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Staging Colorism, Mya D. Flood 2016 Ursinus College

Staging Colorism, Mya D. Flood

Theater Summer Fellows

Colorism is a topic not frequently discussed in the African American community. My research focuses on representations of colorism in American drama. Using this research, I am workshopping a creative performance piece about this taboo topic to educate both Ursinus students and community members of all racial backgrounds. The research involves dissecting plays that confront colorism and the everyday struggles dealing with the stereotypes that come along with lighter and darker skin. My research takes the form of an annotated bibliography of plays about colorism and/or racism, a 20 page research paper about colorism in drama, and a draft ...


Ancient Greeks Today: Modern Adaptations Of The Orestes Myth, Arthur L. Robinson 2016 Ursinus College

Ancient Greeks Today: Modern Adaptations Of The Orestes Myth, Arthur L. Robinson

Theater Summer Fellows

This research closely examines the ancient Greek myth of Orestes, the boy who murdered his mother to avenge his father. It first draws upon the works of Aeschylus, Euripides, and Sophocles, who all wrote different variations of the same myth. This is followed by an examination of several more modern day adaptions of the myth, including but not limited to Eugene O’Neill’s Mourning Becomes Elektra, David Foley’s Murders at Argos, and Ferdinando Baldi’s The Forgotten Pistolero. The research highlights differences made to more effectively reach the varying audiences of the time, and the techniques used to ...


Hypotheticals, Mirielle Smith 2016 Winthrop University

Hypotheticals, Mirielle Smith

The Anthology

A prose story


The Art Of The Process: The Creation And Production Of Wrinkles In Our Clothing, Julia Alexandra Yancey 2016 Julia Yancey

The Art Of The Process: The Creation And Production Of Wrinkles In Our Clothing, Julia Alexandra Yancey

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Wrinkles in Our Clothing

One night after a party Andrew realizes that he has never truly lived. Christine finds her passion somewhere she never thought she could have it. These two young adults, making their way through college, realize that now is the time to decide how they will choose to live their lives. They face the challenges that most young adults face such as societal expectations, a parent’s ideal image of their child, and having the courage to take that first step. Although these two do not meet in the lives of their characters they appear to know ...


Chatterbox, Rebecca Sanchez 2016 University of New Mexico

Chatterbox, Rebecca Sanchez

Theatre & Dance ETDs

This essay articulates the creative process and artistic influences of two plays written by Rebecca M. Sánchez. The plays, Chatterbox and Re: Living are influenced by a variety of artists including Emilio Carballido and Maria Irene Fornes. Chatterbox details the ill fated love of Valentina and Marco. In both linear and memory sequences the audience can view the complexity of obsession, and the role of perception and memory in reality. Re: Living begins and ends with four university professors locked in a campus closet during an active shooter situation. This play address a normalized state of violence and emergency preparedness ...


Burch, Kelly Calvert, B. 1964 (Sc 3001), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2016 Western Kentucky University

Burch, Kelly Calvert, B. 1964 (Sc 3001), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 3001. Script for a one-act play titled “Allen County: A Work in Progress” written by Kelly C. Burch in commemoration of the bicentennial of Allen County’s formation in 1815. Includes script, program, DVD, and news clipping about the play’s performance on 28 June 2015 at Allen County-Scottsville High School.


Risd Cabaret 1987-2000 Retrospective Poster, Agnieszka Taborska, Bill Newkirk 2016 Rhode Island School of Design

Risd Cabaret 1987-2000 Retrospective Poster, Agnieszka Taborska, Bill Newkirk

RISD Cabaret 1987-2000 Retrospective

No abstract provided.


Risd Cabaret 1987-2000 Retrospective Program, Agnieszka Taborska, Bill Newkirk 2016 Rhode Island School of Design

Risd Cabaret 1987-2000 Retrospective Program, Agnieszka Taborska, Bill Newkirk

RISD Cabaret 1987-2000 Retrospective

No abstract provided.


Jared Brown, Jared Brown 2016 Illinois Wesleyan University

Jared Brown, Jared Brown

Jared Brown

Interview located at http://digitalcommons.iwu.edu/oral_hist/42/


Dramathizing Functions: Building Connections Between Mathematics And Arts, Gunhan Caglayan 2016 Florida International University

Dramathizing Functions: Building Connections Between Mathematics And Arts, Gunhan Caglayan

Journal of Humanistic Mathematics

This article focuses on connections between mathematics and performance arts (drama). More specifically we offer an exposition of a segment of college algebra mathematics (an introduction to functions), with an approach primarily emphasizing the aesthetic aspects of mathematical learning, teaching, and performing.


