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Can We Keep It? - A Multimedia Exploration Of Sleepover Culture, Anya Simon Kopischke 2017 Bard College

Can We Keep It? - A Multimedia Exploration Of Sleepover Culture, Anya Simon Kopischke

Senior Projects Spring 2017

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


They-See-(Desi)-Mac-N-Cheese: A Conversation To Make The Invisible Visible, Satwik Srikrishnan 2017 Bard College

They-See-(Desi)-Mac-N-Cheese: A Conversation To Make The Invisible Visible, Satwik Srikrishnan

Senior Projects Spring 2017

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


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.


Maids: A Resurrection Of Forgotten Women, Isabel Catherine Bennett 2017 Bard College

Maids: A Resurrection Of Forgotten Women, Isabel Catherine Bennett

Senior Projects Spring 2017

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


Procedure To Exit An Enclosed Space: A Story In Six Parts, Brigid Nell Boll 2017 Bard College

Procedure To Exit An Enclosed Space: A Story In Six Parts, Brigid Nell Boll

Senior Projects Spring 2017

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


Dreams And Stories Of The Common Child, Evan Lucas Pallor 2017 Bard College

Dreams And Stories Of The Common Child, Evan Lucas Pallor

Senior Projects Spring 2017

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


Another Summer, Laura Townsend 2017 University of Iowa

Another Summer, Laura Townsend

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

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 ...


They-See-(Desi)-Mac-N-Cheese, Emily Parks Claypoole 2017 Bard College

They-See-(Desi)-Mac-N-Cheese, Emily Parks Claypoole

Senior Projects Spring 2017

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


Choose An Eye, Rebecca Eve Capper 2017 Bard College

Choose An Eye, Rebecca Eve Capper

Senior Projects Spring 2017

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


Dialogue Not Diatribe: Methods For A Practice Of Socio-Humanitarian Playwriting, Siobhan Dow-Hall 2017 Edith Cowan University

Dialogue Not Diatribe: Methods For A Practice Of Socio-Humanitarian Playwriting, Siobhan Dow-Hall

Theses: Doctorates and Masters

This dissertation is the result of a practice-led research exploration of how creative writing practice may be expanded and developed with particular application to the writing of what I refer to as socio-humanitarian drama. I have developed this notion to promote discussion and consideration of specific issues of social justice and human rights within playwriting. While this practice-led research enlisted reflective practice in the task of developing and extending my own writing practice, this dissertation does also outline specific, practical modes of creative process, or exercises, that could be applied more broadly for others who may seek to develop their ...


Voice In Screenwriting: Discovering/Recovering An Australian Voice, Rosemary Kaye Ferrell 2017 Edith Cowan University

Voice In Screenwriting: Discovering/Recovering An Australian Voice, Rosemary Kaye Ferrell

Theses: Doctorates and Masters

This creative practice research explores the concept of an identifiable screenwriter’s voice from the perspective of screenwriting as craft, proposing that voice can be understood and described based on its particular characteristics. Voice is understood to be the authorial presence of the screenwriter, whose mind shapes every aspect of the text. This presence is inscribed in the text through the many choices the screenwriter makes. More than this, the research argues that the choices made inflect the text with a cultural-national worldview. This occurs because of the close association between voice and personal (including cultural/national) identity, and because ...


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.


Across The Great Divides: An Exploratory Tryptich, Andrew Vaught 2016 University of New Orleans

Across The Great Divides: An Exploratory Tryptich, Andrew Vaught

University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations

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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.


Executive, Jeremy Mele 2016 Salem State University

Executive, Jeremy Mele

Honors Theses

Executive is a play, first and foremost, that I wrote to grapple with moral issues both eternal and contemporary. What is the nature of right action? Do ends justify means? Is killing ever permissible? These questions, and more, are the ones I attempt to examine in this thesis project you have before you.

The play is about many things. It’s about, as I mentioned moral issues, but it’s also about political and emotional ones. The main character, Geoffrey, is an autobiographical vessel; many of the elements of this work form a pastiche of my life. Like Geoffrey, I ...


Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!, 2016 Taylor University

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!

Taylor Theatre Playbills

The playbill for Taylor University’s performance of Oklahoma!. Books and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, music by Richard Rogers.

Performed on November 11-13, 18-20, 2016 at the Mitchell Theatre.

The high-spirited rivalry between the farmers and cowmen of the Western Indian Territory provides the colorful, turn-of-the-century backdrop for Curley and Laurey’s love story. But with these headstrong romantics holding the reins, the road to love is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a dusty road. Despite many hardships, their rocky romance leads to a new life beginning in a brand new state. Rodgers & Hammerstein's first collaboration ...


'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.


Ephemeral: An Original Play, Kierstan N. DeVoe 2016 Gettysburg College

Ephemeral: An Original Play, Kierstan N. Devoe

Student Publications

Interesting conversations are had when an American woman spends a weekend with her Czech penpal and his relatives at his recently deceased mother's cottage. Based on a series of interviews with Czech citizens and personal experiences, Kierstan DeVoe's play focuses on the complex nature of tragedy and nostalgia, complete with moments of warm laughter and great tension.


Antigone, 2016 Taylor University

Antigone

Taylor Theatre Playbills

Taylor Theatre presents Sophocles’ timeless tragedy “Antigone,” translated and directed by Joe Ricke.

Performed September 29-October 2, 2016 at the Mitchell Theatre.

In this story, the bold yet cursed princess Antigone, daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta, chooses to confront her unmovable uncle/king about his decision to dishonor her brother by refusing his burial. Her choice to defy him shocks the entire city of Thebes. Ultimately, all concerned, including the audience, are forced to wrestle with the relationship of divine law to human laws.

This striking production, translated and directed by Joe Ricke, explores this universal question in the ancient ...


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