Living with Marie is a project aiming to adapt dramatherapy techniques so that they are better suited to the creation of theatre in an attempt to educate audiences of the struggles some individuals cope with while living with mental illness. By using the practices implemented by dramatherapists Sue Jennings, John Casson, R. M. Simon, and Phil Jones, the evolution of my play Living with Marie can be seen as first originating in imagery before progressing to text and finally, performable art. This venture, inspired by my own psychotic struggle, gives audiences a glimpse into the clandestine existence of a nameless Young Woman and her mêlée with a schizophrenic embodiment of her mental disorders named Marie.
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Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
College of Arts and Humanities
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James, Madelyn, "Living with Marie: Dramatherapy in the Creation of Performable Theatre" (2017). Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2004-2019. 5741.