Should Theatre Disappear Like Soap Bubbles?, 2018 National Theatre
Should Theatre Disappear Like Soap Bubbles?, Erin Lee
Proceedings from the Document Academy
I recently read an excerpt from a 2004 interview with Peter Hall where he claims that he was happy for his materials to disappear "like soap bubbles" (Reason, 2006). One of the fundamentally difficult things about archiving theatre, aside from its ephemeral nature, is the approach that creatives take to their work. Not only do we need to battle the format of live performance but we also need to convince many creatives, not all I must add, that their work can and should remain in the Archive for use in the future. There are glimmers of potential in the area ...
The Director's Role In The Development Of A New Play, 2018 Honors College, Pace University
The Director's Role In The Development Of A New Play, Andrew Mullins
Honors College Theses
Over the course of May 2017 - February 2018, I examined the role of a theatre director in the development of a new play. The play that I directed was written by Brandon Adam, and is titled Nice Jewish X. We developed the play using three different forms of performances as guideposts and opportunities for feedback. The three forms of performance were a closed cold reading, a rehearsed open reading, and a fully staged and produced production. Over the course of this process, I worked closely with the playwright and helped facilitate his creative process, as well as explored what I ...
Bringing Life To Theatre: A Scenic Designer's Role In Creating "The Wild Party", 2018 Honors College,pace University
Bringing Life To Theatre: A Scenic Designer's Role In Creating "The Wild Party", Matthew Carlin
Honors College Theses
The purpose of this paper is to examine the research that goes into designing the scenic elements of a musical. I was the scenic designer for Pace School of Performing Arts’ production of Michael John LaChiusa and George C. Wolfe’s The Wild Party in the fall of 2017. Directed by Roger Ellis, our version of the vaudeville-style musical was done in an immersive, in-the-round style. As the scenic designer for this production I was strongly focused on the research aspect of the design process. We consulted several art movements and architectural styles, as well as mythology, film and literature ...
Swimming With Shoes On, 2018 Honors College, Pace University
Swimming With Shoes On, Juliet Mueller
Honors College Theses
Swimming With Shoes On is a creative writing thesis containing four short stories all revolving around one central character, Lottie. Each story enters the reader into a different chapter of Lottie's life, and we watch as people move in and out of her life, as she learns more about herself and her friends, as she develops certain understandings about the construction of the world she's living in.
Mia Park Interview, 2018 DePaul University
Mia Park Interview, Justin Fernandez
Asian American Art Oral History Project
Bio: Mia Park is a multidisciplinary artist acting, writing, playing music, producing events, teaching yoga, and volunteering in Chicago, IL. She shares her passion for discovery and self-inquiry with hope and optimism. Mia began professionally acting in 1997 hosting the cult favorite cable access dance show Chic-A-Go-Go. Her acting career has brought her on stage, in film, on television and on the radio. Mia currently plays the recurring character Nurse Beth Cole on NBC's Chicago Med. She has advocated for Asian American representation in acting since 2006 when she co-founded A-Squared Theatre and hosted educational theater workshops for the ...
Lüge Und Wahrheit, 2018 Brigham Young University
Lüge Und Wahrheit, Amalie Von Sachsen
Drama and Film
No abstract provided.
The Creation And Development Of Rise, 2018 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
The Creation And Development Of Rise, Paul Randall Mcinnis
Theses and Dissertations
In “The Creation and Development of Rise”, I will explain how my play evolved from
the initial writing process until the actual production of the show.
The Department of Theatre allows students to experience the development of new work through
the functions of the classroom. The goal is to simulate how a process would occur in the professional world.
The purpose of this thesis is to explore the journey of creation within Rise. Rise tells the story of the
community of St. Marie, Louisiana during Mardi Gras, 1972. The play highlights the city’s
triumphs and downfalls, and it is ...
So, “In Your Eyes, I Am Complete.” A Play In One Act, 2018 Dominican University of California
So, “In Your Eyes, I Am Complete.” A Play In One Act, K. Michelle Sellers
Master's Theses and Capstone Projects
So, “In Your Eyes, I am Complete” is a one-act play and a one-woman show. I will be playing various characters such as mom, dad and sister where I will address many layers: such as cross-cultural differences, mental health and alcoholism, to name a few.
Creating A Happy Ending For Socially Relevant Television, 2018 University of Rhode Island
Creating A Happy Ending For Socially Relevant Television, John Thomas Cunha
Senior Honors Projects
Television is accessible to millions from the comfort of their own homes and shapes the way we view the world. It has the power to bring people together, but often presents diversity with a strong emphasis on labels. Characters are defined by the one trait that, to the majority of viewers, is unrelatable. This maintains the separation of “us” and “them,” isolating those in the minority. Representation is essential for progress, but it’s more than just including diversity. Instead of dwelling on differences and indulging in stereotypes, characters should all treat each other equally.
The focal TV show of ...
Planeta Solitario: Dramatizing Autobiography, 2018 University of New Mexico
Planeta Solitario: Dramatizing Autobiography, Diego Miguel Gomez
Theatre & Dance ETDs
Hola. Me llamo Diego Miguel Gomez. I am a Chicano from Santa Fe, New Mexico, a screenwriter, an athlete, and now a playwright. Through this dissertation, I guide you through my personal and artistic journey leading up to this point. In the abstract, I reflect the process of production for my thesis play, Planeta Solitario, along with my aspirations beyond the Master of Fine Arts in Dramatic Writing program at the University of New Mexico. Throughout this essay I switch languages and employ slang from different cultures and sub-cultures because I don’t speak in one language or tongue, I ...
