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Process As Product: The Culture Of Development And The Twenty-First Century American Dramatist, John Patrick Bray 2011 Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Process As Product: The Culture Of Development And The Twenty-First Century American Dramatist, John Patrick Bray

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Simply stated, my research and my experiences as a playwright have led me to believe that the present condition of the playwright is that of a relic: that is, because of the notion that all plays need a developmental workshop, playwrights have not only lost authority over their art, but have also been driven to write plays meant for staged-readings rather than production. I argue that playwrights who create self-producing companies not only reclaim confidence in their craft, but also learn how to engage with the larger community via the collaborative process theatre. In this dissertation, I employ a theoretical ...


They Reckon I Need A Dramaturg : Examining The Value Of A Dramaturg To Both The Playwright And The Professional Theatre Company In Australia, Polly Low 2011 Edith Cowan University

They Reckon I Need A Dramaturg : Examining The Value Of A Dramaturg To Both The Playwright And The Professional Theatre Company In Australia, Polly Low

Theses: Doctorates and Masters

This thesis examines aspects of dramaturgy delivered by a dramaturg, and the practical contributions of dramaturgs to both the writer and the theatre industry in Australia. It investigates elements of the working relationship between dramaturgs and playwrights, looks at the chameleon-like nature of the theatre dramaturg and examines how Australian writers, directors and dramaturgs perceive the role/s of the dramaturg. The thesis is partly a reflective investigation of personal practice, partly an historical investigation of the emergence of Australian ideas about dramaturgy, and partly an active investigation into what can help to make a constructive playwright/dramaturg relationship. A ...


Freedom In Structure: Life Inside The House Of Bernarda Alba, Toby V. Bercovici 2011 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Freedom In Structure: Life Inside The House Of Bernarda Alba, Toby V. Bercovici

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

In this thesis, I take the reader through the process and particular challenges of directing The House of Bernarda Alba, from choosing a translation, to casting from a pool of mostly undergraduate actors, to staging a show in-the-round. More particularly, I compare my previous work with adaptation to this process of treating the script as a fixed entity.

I also offer a detailed explanation of the exploratory work I did with the actors in building the physicality of the play-world and exploring the relationships of the characters. For this, I drew heavily on Anne Bogart’s composition exercises, found in ...


A Process Of Design: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Dennis R. Berfield Mr. 2011 University of Massachusetts Amherst

A Process Of Design: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Dennis R. Berfield Mr.

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

A collaborative process, when implemented for a theatrical production, not only reinforces a design team's ability to tell a story, it supports a artistically unified design that can be communicated easily to all members of a production team regardless of their production role. The information within this thesis is documentation of a collaborative process between the Scenic Designer and the production team for the University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Theater's production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by Rachel Sheinkin with music and lyrics by William Finn. Preliminary design images, model photographs, Autodesk AutoCAD ...


Decolonizing Texts: A Performance Autoethnography, Hari stephen Kumar 2011 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Decolonizing Texts: A Performance Autoethnography, Hari Stephen Kumar

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

I write performance autoethnography as a methodological project committed to evoking embodied and lived experience in academic texts, using performance writing to decolonize academic knowledge production. Through a fragmented itinerary across continents and ethnicities, across religions and languages, across academic and vocational careers, I speak from the everyday spaces in between supposedly stable cultural identities involving race, ethnicity, class, gendered norms, to name a few. I write against colonizing practices which police the racist, sexist, and xenophobic cultural politics that produce and validate particular identities. I write from the intersections of my own living experiences within and against those cultural ...


A Design Concept For The Lighting Design Of Federico Garcia Lorca's The House Of Bernarda Alba, Thaddeus L. Kramer 2011 University of Massachusetts Amherst

A Design Concept For The Lighting Design Of Federico Garcia Lorca's The House Of Bernarda Alba, Thaddeus L. Kramer

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

A discussion of the abstract approach for the lighting design of the Theater Department’s Fall 2010 production of Federico García Lorca’s The House of Bernarda Alba through the use of time of day and “clean and dirty” light.


The Salt Lake Theatre: Brigham's Playhouse, Kenneth L. Alford Ph.D., Robert C. Freeman Ph.D. 2011 Brigham Young University - Utah

The Salt Lake Theatre: Brigham's Playhouse, Kenneth L. Alford Ph.D., Robert C. Freeman Ph.D.

All Faculty Publications

A history of the Salt Lake Theatre (dedicated in 1862).


