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Dance Usm! Program [2016], University Of Southern Maine Department Of Theatre Dec 2016

Dance Usm! Program [2016], University Of Southern Maine Department Of Theatre

Programs 2016-2017 Season

Directed by Maria Tzianabos


The Language Archive Program [2016], University Of Southern Maine Department Of Theatre Nov 2016

The Language Archive Program [2016], University Of Southern Maine Department Of Theatre

Programs 2016-2017 Season

By Julia Cho

Directed by Sara Valentine

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


Under Milk Wood Program [2016], University Of Southern Maine Department Of Theatre Sep 2016

Under Milk Wood Program [2016], University Of Southern Maine Department Of Theatre

Programs 2016-2017 Season

By Dylan Thomas

Directed by Andrew Harris

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


"The Sound Of A Voice: An Evening Of Intercultural Theatre", Amy C. Slothower May 2016

"The Sound Of A Voice: An Evening Of Intercultural Theatre", Amy C. Slothower

Senior Honors Projects, 2010-current

This undergraduate thesis examines the impact of the process of creating a piece of intercultural theatre on student artists. In the research of intercultural theatre, there is a lack of information on opportunities for intercultural performance experience for students, and much of the major research that has been done has all been by established theatre artists. The biggest concern in the theatrical community with creating works of intercultural theatre is the threat of cultural appropriation and imperialism. Much of this concern is stimulated by belief that the western dominant culture maintains a sense of imperialism towards what is perceived as ...


Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? Program [2016], University Of Southern Maine Department Of Theatre Apr 2016

Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? Program [2016], University Of Southern Maine Department Of Theatre

Programs 2015-2016 Season

A play by Edward Albee

Directed by William Steele

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


Reefer Madness: The Musical Program, University Of Southern Maine Department Of Theatre Mar 2016

Reefer Madness: The Musical Program, University Of Southern Maine Department Of Theatre

Programs 2015-2016 Season

Book by Kevin Murphy & Dan Studney

Music by Dan Studney

Lyrics by Kevin Murphy

Director: Cary Linkin

Musical Director: Edward Reichert

Choreographer: Vanessa Beyland

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


Ponts Théâtraux Et Transferts Temporels: Théâtre Du Xixe Siècle Pour Le Xxie Siècle (Catalogne), Sharon G. Feldman Jan 2016

Ponts Théâtraux Et Transferts Temporels: Théâtre Du Xixe Siècle Pour Le Xxie Siècle (Catalogne), Sharon G. Feldman

Latin American, Latino and Iberian Studies Faculty Publications

En 1992, Richard Schechner, metteur en scène et théoricien nord-américain, faisait dans les pages de la revue TDR (The Drama Review) une observation qui fut jugée scandaleuse, en déclarant : « [T]heater as we have known and practiced it —the staging of written dramas— will be the string quartet of the 21st century: a beloved but extremely limited genre, a subdivision of performance » (Schechner 1992, 8). Six ans plus tard, en 1998, encore étourdi par la fameuse affirmation (la condamnation plutôt) de Schechner, le théoricien et critique nord-américain W. B. Worthen attirait l’attention sur ce qu’il considérait un ...


The Naïve Ingénue, The Plucky Everyman's Hero, And The Ingénue Gone Awry: The Satirical Deconstruction Of Theatrical Character Tropes In Urinetown: The Musical, Victoria Montecillo Jan 2016

The Naïve Ingénue, The Plucky Everyman's Hero, And The Ingénue Gone Awry: The Satirical Deconstruction Of Theatrical Character Tropes In Urinetown: The Musical, Victoria Montecillo

Scripps Senior Theses

This thesis looks to explore Urinetown: The Musical through a critical and theoretical framework, analyzing the show's presentation and deconstruction of theatrical character tropes through musical satire. Using the theories of theatre theorists such as Bertolt Brecht, Peter Brook, and Augusto Boal, this thesis discusses the use of theatre as a device for political and social commentary. Additionally, this thesis focuses more specifically on the show's character of Penelope Pennywise as a new kind of character in the theatre: an "ingénue gone awry," within the context of approaching a performance of the character in a performance of the ...