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Disney Buyout, Kevin Clifford May 2019

Disney Buyout, Kevin Clifford

Student Publications

Disney Buyout


A man listens to the radio to find out that the White House has been bought out by Disney.
*Edited/adapted for the performance by Tim Brown and Thomas Edwards


Decolonizing Playwriting Through Indigenous Ceremonial Performances, Jay B. Muskett May 2019

Decolonizing Playwriting Through Indigenous Ceremonial Performances, Jay B. Muskett

Theatre & Dance ETDs

This dissertation attempts to express the importance of storytelling within the Indigenous Theater framework. It does so by first analyzing the progression of the writer’s unique upbringing and analyzing the influences of story upon an indigenous identity. I will also attempt to describe the aesthetics of Native Theater along two lines of methodology which includes praxis described and developed by Hanay Geiogamah and Rolland Meinholtz. I will also explain how the script 1n2ian tries to follow those concepts of Native Theater to create a ceremonial performance that uses a blending of both methodologies.


Nightmare, Maggie E. Burke Mar 2019

Nightmare, Maggie E. Burke

Student Publications

This poem is about the restlessness of overthinking at night and falling into a nightmarish dream state, similar to that of Alice in Wonderland, centered on frightful feelings of emptiness.


Cheater, Daniel Jameson Mar 2019

Cheater, Daniel Jameson

Student Publications

A young man comes to terms with the decisions he has made regarding his love life.


The Director's Role In The Development Of A New Play, Andrew Mullins Jul 2018

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 ...


Behind Valencia: A Contemporary Play, Emily Charbonneau Apr 2017

Behind Valencia: A Contemporary Play, Emily Charbonneau

Honors Projects in English and Cultural Studies

SYNOPSIS The purpose of this play is to highlight the length that modern females go to in order to maintain a desired appearance, especially across social media. These desired appearances are influenced by the glamorous and unrealistic looks and physiques that are prevalent in the media. Essentially, the primary goal of these characters is to attract the attention of their male counterparts because of the gender roles society promotes. This shallow lifestyle can be completely consuming for impressionable, young females.


The Idea Of You, Julia Zygiel Mar 2017

The Idea Of You, Julia Zygiel

Creative Writer’s Festival

A woman confesses to a man but it doesn't go as planned. Although she is rejected the woman walks away pleased, and the man is left befuddled and without resolution.


Blowing Off Ste(A)M: The Value Of The Creative Arts For Gifted Stem Students (Iagc 2017), Tracy A. Townsend, Michael W. Hancock, Michael P. Dean Feb 2017

Blowing Off Ste(A)M: The Value Of The Creative Arts For Gifted Stem Students (Iagc 2017), Tracy A. Townsend, Michael W. Hancock, Michael P. Dean

Faculty Publications & Research

The following is a collection of teaching documents, including classroom activities and assignment prompts, used in the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy’s Graphic Novels, Creative Writing, and Modern Theater classes. These materials are easily included in courses with broader topical focuses, however, either as single-day activities or units of study. The specific materials included here are especially beneficial as means of encouraging student creativity, building up a variety of communication skills, rewarding experimental work, and providing new outlets for critical thinking and social-emotional development.


Wind, Hannah Albright Jan 2016

Wind, Hannah Albright

Creative Writer’s Festival

A young woman confronts overwhelming tragedy.


A Chat Between Cats, Marisa Gonzalez Jan 2016

A Chat Between Cats, Marisa Gonzalez

Creative Writer’s Festival

This scene is about what goes on during the intermission of Cats the Musical. The scene is full of little conversations between different people one would see attending a musical.


Traincar Sentimentalists, Jonathan S. Coppe Jan 2016

Traincar Sentimentalists, Jonathan S. Coppe

Creative Writer’s Festival

A young man and a young woman, an architect and an actress respectively, meet on a train and discover that they are what each has been looking for. A lighthearted love scene, set in the 1950s.


The Theater Of Maria Aurèlia Capmany And The Reverberations Of Civil War (History, Censorship, Silence), Sharon G. Feldman Jan 2016

The Theater Of Maria Aurèlia Capmany And The Reverberations Of Civil War (History, Censorship, Silence), Sharon G. Feldman

Latin American, Latino and Iberian Studies Faculty Publications

Maria Aurèlia Capmany (1918-1991) was one of the most prominent Catalan writers of the twentieth century, occupying a singular place in the intellectual and cultural life of Catalonia during the period of the Franco dictatorship and the democratic transition. Her theater is aesthetically daring in its integration of an ample range of contemporary dramatic modes, from intellectually complex to more popular forms of spectacle. Epic theater, monologue, documentary theater, historical drama, and "literary cabaret" (a genre of her own invention)~ all make repeated appearances throughout her theatrical trajectory. Moreover, on the whole her work stands as a testament to her ...


"Speak To Me In Vernacular, Doctor": Translating And Adapting Tirso De Molina's El Amor Médico For The Stage, Sarah A. Brew Jan 2012

"Speak To Me In Vernacular, Doctor": Translating And Adapting Tirso De Molina's El Amor Médico For The Stage, Sarah A. Brew

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

Considered one of the greatest playwrights of the Spanish Golden Age, Tirso de Molina (1580?-1648) lived something of a double life, alternating—much like the characters in his plays—between two separate and often conflicting lives. Though Tirso, whose real name was Gabriel Téllez, spent the greater portion of his life in the church as a Mercedarian friar, his dramatic output as a playwright was prodigious in scope. Fewer than 90 of his plays survive today, and only a handful have been translated into English. This M.F.A. thesis therefore presents the first-ever English-language translation and adaptation of ...


Panes, Brittany Moss Leazer Apr 2011

Panes, Brittany Moss Leazer

Dissertations, Theses and Capstone Projects

A two act play.


A Person Of Interest, Jesse Lepre Aug 2010

A Person Of Interest, Jesse Lepre

Master's Theses, Dissertations, Graduate Research and Major Papers Overview

Presents a drama-based screenplay which explores the stereotyping of the modern Italian-American male in contemporary American society.


Occasional Papers: On Creativity In The Arts, Janice Rowan Poley Oct 1992

Occasional Papers: On Creativity In The Arts, Janice Rowan Poley

Hollybush Series

Volume 3 of The Hollybush Series contains thirteen essays on creativity, and three photographs of visual artwork, by Rowan College of New Jersey faculty.

The editor is Janice Rowan Poley and the authors of the works are Joseph Robinette, Antoinette Libro, Rodney Gates, William Morris, Kenneth Kaleta, William Travis, E. Michael Desilets, Donald Gephardt, Joseph Tishler, Bertram Greenspan, Daniel Chard, Richard Ambacher, Harold Oliver, N. Jeane Hartman, Richard Grupenhoff, and Joseph Bierman.


Playdance, Gary Ryan Brown Jan 1991

Playdance, Gary Ryan Brown

Institute for the Humanities Theses

Playdance is a play in three acts which studies the relationships between parents and their children. The development of the script and the intended production was spurred by the pain that so many families experience as children grow away from their parents control. This look at the Denton household was an attempt to help understand the suffering and the feeling of solitude that so often accompanies this familial trauma. It was my intention to write a script that would be an exciting and insightful evening of theatre, but one that would remain accessible to a single and perhaps novice reader ...