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Adolphe Appia: Unifying Acting Through Sets And Lighting, Zachary Payne 2019 Belmont University

Adolphe Appia: Unifying Acting Through Sets And Lighting, Zachary Payne

Belmont Undergraduate Research Symposium (BURS)

Adolphe Appia was not only one of the most important turn-of-the-century innovators of theatrical lighting,he also envisioned fundamental changes in the use of the stage setting and attempted to redefine theatrical art itself.He was both theorist and practitioner,the latter in the areas of scenography and lighting design. Although most of his writings address the relationship between light and music, he also envisioned a completely new approach to acting. For Appia, the stage space was dynamic and inclusive –he wished to encourage interaction between actor and spectator.His designs show his desire to unify theatrical production in a ...


Finding Holes, Founding Theaters: An Exploration On Theatre Companies In Nashville, Eve Petty 2019 Belmont University

Finding Holes, Founding Theaters: An Exploration On Theatre Companies In Nashville, Eve Petty

Belmont Undergraduate Research Symposium (BURS)

Nashville’s theatre community is growing at a rapid rate–new companies are popping up left and right. Nashville already has many well-established and professional theatre organizations, so why do new ones continue to emerge? Nashville is home to a unique theatre community that is still growing to fill artistic gaps. All kinds of theater companies —professional, semi-professional, and start-ups—fulfill a need. All three types will adapt to meet new challenges and fill artistic holes by any means necessary in order to make the community whole.


Rodgers And Hammerstein's Oklahoma: An Obu Theatre Production, Theatre Department 2019 Ouachita Baptist University

Rodgers And Hammerstein's Oklahoma: An Obu Theatre Production, Theatre Department

Theatre Posters and Programs

This is the poster advertising the OBU Production of Roger and Hammerstein's Oklahoma.


Cloud Tectonics: A Footlight 2 Production, Cal Kreiner 2019 Western Michigan University

Cloud Tectonics: A Footlight 2 Production, Cal Kreiner

Honors Theses

The purpose of “Cloud Tectonics: A Footlight 2 Production,” was to produce a full length, professional production of Jose Rivera’s one-act play, Cloud Tectonics, part of which includes the creation of a professional grade directorial book detailing the process and thought that went into the staging of the show. Because of copyright and other legalities, the directorial book without the annotated script is all that can be included in Scholarworks; however, in the book you’ll find a thorough analytical examination of the playwright’s dramaturgical choices, their intended impact, and how the director interpreted and expressed those concepts ...


Subverting The Patriarchy And Its Ties To Feminism: Du Maurier And Her Adaptations, Samantha Koller 2019 Kutztown University

Subverting The Patriarchy And Its Ties To Feminism: Du Maurier And Her Adaptations, Samantha Koller

KUCC -- Kutztown University Composition Conference

This paper describes the common (mis)reading of Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca as upholding Victorian patriarchal values and attempts to demonstrate that the novel is indeed feminist and acts as a critique and subversion of those patriarchal standards; it then examines the film and stage adaptations of Rebecca, demonstrating via comparison to the original medium that feminism has begun to affect other cultural interpretations and depictions of the narrator, Mrs. Danvers, and Rebecca herself.


“Boadicea Onstage Before 1800, A Theatrical And Colonial History.” Studies In English Literature 1500-1900 49.3 (Summer 2009): 595-614., Wendy Nielsen 2019 Selected Works

“Boadicea Onstage Before 1800, A Theatrical And Colonial History.” Studies In English Literature 1500-1900 49.3 (Summer 2009): 595-614., Wendy Nielsen

Wendy Nielsen

This essay examines the theatrical legacy of Boadicea, the British warrior queen defeated by the Romans around 61 AD, in three plays: John Fletcher's "The Tragedy of Bonduca, or the British Heroine" and two unrelated dramas titled "Boadicea" by Charles Hopkins and Richard Glover. Performance histories attempt to explain why audiences respond to Boadicea with ambivalence. Each production underplays the defeated queen and gives starring roles to one or more of her daughters and a male lead, who contrast with Boadicea's supposed brutality and provide British audiences with lessons about ways to rule in an ostensibly civilized fashion.


The House Of Martin Guerre, April 9 – 21, 2019, Theatre Sheridan 2019 Sheridan College

The House Of Martin Guerre, April 9 – 21, 2019, Theatre Sheridan

Theatre Sheridan Productions

This musical has been inspired by the famous 16th Century court case about Martin Guerre and his return home from an eight year disappearance. But who is he? Only Bertande his ‘loving’ wife knows.

