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The Making of "Rosie"
There was a time when I had thought I would be student teaching for my Senior Individualized Project. People had always told me one could "fall back on" a teaching certificate. Principles of Teaching (Education 161) quickly ...
Breaking the Mold
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 ...
The Pain Gives Birth to the Laughter: A Clowning Epic
From the golden days of the circus to the present, Clown has been relegated to the position of mime with heavy and distinctive make-up, the dirty slapstick job of the ring. Clown, as we know him today is only a hallow ...
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. ...
Autobiographical Sole Performance: A Playwriting SIP
The memory of sharing stories with friends shaped my conception of a Senior Individualized Project that revolved around personal storytelling. Instead of standing on a stage performing the words of authors and playwrights, ...