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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 ...
  • [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 ...
  • [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 ...
  • [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 ...
  • [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 ...
  • [2011-08-19] Playwright as Enchanter: A Compositional Method in Dramatic Writing 

    Hernandez Escobar, Georgina
    The plays The Circuz and The Ruin are shaped by a compositional method that I will describe as Playwright as Enchanter. I explore the use of semiotics, fantasy, myth, folklore, and the Pictoral Imagination and how they ...
  • [2012-07-03] What a Bitch: The Complexities of Gender in Playwriting 

    Chavez, Lawrence
    Harvesting pain to create difficult female characters that serve as the emotional catalysts for the plot is explored in my plays, Caballos Muertos and Señora de la Pinta. I discuss why I have chosen to reclaim the word ...