Music and lyrics by Leslie Arden. Book by Leslie Arden and Anna T. Cascio

Director: Leslie Arden

Choreographer: Tracey Flye

Musical Director: Boko Suzuki


Cultural Arts Access For Children With Disabilities Via Sensory Friendly Theater, Caroline Umeda 2019 Dominican University of California

Cultural Arts Access For Children With Disabilities Via Sensory Friendly Theater, Caroline Umeda

Occupational Therapy | Faculty Conference Presentations

This qualitative study investigated parent and organization experiences of a sensory friendly theater program. I will report key findings including meaningful and capacity building experiences of parents of children with disabilities and theater staff. This research illustrated the potential of sensory friendly theater and organization-level occupational therapy consultation to promote community participation at population levels and build organizational capacity in the access realm.


Slippage: An Interrogation Of Memory And Myth Through Movement, Laura Malpass 2019 University of Colorado Boulder

Slippage: An Interrogation Of Memory And Myth Through Movement, Laura Malpass

Theatre and Dance Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Memory and myths help us locate ourselves. They are the stories we tell ourselves to make sense of the world, to create reality, and to foster resilience. The myths passed down through generations create a sense of family, of tribe, and of belonging. Memory is the mythology we tell ourselves time and again to mine inner truths - the home we create to locate ourselves in the wider world. What happens when these memories morph and fade, when shifting neural pathways reshape the inner landscapes of our physicality? As we forget, what do we remember? How does losing your history create ...


Informed Hearing Loss Prevention At Theatre Uni, Mallory Park Atkinson 2019 University of Northern Iowa

Informed Hearing Loss Prevention At Theatre Uni, Mallory Park Atkinson

Research in the Capitol

Theatre workers face many dangers which could impact their quality of life and ability to work. One such risk is hearing loss. Given the prevalence of noise-induced hearing loss, some theatre workers may already be living with hearing loss. My purpose with this study is to discover the current conditions and attitudes toward hearing loss at Theatre UNI then provide the information necessary to theatre workers about the signs and significance of hearing loss as well as methods for prevention.


Hegelian Political Theater, Cade M. Olmstead 2019 University of Northern Iowa

Hegelian Political Theater, Cade M. Olmstead

Research in the Capitol

What could politics, theater, and the project of German idealism all hold in common?This research seeks to explore the usage of comedy in modern political discourse through the perspectives of theater and German idealist philosophy.

It begins with an analysis of ancient Greek theater by the philosopher G.W.F. Hegel, applies this reading to the 2013 Turkish Gezi Park protests, and ultimately makes a normative claim about comedy’s use in public discourse and proper democratic politics.


She's Not Allowed To Do That: Two Actors Embody Female Same-Sex Sexuality, Orion Lee Risk 2019 University of Northern Iowa

She's Not Allowed To Do That: Two Actors Embody Female Same-Sex Sexuality, Orion Lee Risk

Research in the Capitol

The art of acting requires the authentic embodiment of another being; what happens in this process when a performance requires taking on a stigmatized sexuality? In summer 2018, an emerging theatre company in Cedar Falls, Iowa, produced Stop Kiss by Diana Son: a show that required its two female leads to embody same-sex sexuality. Guided by scholarship from Judith Butler, Jill Dolan, and Jerzy Grotowski — and following principles of practice-as-research — interviews and observation were used to explore and interpret how the actors in Stop Kiss experienced similarities and differences between their characters’ experiences and their own. Findings led to further ...


Otterbein Aegis Spring 2019, Otterbein University 2019 Otterbein University

Otterbein Aegis Spring 2019, Otterbein University

Aegis: The Otterbein Humanities Journal

Editor's Introduction, Book Reviews and Essays including: To Keep or Not to Keep by Lindsay Lisanti, Fantastic Beasts and How to Value them by Casey Hall, Sex, Youth, and the Pill b Hannah Schneider, How Historiography is Crucial in Comprehending the Leading Circumstances of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 by Josh Wolf, Magic is no Cure by Casey Hall, The Ever-Evolving Relationship of the Supreme Court, Women and Homosexuals by Amanda Reed, Vietnam: A Love Story by Abigail Fahmi, Gender and Sex in 1920' America by Raven Manygoats.


