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An Interview With Barrie Stavis, Daniel Larner 2017 Fairhaven College, Western Washington University

An Interview With Barrie Stavis, Daniel Larner

Daniel Larner

Barrie Stavis lives in an apartment in New York City’s upper east side. He and his wife Bernice are surrounded by green plants, their collection of paintings and sculpture, and Barrie’s collection of duck decoys. What follows is a starkly reduced version of five days of very intense talk (the transcript runs 186 pages)—talk which, as Stavis said repeatedly, led him into painful, difficult, and exciting territory, and led him to see connections between his life and work he had either not seen, or not explored before.


Anywhere But Home: The Life And Work Of Barrie Stavis, Daniel Larner 2017 Fairhaven College, Western Washington University

Anywhere But Home: The Life And Work Of Barrie Stavis, Daniel Larner

Daniel Larner

Barrie Stavis Th e American playwright Barrie Stavis is a paradox in his own country. “A prophet without honor” may exaggerate the case, but Yugoslavian critic Dragan Klai'c does see Stavis as a subtle but important kind of prophet, whose work precedes European efforts to reestablish a theatre of commitment: "to separate values, moral principles, and simple human concerns from compromised ideological projects. Disappointment about European developments, the sense of danger caused by racism, fanatical politicians, and ecological nightmares, bring theater back as a field of argumentative, activist aesthetics. Nothing old-fashioned, romantic, 68ish in all that—only a sense ...


Night Launch, Cavan Hallman 2017 University of New Orleans

Night Launch, Cavan Hallman

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

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From Playwriting To Production, Lauren Wade 2017 University of Rhode Island

From Playwriting To Production, Lauren Wade

Senior Honors Projects

Theater has been a beloved art form for centuries, originating in Ancient Greek times and evolving into what we know today. For as long as I can remember I have been involved in theater, performing in my own school plays starting in elementary school and, upon entering high school, assisting the middle school next door in their productions. While I have been studying acting here at the University of Rhode Island, I have also had the opportunity to expand my knowledge in many aspects of stagecraft including stage management, costume and set design, set construction and scenic painting, and more ...


"We Are Family": The Influences Of American Culture On The Representation Of Family In Modern American Drama, DeAndre C. Short 2017 Lynchburg College

"We Are Family": The Influences Of American Culture On The Representation Of Family In Modern American Drama, Deandre C. Short

Student Scholar Showcase

The dramatic works that subject usually deals with the family unit reflect a particular issue in American culture—politically or socially. American playwrights often use their work to challenge popular ideologies and values embedded into American society. Often modern American drama incorporates political, social, and cultural issues as a means to develop the relationship between the family unit. The familial relationship(s) in modern American drama are influenced by the political, social, and cultural environments in the United States.


Not The Truth We Seek: The Story Of A Mime, Fierce Women, Proposals, & Pro Wrestling, Steven Meeker Jr. 2017 Otterbein University

Not The Truth We Seek: The Story Of A Mime, Fierce Women, Proposals, & Pro Wrestling, Steven Meeker Jr.

Distinction Papers

THE SPARK

I have always believed that the best theater comes from a very real and sometimes very painful place. My parents were undergoing a brutal and very open separation and then divorce throughout my junior and senior year of high school. In the middle of the constant war zone that was our home, my brother and I would simply go from one room to the other with our heads down and as quick as possible. The only day we would linger in the living room would be Mondays. On Monday nights, my brother and I owned the living room ...


A Cycle Of Farewells, Kailey E. Carpenter 2017 Trinity College, Hartford Connecticut

A Cycle Of Farewells, Kailey E. Carpenter

Senior Theses and Projects

A two-act play that explores the influence of society on the individual. In a town where suicide is not frowned upon, by highly encouraged and honored, characters must find their place amongst the crowd, grappling with the ideas of agency, choice, and individualization.

Inspired by works such as Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery,” and Peter Weir’s 1998 satirical dramedy The Truman Show, the play idealizes a society that not only encourages their citizens to monitor one another, but also internalizes the idea that someone is always watching. There is a particular sense of loneliness that comes from being in ...


Behind Valencia: A Contemporary Play, Emily Charbonneau 2017 Bryant University

Behind Valencia: A Contemporary Play, Emily Charbonneau

Honors Projects in English and Cultural Studies

SYNOPSIS The purpose of this play is to highlight the length that modern females go to in order to maintain a desired appearance, especially across social media. These desired appearances are influenced by the glamorous and unrealistic looks and physiques that are prevalent in the media. Essentially, the primary goal of these characters is to attract the attention of their male counterparts because of the gender roles society promotes. This shallow lifestyle can be completely consuming for impressionable, young females.


Lejos De Aquí De Roberto Cossa Y Mauricio Kartun: Familia, Absurdo Y Temporalidad En Una Re-Escritura Del Grotesco Criollo, Mariana Pensa 2017 UCLA Extension

Lejos De Aquí De Roberto Cossa Y Mauricio Kartun: Familia, Absurdo Y Temporalidad En Una Re-Escritura Del Grotesco Criollo, Mariana Pensa

SouthEast Coastal Conference on Languages & Literatures (SECCLL)

Lejos de aquí de Roberto Cossa y Mauricio Kartun: familia, absurdo y temporalidad en una re-escrituradel grotesco criollo

Mariana Pensa

UCLA Extension

En este trabajo realizamos un acercamiento a la obra teatral Lejos de aquí (1993) escrita en colaboración por los dramaturgos argentinos Roberto Cossa y Mauricio Kartun. A través de nuestro análisis observamoscomo los elementos de la tradición del “grotesco criollo” de principiosdel siglo XX se han ido desarrollando y re-formulando hacia finesdel mismo siglo en lo que se ha dado en llamar el “neo-grotesco criollo”. Principalmente nos referimos a los cambios y permanencias que se producen por el ...


