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Insomniacs, Kira Mason Apr 2018

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.


A Cycle Of Farewells, Kailey E. Carpenter Apr 2017

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 ...