The Spitfire Grill, Diane C. Merchant, Rebecca M. Baker, Tim Phipps, Rebekah Priebe 2019 Director

The Spitfire Grill, Diane C. Merchant, Rebecca M. Baker, Tim Phipps, Rebekah Priebe

Theatre Productions

A contemporary musical by the writing team of James Valcq and Fred Alley, this is the story of Percy, a newcomer to the Wisconsin town of Gilead, who arrives with a secret. She has been recently paroled from prison and chose to settle in the town of Gilead for a second chance at life, believing the town must hold promise since its very name seems to offer hope and healing. As she is gradually befriended by the regulars at the town restaurant, she becomes especially close to Hannah, the owner of The Spitfire Grill. Hannah’s efforts to sell the ...


Performing Queerness, Jasmina Sinanovic 2019 CUNY City College

Performing Queerness, Jasmina Sinanovic

Open Educational Resources

This is a syllabus for a course Performing Queerness


Greek Tragedy At Marion Correctional: An Exploration Of Directing Theatre In Prison, Elise G. Woods 2019 Otterbein University

Greek Tragedy At Marion Correctional: An Exploration Of Directing Theatre In Prison, Elise G. Woods

Honors Thesis Projects

In this project, I describe and analyze forces of freedom and coercion through the process of directing Trojan Women by Euripides at Marion Correctional Institution. This analysis documents each stage of the theatrical process—from project proposal to final performance and discussion—through ethnographic, arts-based research using personal observations, primary accounts from performers and audience members, and secondary sources. By exploring the experience of directing Trojan Women in the prison setting, I analyze forces of coercion and freedom in both theatre-making practices and prison. As a result, I assert the uniquely positive aspects and productive utilization's of coercion through ...


Comic Characters: Campbellian* Or Not?, Samantha Matos 2019 Southeastern University - Lakeland

Comic Characters: Campbellian* Or Not?, Samantha Matos

Classical Conversations

There exists a peculiar pattern throughout numerous stories worldwide, which Joseph Campbell christened the ‘monomyth’ in his 1949 work, The Hero with a Thousand Faces. Campbell researched stories from across cultures and used their similarities to determine a pattern that great tales seemed to follow. In this hero’s journey, the protagonist enters a new kind of realm, conquers his enemies, and ventures home with power, knowledge, and probably treasure of some kind. This monomythic pattern consists of seventeen steps, though not all of these steps are necessary, and many of them serve as alternatives to each other.

I propose ...


3rd Place Contest Entry: Aesthetic Activism: Protest Art In The Delano Grape Strike, Felicia Viano 2019 Chapman University

3rd Place Contest Entry: Aesthetic Activism: Protest Art In The Delano Grape Strike, Felicia Viano

Kevin and Tam Ross Undergraduate Research Prize

This is Felicia Viano's submission for the 2019 Kevin and Tam Ross Undergraduate Research Prize, which won third place. It contains her essay on using library resources, a three-page sample of her research project on the use of art as a social movement tactic by the United Farm Workers during the Delano Grape Strike, and her works cited list.

Felicia is a senior at Chapman University, majoring in History and Peace Studies. Her faculty mentor is Dr. Robert Slayton.


Critical Embodied Praxis For Social Justice And Peace Educators: A Story Of Personal Transformation Through Analysis Of My Jewish And Settler Identities, Cara Michelle Silverberg 2019 SIT Graduate Institute

Critical Embodied Praxis For Social Justice And Peace Educators: A Story Of Personal Transformation Through Analysis Of My Jewish And Settler Identities, Cara Michelle Silverberg

Capstone Collection

In this paper, I examine definitions of and relationships between violence, oppression, peace, liberation, and embodiment in the context of critical pedagogy in order to construct a theory of critical embodied praxis for social justice and peace educators. Considering the body to be a tangible vessel through which narratives and mechanisms of violence are expressed and maintained, I explore the potential of the body to be a vessel through which liberatory narratives may be generated and shared. After constructing a theory of critical embodied praxis, I illustrate this framework in action through a personal narrative that explores the intersections of ...


It's High Time, Rana Haboush, Taylor Mattison, Angelica Romero 2019 Longwood University

It's High Time, Rana Haboush, Taylor Mattison, Angelica Romero

Spring Showcase for Research and Creative Inquiry

Our Specific Aim is to discuss the major impacts of sea level rise. We display how art can be used to spread awareness by creating before and after posters of a well-known monument effected by sea-level rise.


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