Echoes: A Short Play, Laura Mae Ward 2017 Ouachita Baptist University

Echoes: A Short Play, Laura Mae Ward

Theatre Productions

Echoes was performed during the All Night Theatre Festival of March 2017. It is an existential dramedy about two astronauts on a malfunctioning spacecraft.


Summons: A Short Play, Laura Mae Ward 2017 Ouachita Baptist University

Summons: A Short Play, Laura Mae Ward

Theatre Productions

Performed as part of OBU's All Night Theatre Festival in March of 2017, Summons is an absurdist comedy about inept witches trying really hard to summon an ancient evil, but failing miserably.


The Idea Of You, Julia Zygiel 2017 Providence College

The Idea Of You, Julia Zygiel

Creative Writer’s Festival

A woman confesses to a man but it doesn't go as planned. Although she is rejected the woman walks away pleased, and the man is left befuddled and without resolution.


The Sinking Of The Abergavenny, Richard Matlak 2017 College of the Holy Cross

The Sinking Of The Abergavenny, Richard Matlak

Texts relating to the Earl of Abergavenny (ship)

This section of the screenplay Immortal Sea is a fictional representation of the sinking of the Earl of Abergevenny off the coast of England in 1805.


Not A Clue, Adam Wheat 2017 Ouachita Baptist University

Not A Clue, Adam Wheat

Theatre Posters and Programs

The Ouachita Baptist University School of Fine Arts Department of Theatre Arts presents Not a Clue, a student-devised Muse Project by Hannah Fender.


Three Damn Letters, Katherine Ammon 2017 Rollins College

Three Damn Letters, Katherine Ammon

Honors Program Theses

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a terminal disease that destroys a patient's motor neurons. In the play Three Damn Letters, a sarcastic woman must accept her own ALS diagnosis while also balancing her relationships with her father, husband, and son. This seriocomedic play explores themes of family roles, disability, love, and death.


Another Summer, Laura Townsend 2017 University of Iowa

Another Summer, Laura Townsend

University of Iowa Honors Theses

Escapism is a common defense mechanism, especially for people who are coming of age. Humans run when they feel they cannot handle the weight of their struggle, when the sting of their internalized emotions builds dangerously high and they are left to choose fight or to choose flight. Non-confrontational people will almost always choose the latter. The consequences of facing a problem directly may feel enormous, even world ending, to a young mind with little to no experience navigating adulthood.

Through the lens of young adults who flee to summer camp to hide from their strenuous home lives this creative ...


The Three Year Clock, Sam Roeck 2016 CUNY Hunter College

The Three Year Clock, Sam Roeck

School of Arts & Sciences Theses

Roeck: I mean, it’s “a” future. It’s like half what I want to be and half completely not what I want. I didn’t want to create a future that I was entirely excited about because I’m not actually that excited about the future. It looks pretty fucking grim.


Engaging With The Dory Fleet: A Panel Discussion On A Collaborative College And Community Oral History Project, Brenda DeVore Marshall, Tyrone Marshall, Mary Beth Jones, Kathleen Spring, Jackson B. Miller 2016 Linfield College

Engaging With The Dory Fleet: A Panel Discussion On A Collaborative College And Community Oral History Project, Brenda Devore Marshall, Tyrone Marshall, Mary Beth Jones, Kathleen Spring, Jackson B. Miller

Kathleen Spring

This peer-reviewed program was presented at the annual Northwest Communication Association Conference in Coeur d’Alene Idaho on April 15, 2016. The presentation features an overview of the Launching through the Surf: The Dory Fleet of Pacific City project and includes detailed notes from each speaker.

Special thanks go to Mary Beth Jones and Brenda DeVore Marshall, who served as transcriber and editor for the detailed speaker notes.


'Nosferatu' Revisted, Russell D. Fewster 2016 University of South Australia

'Nosferatu' Revisted, Russell D. Fewster

PARtake: The Journal of Performance as Research

In 2014 I set out to adapt and direct a new stage production entitled Nosferatu The Undead based on the Dracula fable. My research enquiry focussed on the question of how to approach such a classic while avoiding the stereotypes and clichés that have accrued with this seminal work. I critically reflect here on the processes involved in writing the play script and then rehearsing the performance. This is an ethnographic account and is based on participant observation where the artist participates but also steps back to document and analyse practice. In order that such a case study has multiple ...


Performance Review Of Jack Thorne's 'The Solid Life Of Sugar Water', William Boles 2016 Rollins College

Performance Review Of Jack Thorne's 'The Solid Life Of Sugar Water', William Boles

PARtake: The Journal of Performance as Research

The performance review of Jack Thorne's The Solid Life of Sugar Water (Temporary Space, National Theatre production) argues that Thorne's play and Graeae Theatre Company succeeds admirably in producing a work that details the story of a disabled couple's failed pregnancy. The play is not about a married disabled couple suffering a loss. The play is instead about a married couple suffering a loss. In short, disability is not the focus of the play, but instead the inevitable pain and reaffirming love we all experience in our lives.


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