Totus Mundus Agit Histrionem': Identity And Politics In Eighteenth-Century English And Colonial American Theatre, 1752-1776, Abigail Calvert Fine 2011 College of William & Mary - Arts & Sciences

Totus Mundus Agit Histrionem': Identity And Politics In Eighteenth-Century English And Colonial American Theatre, 1752-1776, Abigail Calvert Fine

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Shahrazad In The White City: Muslim Women's Agency Through Performance At The Columbian Exposition, Alexandra Me'av Anne Ellinwood Jerome 2011 College of William & Mary - Arts & Sciences

Shahrazad In The White City: Muslim Women's Agency Through Performance At The Columbian Exposition, Alexandra Me'av Anne Ellinwood Jerome

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


The Spectacle Of Performance Drawing, Kellie Anne O'Dempsey 2011 Southern Cross University

The Spectacle Of Performance Drawing, Kellie Anne O'Dempsey

Theses

This exegesis addresses a series of Performance Drawing events staged between March 2008 and March 2011. Collectively, the series is titled The Spectacle of Performance Drawing. Using a practice-led research methodology, this document discusses my drawing performances as emergent practice and research.

The data from this research consists of a collection of drawings, photographs, digital video recordings and diaristic accounts of my experiences while engaged in Performance Drawing. The research process is constructed and described throughout this exegesis and the research artefacts were created through discussion, performance and reflexion. My multi-disciplinary practice is expanded and investigated in order to broaden ...


Writing With Paint, Harvey Young 2010 Northwestern University

Writing With Paint, Harvey Young

Harvey Young

No abstract provided.


Realism/Terrorism: The Walworth Farce, Kim Solga 2010 The University of Western Ontario

Realism/Terrorism: The Walworth Farce, Kim Solga

Kim Solga

Can theatre kill? If it can, where does that leave its scholars, students, practitioners? What are the ethics of performance when performance becomes truly dangerous?


The Value Of Co-Authorship, Harvey Young 2010 Northwestern University

The Value Of Co-Authorship, Harvey Young

Harvey Young

No abstract provided.


From Broadway To Beacon - Actor, Victoria Zischke 2010 Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne

From Broadway To Beacon - Actor, Victoria Zischke

Victoria A Zischke

No abstract provided.


The Activist Classroom: Performance And Pedagogy, Kim Solga 2010 The University of Western Ontario

The Activist Classroom: Performance And Pedagogy, Kim Solga

Kim Solga

As teachers of theatre history, theory, and performance theory and practice we engage in crucial public work: the training of future audiences. Our labour, every day, is social activism, whether we call it that or not. The latest issue of Canadian Theatre Review celebrates this work, and explores its challenges from multiple perspectives. It includes contributions from performers, public arts workers, students, and scholars who work in theatre for education, performance studies, English literature, and more. The issue also features a forum on pedagogical innovation in the theatre studies classroom, as well as five short scripts developed by students at ...


Building The Activist Classroom: Learning To Collaborate, Learning Through Performance In English 2470: Canadian Drama, Paige-Tiffany Beck, Lauren Moore, Kim Solga 2010 The University of Western Ontario

Building The Activist Classroom: Learning To Collaborate, Learning Through Performance In English 2470: Canadian Drama, Paige-Tiffany Beck, Lauren Moore, Kim Solga

Kim Solga

This article, co-authored with two of my former undergraduate students, considers what went right – and what went very wrong – in one term's worth of Canadian Drama at the University of Western Ontario.


Of The People, For The People: Duong Le Quy's Site-Specific Spectacles At The 2010 Hue International Arts Festival, Janys Hayes 2010 University of Wollongong

Of The People, For The People: Duong Le Quy's Site-Specific Spectacles At The 2010 Hue International Arts Festival, Janys Hayes

Janys Hayes

No abstract provided.


'Amadeus', Old Lyric Repertory Company, Gordon Reinhart 2010 Director

'Amadeus', Old Lyric Repertory Company, Gordon Reinhart

Gordon Reinhart

No abstract provided.


Hoo-Ha, Darrell Jones 2010 Columbia College Chicago

Hoo-Ha, Darrell Jones

Darrell Jones

An exploration into Feminzed Ritual Performance. Venue: Hamlin Park Fieldhouse Theater, Chicago, IL


A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Victoria Zischke 2010 Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Victoria Zischke

Victoria A Zischke

Actor / Domina - courtesy of Actor's Equity Association


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