Recent Submissions

  • Trial of the Century A Solo Performance of My Own Design 

    Guevara, Phillip Ray
    Being a man in this world is tricky. Being a man who wants to do better is trickier. Understanding the influences that make us who we are both consciously and unconsciously is trickier still. The following is a piece devised ...
  • Foreign and Domestic 

    FRIDAY, ARION Jermaine
    I believe that art is objectively quantifiable. I believe that vets come home to country that’s worse than what they deserve. I believe that this country is killing its vets. I believe that we can change the world. I believe ...
  • How I Got Over - A Solo Show of My Own Design 

    Brown, Allyson Lee
    How I Got Over is a thesis solo show that examines my experiences as a black woman making my way through the world. It follows my journey from a little girl, to a teenager, and ends with the present, a 25 year old woman ...
  • Bless Me Anyway- A Solo Performance of My Own Design 

    Castaneda-Gonzales, Tricia M.
    The fight against HIV/AIDS is not over. Since the beginning of the epidemic over 39 million people have lost their lives due to HIV/AIDS related complications. And yet, HIV/AIDS continues to disproportionately affect ...
  • A PLAY OF LIGHT - A Solo Performance of My Own Design 

    Jones, Taylor
    This thesis documents the creation of A PLAY OF LIGHT, a capstone assignment for the Professional Actor Training Program. I track the creation and performance of my solo show, from inception to performance. For this project, ...
  • Brecht Between Mediums 

    Seifert, Kristin Marie
    University of Washington Abstract Brecht Between Mediums Kristin M. Seifert Chair of the Supervisory Committee: Stefka Mihaylova Department of Drama Is Epic theory solely applicable to live performance? Was German writer ...
  • The Amazing Adventures of Bewbs the Clown: a solo performance of my own design 

    Cheshire, Katharine Alana
    The Amazing Adventures of Bewbs the Clown is a solo performance of my own design in which a topless, opera-singing, feminist clown embarks on the absurdly impossible journey of finding something appropriate to wear. In ...
  • A FIRE IN THE WEST 

    Tafesh, Adrian M
    The purpose of this thesis paper is to explore the ways in which my masters education was actualized in the form of putting together a 15 to 20 minute solo performance, without faculty assistance. The entire experience was ...
  • On Directing Githa Sowerby’s Rutherford and Son 

    Haefner, Cody Holliday
    University of Washington Abstract On Directing Githa Sowerby’s Rutherford and Son Cody Holliday Haefner Chair of Supervisory Committee: Valerie Curtis-Newton School of Drama This thesis documents the pre-production process ...
  • The Direction of In the Heart of America by Naomi Wallace 

    Friou, Amanda
    This thesis documents a portion of the capstone assignment for the Professional Director Training Program. It specifically includes the text analysis and director’s concept for Naomi Wallace’s In the Heart of America. The ...
  • The Dissent of Man: Stephen Colbert and the Evolution of Recursive Parody 

    Hutchison, Jacob Alfredo
    The interactive character-driven television performances of late night political parodist Stephen Colbert, and the similarly interactive, similarly character-based performances of alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos ...
  • STARDUST: A study of transformation 

    Glaser, Tamsen Michelle
    This thesis documents the creation of the capstone assignment for the Professional Actor Training Program - the creation and performance of a solo show entirely of my own design. The assignment was intentionally sparse: ...
  • OVARYACTING by Bridget McKevitt “A Solo Performance of My Own Design” 

    McKevitt, Bridget
    “Stop joking around and act your age!” is a complaint that I’ve heard, somewhat like a broken record, my entire life. I often wonder, how does a woman my age act, exactly? If you prick us, do we not bleed? Some believe, ...
  • POP! or Slow Drag, A solo performance of my own design 

    Brown, André G.
    University of Washington Abstract POP! Or Slow Drag A solo performance of my own design André G. Brown Chair of the Supervisory Committee: Tim Bond School of Drama POP! initially titled "Slow Drag" came from a series of ...
  • Being Big, Black & Ugly in a World that Ain't Got Space For Your Fat Ass: A Solo Performance of My Own Design 

    Henderson, Bria Samoné
    Being Big, Black, & Ugly in a World that Ain’t Got Space for Your Fat Ass is a thesis solo show that examines the direct effect of beauty standards and body images on the big, black female body. This thesis explores my ...
  • Pandora: The First Greek Woman Created by the Gods 

    Shaw, Porscha
    University of Washington Abstract Pandora: The First Woman Created by the Greek Gods Porscha Shaw Chair of the Supervisory Committee: Tim Bond UW Drama
  • Preachers' Kid 

    Miller III, Allen
    University of Washington Abstract Preachers’ Kid Allen Miller III Chair of the Supervisory Committee: Tim Bond Drama This thesis examines the skills of personal story-telling through artistic specificity that is needed,in ...
  • Never Mere Observation: Performance, Technology, and the Act of Looking 

    MARSH, SARAH G
    Herbert Blau, in defining the act of looking as “never mere observation,” describes how the action of the visual faculty is not simply about seeing, but the engagement in an active, circulatory exchange between culture and ...
  • Reading the Old Left in the Ewan MacColl and Joan Littlewood’s Theatre Workshop and Beyond: in Joan Littlewood’s engagements with the 1960s 

    KARLIDAG, Fatine Bahar
    Based on archival research, recent Joan Littlewood centenary events and contemporary scholarship on the Theatre Workshop of Joan Littlewood and Ewan MacColl, this dissertation proposes to take sides with the radical class ...
  • Re-Stor(y)ing Theatre History in the Americas: Professional Players and the Callao Contract of 1599 

    Finque, Susan Beth
    University of Washington Abstract Re-stor(y)ing Theatre History in the Americas: Professional Players and the Callao Contract of 1599 Susan Finque Chair of the Supervising Committee: Dr. Scott Magelssen In neglecting ...

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