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Understanding Theatre And Its Social Implications In A Modern Context, Sara Curtis Dec 2014

Understanding Theatre And Its Social Implications In A Modern Context, Sara Curtis

Student Scholar Symposium Abstracts and Posters

Theatre has been fighting for a proper place in society since its inception in Ancient Greece. Although the ancient civilizations of the western world adored theatre and incorporated it into their daily lives, in later years it struggled to find acceptance. Theaters and theatre professionals often received blame for the spread of disease and rises in miscreant behavior. This yoyo-like trend between acceptance and ostracism continued throughout the ages as theatre and the encompassing societies evolved and changed. Thusly, the theatre has always been a point of contention and discussion. Even to this day, critics and scholars alike theorize and ...


Dance Usm! Program [2014], University Of Southern Maine Department Of Theatre Dec 2014

Dance Usm! Program [2014], University Of Southern Maine Department Of Theatre

Programs 2014-2015 Season

Directed by Maria Tzianabos


Bus Stop Program, University Of Southern Maine Department Of Theatre Oct 2014

Bus Stop Program, University Of Southern Maine Department Of Theatre

Programs 2014-2015 Season

A comedic drama by William Inge

Directed by Thomas Power

This production was a Participating entry in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KC/ACTF).


Ridiculous Geographies: Mapping The Theatre Of The Ridiculous As Radical Aesthetic, Kelly Aliano Oct 2014

Ridiculous Geographies: Mapping The Theatre Of The Ridiculous As Radical Aesthetic, Kelly Aliano

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This dissertation is a comprehensive study of the artists associated with the Theatre of the Ridiculous. The discussion begins with Charles Ludlam, the most famous practitioner of the form and then extends to artists with whom he collaborated, including Jack Smith, the Play-House of the Ridiculous, Ethyl Eichelberger, and Charles Busch. The argument traces the overlapping aesthetic qualities of all of these theatre practitioners; they all shared a reverence for popular culture of the twentieth century; they all blended references from high and low culture in their dramaturgy; and they all created performances that took a unique approach to cross-dressed ...


The Well Of Horniness Program, University Of Southern Maine Department Of Theatre Sep 2014

The Well Of Horniness Program, University Of Southern Maine Department Of Theatre

Programs 2014-2015 Season

A comedic radio play by Holly Hughes

Directed by Meghan Brodie

This production was a Participating entry in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KC/ACTF).


Opening Remarks To Outing Lorraine At The Schomburg Center, Shawn(Ta) Smith-Cruz May 2014

Opening Remarks To Outing Lorraine At The Schomburg Center, Shawn(Ta) Smith-Cruz

Publications and Research

This article is an edit of the opening remarks for the event held on May 22nd, 2014 at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture as part of the In The Life Series supplying Black LGBT programming coordinated by Steven Fullwood. Outing Lorraine included panelists: Alexis DeVeaux, Joi Gresham, and Steven Fullwood and was moderated by Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz. Opening remarks provide a biographical description of Lorraine Hansberry's life, prepare the audience for a conversation on the implications for "outing" a black iconic figure, details the purpose for use of primary and secondary sources when, and provides a ...


In The Underworld: A Darkly Comic Operetta Program [2014], University Of Southern Maine Department Of Theatre Apr 2014

In The Underworld: A Darkly Comic Operetta Program [2014], University Of Southern Maine Department Of Theatre

Programs 2013-2014 Season

Written by Germaine Tillion

Directed by Meghan Brodie

Musical Direction & English Lyric Adaptation by Jonathan Marro

Arrangements & Composition by Christophe Maudot

Translation by Annie & Karl Bortnick


The Mystery Of Edwin Drood Program [2014], University Of Southern Maine Department Of Theatre Mar 2014

The Mystery Of Edwin Drood Program [2014], University Of Southern Maine Department Of Theatre

Programs 2013-2014 Season

A Musical by Rupert Holmes

Directed by Wil Kilroy

Musical Direction by Edward Reichert

This production was a Participating entry in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KC/ACTF).


Doubt Program [2014], University Of Southern Maine Department Of Theatre Feb 2014

Doubt Program [2014], University Of Southern Maine Department Of Theatre

Programs 2013-2014 Season

By John Patrick Shanley

Directed by William Steele

This production was a Participating entry in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KC/ACTF).