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  • [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 ...
  • [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 ...
  • [2012-07-03] “FLAMENCO PURO: PURSUING TRUTH IN FLAMENCO AND LOOKING AT MY WORK IN REGARD TO FLAMENCO HISTORY” 

    Encinias, Marisol
    In flamenco there exists a conversation revolving around ideas of authenticity and purity. This dialogue advances a claim that there is “true” flamenco. From this discussion I extract for my research the idea of truth in ...
  • [2011-08-31] For the Lost 

    Cutler, Carrie
    The stories of students and children who are the victims of child abuse rarely intersect in published works for a variety of reasons, including a lasting social stigma which constitutes the child and adult as suspect, ...
  • [2014-09-12] The Great Green Wall 

    Pelletier, Catherine
    The Great Green Wall is a novel that explores story-telling, memory, identity, and family connections. The novel centers around a young woman named Greta and her relationship with her younger, troubled brother. Greta’s ...
  • [2015-01-28] The Hat 

    Minkin, Katherine
    The Hat is a story about a young woman, Allison, an art teacher in Albuquerque, who goes to Chicago around the winter holidays for the funeral of her stepfather Vince, who has died suddenly of a stroke. Adding to the tension ...
  • [2009-07-09] The Hyphenated Playwright: A Speculation on Opportunities for an Emerging MFA 

    Davis, Terry
    Few playwrights in the history of theater have earned a living from their writing. Certainly contemporary playwrights append other theatrical duties to their title to make a living. How, then, will the current crop of MFAs ...
  • [2010-06-28] Identifying Comedy: The Linguistic Properties of Humor 

    Frale, Aaron
    This dissertation is a method to label comedy with a linguistic model. Comedy is defined via an audience’s laughter. The first part presents anecdotal evidence and certain factors of comedy. Time and Cultural awareness ...
  • [2011-02-08] IN A “WE CAN’T” THEATER CULTURE, MY PLAYWRITING REALITY: A SELF-REFLECTIVE ANALYSIS 

    Iha, Margaret
    This essay examines the effects of a “we can’t” theatre culture as experienced by the author. I detail my experiments in discerning and enacting a "we can" way of doing theatre amidst a creative environment punctuated by ...
  • [2011-08-19] In the Clothes of Others 

    Krohn-Bourgeois, Jennifer
    In the Clothes of Others is a collection of poems that begins with a nontraditional evocation of the muses and is followed by three different sections of poems. The thirteen poems in first section deal with how we use ...
  • [2013-07-11] The Invasive Kind 

    Hjelm, Christina
    This essay will explore the representation of the Latin American female identity in Dramatic Narratives. It analyzes the sexualized Latina stereotype frequently portrayed in the media and discusses how I, as a Cuban American ...
  • [2014-07-12] Jiggs and Other Stories 

    Jones, Vondell
    Jiggs and Other Stories represent a diverse sampling of my work as a UNM graduate student and a writer of fiction. The works presented here are a pastiche of genres that include magical realism, tragedy, absurdist fiction, ...