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Fraught with Madness: A Playwriting SIP About Ideas, Drugs and Lunacy
Bipolar disorder or manic-depressive illness is a mood disorder that affects about I% of the U.S. population. The illness gets its name for how it cycles between episodes of mania and depression. Originally a Bipolar II, ...
Bear Hunting: An Exploration of Within
The goals for Bear Hunting were four-fold: 1) To challenge myself in the areas of writing, acting, and music. This was an ambitious project in all three of these areas, and I was curious as to whether I could "rise to the ...
Ai Mai: A Play in II Acts
I wanted to find a way to combine my interests with my SIP. I am a theatre major and a Japanese minor and I feel that writing a play about Japan and Japanese culture is an excellent way to bring the two together. My love ...
From "This was Hard to Write" to "Au Revoir Renee": My Struggle to Find the Right Words
The following is my research of solo performance as well as my process of writing my own one-man show. I will begin by looking briefly at the history of solo performance, citing examples I have read about in theatre ...
Creating a String of Words: Processing "When Kid Is Only Metaphor"
On the following pages are written the questions that arose when trying to move from idea to goal. These questions all needed answers, which they found, and these answers resulted in the play When Kid Is Only Metaphor. ...
Tall Telling : Paul Bunyan, Adaptation, and New Play Development
The author discusses how her study of oral tradition in Kenya inspired a play adapting the North American legend of Paul Bunyan for the theatre. Three drafts of the play are included.
This House is Not a Home : a Playwrighting SIP
The author describes the process of transforming her own family story into a play about a young man struggling with anger toward his suicidal depressed mother and how he is able to resolve his feelings in therapy.
Fine: A Study-Abroad Play & Project
I have elected to stylize this element of the playwriting project - the write-up - in a manner that suits the project as a whole, is true to the work, & serves the play so far as the process behind its creation needs to ...
Playwright in Training
Description of the playwriting process and three plays written by the author: "The Glass Closet," "Disappear Like Smoke," and "Forged Paths." "The Glass Closet" (draft 2) is a play about Thomas, a gay Christian. It’s set ...
Catch-86: An Experiment in Theatrical Journalism
My main intention is to create a performance piece, what I am calling a "Human Portrait", and not necessarily a play. Catch-86 takes on more of a documentary quality, rather than more traditional dramatic plot structure. ...