under The Influence, Binglin Wu

Season 3: Standards of Behavior

No abstract provided.


Episode 06: Forgive Me, Father, For I Have Ginned, Austin Williamson 2018 University of Dayton

Episode 06: Forgive Me, Father, For I Have Ginned, Austin Williamson

Season 3: Standards of Behavior

No abstract provided.


Episode 05: Who's To Blame, Laylah Funk 2018 University of Dayton

Episode 05: Who's To Blame, Laylah Funk

Season 3: Standards of Behavior

No abstract provided.


Episode 04: Fresh Blood, Elizabeth Kyle 2018 University of Dayton

Episode 04: Fresh Blood, Elizabeth Kyle

Season 3: Standards of Behavior

No abstract provided.


Episode 03: Livin' La Vida Loko, Nancy Pertierra 2018 University of Dayton

Episode 03: Livin' La Vida Loko, Nancy Pertierra

Season 3: Standards of Behavior

No abstract provided.


Planning A Year End Formal, Anna Volkman 2018 Western Michigan University

Planning A Year End Formal, Anna Volkman

Honors Theses

The intended outcome of this project was to create an event not only to celebrate the successes of the Department of Dance at Western Michigan University, but also to gain visibility for the student-ran organization, Orchesis Dance Society while emphasizing the power art has to unify communities. This project is an example for the organization and the Department of Dance as to how events like this are important for visibility, community involvement, and the celebration of art’s power. I created a year-end formal as an example of how art brings communities of people together and should be celebrated in ...


Episode 02: Fragmented Reality, Colleen Hehir 2018 University of Dayton

Episode 02: Fragmented Reality, Colleen Hehir

Season 3: Standards of Behavior

No abstract provided.


Dramaturgical Research For The 2017 Production Of Tartuffe, Marie Phillips 2018 Stephen F Austin State University

Dramaturgical Research For The 2017 Production Of Tartuffe, Marie Phillips

Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Episode 01: Jack In The Box, Rachel Zinck 2018 University of Dayton

Episode 01: Jack In The Box, Rachel Zinck

Season 3: Standards of Behavior

No abstract provided.


I Am A Magic Carpet: Life In A Liminal Space, Yasmin Mazloom 2018 University of Colorado, Boulder

I Am A Magic Carpet: Life In A Liminal Space, Yasmin Mazloom

Art Practices MFA Theses

The life of immigrants is discussed in two chapters: living in the country of origin and living abroad. The space that exists in between these two countries and places, is diminished and not discussed because it is not physical but more of a mental space that is rarely recognized unless it is experienced firsthand. Even though only a minority of people will understand this liminal space, it is important to be aware of its existence. Those who reside in this space need to recognize they are not alone, even if their liminal space is different from others, so that they ...


Borderlands After Anzaldúa: Queer/Latinx Identity In Theory And Practice, Joshua Truett 2018 The Ohio State University

Borderlands After Anzaldúa: Queer/Latinx Identity In Theory And Practice, Joshua Truett

Ray Browne Conference on Cultural and Critical Studies

The Latinx queer subjectivity complicates the racial and social discourses of the United States and Latin America, in both the academy and popular culture. The complex intersections of identity that marks the queer Latinx subject disrupts conventional narratives of race, ethnicity and culture, as well as gender and sexuality.

The Latinx identity breaks down the rigid construction of race as a biological “truth,” challenging the Black versus White racial binary that is the foundation of the United States racial mythology; the Latinx subject is constructed in the American racial imaginary as neither black nor white, but ¨brown.” This construction of ...


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