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  • [2015-06-24] Canaries 

    MacClyment, Logan
    A collection of fictional short stories and screenwriting, dealing with characters who, besieged by sickness, denial, and uncertainty, try desperately to keep their heads above water. These are stories marked by sadness ...
  • [2014-07-12] Choreographer as Coach: Facilitating Engagement During the Dance Making Process 

    Bryan, Emily D.
    Dance is formed from the interactions between the choreographer and the dancers that occur during the workshop and rehearsal phase of the dance making process. The choreographer’s art is brought to life not solely through ...
  • [2012-07-06] Close, A Family Memoir 

    Tannen, Elizabeth
    This manuscript braids together two narratives. One is about my immediate family: my father had three boys—my older brothers—with his first wife, who died, after two years of illness, when my brothers were young. I am his ...
  • [2011-08-17] Contraband 

    Sanchez, Erika
    This dissertation consists of a poetry manuscript that primarily explores themes of class, sexuality, gender, race and ethnicity. The collection is divided into three sections. The first addresses the coming of age of ...
  • [2011-08-19] Convergencias: Critical View Of Traditional And Contemporary Flamenco 

    Casas, Jeanne d'Arc
    There is an evident transformation on the art form that is in part of a rise of contemporary dance and fusions of flamenco. Is this change good or bad to the art form? In this essay I will make parallels with flamenco ...
  • [2014-09-15] Creating Theatre: The Search for a Voice 

    Lopez, Barney
    This essay will explore questions related to the political theatre, the use of irony and satire and Augusto Boal’s “Invisible Theater”. I will analyze my plays, The House That Ché Built, Carson Lake, and Simon as Sergio. ...
  • [2014-07-12] CUL-DE-SAC: SOCIAL CONVERSATION THROUGH RESEARCH AND PERFORMANCE 

    Bennett, Peter J
    Cul-De-Sac: Social Conversation Through the Lens of Jazz Dance, discusses the rise of the suburbs following the Second World War, the homophobic society of the 1950s forcing homosexual men to hide in the closet, and the ...
  • [2013-07-11] The Cull 

    Coffey, Laurel
    The Cull concerns newlyweds who move to rural Tennessee, where the husband has accepted a position as the resident physician for a small town called Sawyer. The long-time physician for the town has retired under duress and ...
  • [2015-09-01] A Currency of Birds 

    Burns, Lucy
    This collection of poetry narrates the experience of woman who has arrived in a desert city without memory of her arrival or her past. The poems explore presence through absence, loss, longing, fragmentation, and the ...
  • [2011-08-19] Dialogue Without A Cause?: The Use of Banter as a Dramatic Device 

    Wehrwein, Nic
    My analysis of others‘ works as well as my own has led me to focus on what I believe is the essential component to my writing—banter. Through discussing Abbott & Costello‘s Who’s on First?, Samuel Beckett‘s Waiting for ...
  • [2010-06-28] The Dilemma of Dezra: An Adolescent Manifesto in Five Parts 

    Phillips, Erin
    The adolescent body and the space of performance both employ a dynamic of liminality - constantly changing and shifting, never “complete,” never able to be fully defined, understood, or categorized. There is a compulsion ...
  • [2013-07-11] Disposable Boys: Emotional Location as Applied to the Experience of a Contemporary Theatrical Audience 

    Elder, Kevin R.
    This essay is informed by my evolution as a dramatic writer. Along with developing a definition and understanding of the term “emotional location”, this essay will explore the growth of my work, and how it relates or ...
  • [2011-08-17] Dollo & Me (Aftermath with Permutations) and The Relenting 

    Gill, Lisa
    This dissertation is comprised of two parts. The first is called “Dollo & Me (Aftermath with Permutations)” and is an unconventional and nonlinear memoir addressing the aftermath of violence and the changes that are required ...
  • [2013-01-30] Domain of the Marvelous 

    Andersen, Anastasia
    The Domain of the Marvelous is a three-part collection of poetry. The first part, “The Encounter of the Umbrella,” contains poems told as if dream stories, happening outside the realm of an identifiable speaker. Strangeness ...
  • [2009-07-08] Dramatis Pupae: The Special Agency of Puppet Performances 

    Mráz, Casey
    Puppets have been used in performance by many cultures for thousands of years. Their roles in performance are constantly changing and evolving. Throughout the twentieth century there has been much contention between ...
  • [2013-07-11] The Entertaining Art of Dance Engagement 

    Fullmer, Crystal Jolene (03/08/1981)
    In the world of dance, choreographers face a divide between creating choreographed works which fulfill the artistic vision of the artist and creating works which can engage the widest audience base. What are the elements ...
  • [2009-07-08] Everyman's Argot 

    Chapman, Kamarie
    This paper discusses different methods and theories in playwriting, specifically the importance of dramatic structure and the value of cultural awareness as a playwright. Many of the theories discussed range from Aristotle ...
  • [2015-06-26] Exoskeletons 

    Sheesley, Sarah
    This collection of creative nonfiction includes reflective personal essays in three parts. The first part deals loosely with my efforts to assert, define, and interrogate my sense of identity dealing primarily with ...
  • [2013-07-11] Fadeaway 

    Eskeets, Leslie
    This essay will explore questions related to the role of the supernatural in relation to Navajo identity, the role of magic realism within Navajo storytelling and discuss my approach to Dramatic Writing. I will analyze ...
  • [2012-07-05] A Falling Sky: A Novel 

    Raab-Faber, Richard
    In the days following the attacks of September 11th, 2001, writers of fiction and non-fiction, poets, and screenwriters struggled with how and when to put to use their craft as a way to, not only express their feelings ...