Thoroughly Modern Millie, 2018 Otterbein University
Thoroughly Modern Millie, Otterbein University Theatre And Dance Department
The year was 1922 and to live in Manhattan meant, for many, an era of wild optimism, carefree abandonment of antiquated social constraints and for women, unprecedented advancement in how they were perceived by those around them. Everything was lovely and in this age of liberated sensibilities, our heroine, Millie Dillmount enters with just such a need to rewrite her personal narrative. Thoroughly Modern Millie is, to me, a valentine to optimism and a love letter to love itself.
Thom C. Warren, Director
Insomniacs, 2018 Trinity College, Hartford Connecticut
Insomniacs, Kira Mason
Senior Theses and Projects
When a high-achieving college student commits suicide, four other high-achieving students must confront their own repressive tendencies and mental health issues. But as they do, their "inner demons" quite literally come to the surface for one haunting and transformative night.
From London With Love, 2018 DePaul University
From London With Love
No abstract provided.
"The Habits Of History": A Research-Based Play Script, 2018 Mary Immaculate College, Limerick
"The Habits Of History": A Research-Based Play Script, Dorothy Morrissey
The Qualitative Report
In this article, derived from her doctoral dissertation, the author (a teacher educator in drama in Ireland) presents her students’ initial responses to her performance of a one-woman play, “Goldilocks’s Testimony.” The play, written by the author, concerns the marginalisation of women in workplaces. In the play, women’s “real” experiences of workplace marginalisation are transposed to Fairyland. In this article, the author represents her postgraduate student teachers’ responses to her performance in play script format. In this play script, “The Habits of History” (Olsen, 2003), the students’ responses are also transposed to Fairyland.
Radical Black Drama-As-Theory: The Black Feminist Dramatic On The Protracted Event-Horizon, 2018 Bucknell University
Radical Black Drama-As-Theory: The Black Feminist Dramatic On The Protracted Event-Horizon, Jaye Austin Williams
Faculty Journal Articles
In this essay, I elaborate my present project, grounded in what I call drama theory, the critical theoretical dimensions of dramatic writing, and address the deeply troubling intramural tensions across Black Studies, between those who read blackness, and black cultural production, through largely futurist, celebratory lenses; and those who apply a structural analysis to blackness as the site against, upon, and through which the world coheres its soci(et)al apparatuses and machinations. I situate myself within the latter constellation, and sample here two plays by Suzan-Lori Parks to demonstrate how I translate the analyses of antiblack violence by black ...
It Was Much More Pleasurable To Be A Cephalopod, 2018 University of Montana
It Was Much More Pleasurable To Be A Cephalopod, Jordan N. Chesnut
Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers
This play-in-verse is based off a true story of the death of Noah Michael Dewitt in 2015 when his body was found in the Eugene, OR waste water treatment center. Rooted in the author’s fascination with personal myth, the plot breaks away from narrativity, traditional forms, and causal explanation to seek alternative forms of knowing through the protagonist, Gutterslut, in her journey deeper into the “post-collapse body” of grief. The result is a psycho-drama that interrogates subjectivity, the discourse around murdered and missing persons, responsibility within and outside of romantic love, and the efficacy of language itself. In doing ...
Thinking Before You Act: A Constructive Logic Approach To Crafting Performance-For- Development Narrative, 2017 East Tennessee State University
Thinking Before You Act: A Constructive Logic Approach To Crafting Performance-For- Development Narrative, Angela Duggins
Electronic Theses and Dissertations
The intent of this thesis was to test the feasibility of constructing performance-for-development narrative using a constructive logic approach. I created an equation which expressed the sum of non-human-elements as the sum of a narrative with each element serving as a variable. I used a review of persuasion literature to provide insight into the selection and manipulation of each variable. I provided my family as a hypothetical example and used my knowledge of their preferences and communication styles in conjunction with the literature and the equation to craft a narrative which might increase pro-school attitudes in other families like my ...
A Production Process For Developing A Web Series, Snaptv, 2017 California State University, San Bernardino
A Production Process For Developing A Web Series, Snaptv, Toebey T. Caldwell
Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations
My project for this Interdisciplinary Master’s Program, studying Film Theories and Media Production methods, details “A Production Process for Creating a Web Series, called SNAPtv”. This media production was designed to demonstrate my experience and knowledge I gained through this degree, by specific areas of developing and producing media, including script writing, filming and editing media content, to construct an original web series from Pre-Production to Post-Production.
SNAPtv is a hybrid, sketch comedy, talk show produced as an online web series that mimics the characteristics of a semi-scripted Reality-Television series and combines the elements of a talk show ...
Staging A Life: An Interview With John J. Winters, 2017 Bridgewater State University
Staging A Life: An Interview With John J. Winters, Benjamin Carson
No abstract provided.
Night Launch, 2017 University of New Orleans
Night Launch, Cavan Hallman
University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations
No abstract provided.