Alceste's Return, Andrew Vorder Bruegge 2016 Winthrop University

Alceste's Return, Andrew Vorder Bruegge

College of Visual and Performing Arts Faculty Publications

A sequel to Moliere's drama, "The Misanthrope." As of January 2015, it had been selected as a semi-finalist in the AACT playwriting competition. If selected as a finalist, it will be performed in 2016 and published with Dramatist Play Service.


Wind, Hannah Albright 2016 Providence College

Wind, Hannah Albright

Creative Writer’s Festival

A young woman confronts overwhelming tragedy.


Play Script: Treed, Thomas Kee 2016 Bridgewater State University

Play Script: Treed, Thomas Kee

Bridgewater Review

No abstract provided.


Rinse Cycle, Miranda Lopez 2016 Western Michigan Univeristy

Rinse Cycle, Miranda Lopez

The Laureate

No abstract provided.


Everyone’S Their Own Worst Critic Or How I Learned Not To Fear The End, Audrey Belle Rosenblith 2016 Bard College

Everyone’S Their Own Worst Critic Or How I Learned Not To Fear The End, Audrey Belle Rosenblith

Senior Projects Spring 2016

Jean Genet, author ofThe Balcony, and Dante Alighieri, author of Inferno, have more in common than you might think. For one thing, they were both obsessed with death.

The Vestibule (a devised theater piece) was made to examine this obsession with (and fear of) death further.

Art is a tool we can use to confront our fear of death. All people fear death.


The River Of Blood: An Analysis Of The Process And Production Of Fury And The Senior Theater Festival Inferno, Aleah Willa Black 2016 Bard College

The River Of Blood: An Analysis Of The Process And Production Of Fury And The Senior Theater Festival Inferno, Aleah Willa Black

Senior Projects Spring 2016

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Arts of Bard College.


Limbo Limbo Limbo, Lauren Nicole D'Ottavio 2016 Bard College

Limbo Limbo Limbo, Lauren Nicole D'Ottavio

Senior Projects Spring 2016

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Arts of Bard College.


Bonding Theatre And Chemistry: An Educational Exploration, Matthew Gurniak 2016 James Madison University

Bonding Theatre And Chemistry: An Educational Exploration, Matthew Gurniak

Senior Honors Projects

This paper analyzes the educational aspects of theatre and music and the impact that they have on an audience. The goal was to begin a new conversation about science and theatre and how the two can learn and gain unique insight from each other. To examine how these two antithetical fields can interact, I composed a new, innovative musical that tells the love story between two professors through the use of concepts from general chemistry. The results and responses from the performance of the play were overwhelmingly positive from members of both disciplines. They have inspired continued interest in this ...


The Real F-Word: Feminism An Exploration Of Feminism And The Female Experience On College Campuses, Beatrice R. Owens 2016 James Madison University

The Real F-Word: Feminism An Exploration Of Feminism And The Female Experience On College Campuses, Beatrice R. Owens

Senior Honors Projects

Using third-wave feminism and playwriting as the foundation, this project intends to examine the history of feminism as it influences the current third-wave in the United States of American with a specific focus on the impact it has on college students. This project examines the development of feminism throughout history and asks whether that historical development has contributed significantly to the way in which millennial men and women understand and relate to feminism presently. Through the compilation of research and the creation of a performance piece, performed on April 1, 2016 in the Wayland Performance Studio, this project examines what ...


Devising Performance & Queer Futurity, Brendan F. Leonard 2016 Brendan Leonard

Devising Performance & Queer Futurity, Brendan F. Leonard

Honors Theses

This project argues that devising performance is an inherently queer and utopian form. In response to recent political movements, such as Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter, which seek to stage dissatisfaction with the systems of late capitalism, I turn to devising performance as a site. Informed by the queer and performance theories of Jose Esteban Munoz, Lee Edelman, and Jill Dolan, I argue that devised theater allows us to process disillusionment, rehearse collectivity, and stage futurity. In conversation with Munoz, I define futurity as an imaginative site that considers what will follow what some scholars suggest will be ...


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