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Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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"Keep your facts, I'm going with the Truth": Toward an Ethical Perfromance of Satire in the Age of Hyper-Polarization and Culture War, Carson Betts

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The Actor and the Iceberg, Christopher Creane

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Combating Performance Anxiety: Reflections of A Personal Anti-anxiety Plan for Onstage and Filmed Media, Megan Friend

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Braving the Discomfort: An Examination of Hate Speech and Racially-Motivated Violence Onstage, and How We Should Approach It, Sarah Hubert

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An Actor Auditions, Jessica T. Johnson

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Sympathy for the Devil: A Compassionate Approach to Morally Reprehensible Characters in Drama, Amy Livingston

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The Death of Beowulf: Exploring the Conception, Process, and Lessons of an Original Solo Performance Based on a Classic, Jeffrey Sneed

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Performing Belvile: Developing a Transformative Method, Brian Wiegand

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Towards a Postdramatic Jazz Aesthetic: Per(form)ance and Its Discontents, Johann Robert Wood

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Who Am I, and Why Does it Matter? Reflections of Identity and the Need for Culturally Sustaining Theatre, Bianca Alamo

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Just A Number: A Cabaret Exploring the Roles My Age Prevents Me From Playing, Monica Andrews

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The Process of Composing FROM HERE: A Contemporary Musical, Jason Bailey

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Evita: A Practical Approach to Creating and Implementing Choreography for Professional Theater, Kimberly Ball

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The Field of TYA on the Soccer Field: Using Drama Strategies to Enhance Youth Soccer Coaching Practices, Brittany Caine

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Production Development: A Practical Approach to Directing for Educational Theatre, Jill Cicciarelli

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Metatheatre and Critical Race Theory: A Combination for Compelling Storytelling and Effective Changemaking, Andrew Coleburn

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Adaptation of the Novel "Silas Marner" into a One-Act Play and Performance, Melaney Douglass

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The Art of Reflection: A Personal Account of Reflexive Teaching Artistry and Personal Praxis, Kate Kilpatrick

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Director Methods for High School and Amateur Theatre Implementation, Tyler Leeps

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His Voice: The Portrayals of LGBTQ+ Issues in Musical Theatre seen through Terrence McNally's A Man of No Importance, Alex Mendez

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Everybody Says Don't: An Examination of Works by Stephen Sondheim in High School Theatre Programs, Matthew Nash-Brown

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Stages of Color: An Exploration of Drama Through a Chromatic Lens, John Norton

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Initiating Change, Connection, and Community, Janine Papin

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Stage Fright: An Examination of Horror-based Theatre Through Theory and Practice, Ramon Paradoa

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How Artists Can Capture Us: Educating About the Works of Stephen Sondheim Through Parody, Jarrett Poore

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Playing Disability, Daniel Romano

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Casting as a Pedagogical Practice in Educational Theatre Spaces, Scott Savage

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Dolly'll Never Go Away Again: Producing the Classic Musical at the High School Level, Jason Whitehead

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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The Living Hashtag Play: A Modernized Living Newspaper with Theatre of the Oppressed Approaches to Play Development, Elizabeth Corsi

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Performing Feminism: Boy Gets Girl During the #MeToo Movement, Amanda Dayton

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Gender Performance in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, Amanda Lee

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Mindful Acting, Terence Lee

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Performing Bernarda: Activating Power and Identity, Ana Martinez Medina

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Gee, Officer Krupke: An Actor's Casebook, Eric Eichenlaub

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The Power of Play: Creating A Theatre for the Very Young Experience, Maria Katsadouros

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When Coquis Sing: Introducing Young Audiences to Death and Bereavement Through An Original Play, Michelle LoRicco

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Exploration of Teaching EL Students Using the Arts with the Focus on Theatre Arts, Carinita Quintero

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Structural Inclusion Tools for Theatre Teaching Artists, Leah Thomas

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Audience Engagement in Theatre for Young Audiences: Teaching Artistry to Cultivate Tomorrow's Theatre-Goers, Julie Woods-Robinson

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Rebirth of the Renaissance Man: Creating Actor Agency through Ensemble Theatre, Kody Grassett

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Living with Marie: Dramatherapy in the Creation of Performable Theatre, Madelyn James

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Planting Seeds: Life Stories of Awakening Self-Awareness, Aixa Mendez

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From Dude to Dad: A Study on Prenatal Fatherhood and its Representation in Theatre, Michael Nilsson

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Women in White: My Journey into Color, Madison Tarbox

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Synaesthetics, Samantha Turner

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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The Actor Process: Playing Multiple Characters, Danielle Brown

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Christ on the Postmodern Stage: Debunking Christian Metanarrative Through Contemporary Passion Plays, Joseph Dambrosi

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Giving Theatrical Life, Quentin Darrington

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Playing Back Spirituality: Using Applied Theatre Practice for Spiritual Exploration an Meaningful Community Building in College, Ann Kinnebrew

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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The Artistry of Accessibility: Creating Theatre with and for Students on the Autism Spectrum, Sara Brunow

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When Oppressed Women Attack: Female-Enacted Violence Through Minority American Female Playwrights' Works, Kate Busselle

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Directing Stop Kiss by Diana Son within a Nontraditional Training Model, Rebecca Dilks

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Stefano Landi's Arie a una voce and Early Seventeenth-century Italian Guitar Music with Alfabeto Notation, Nicholas Galfond

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Writes of Spring 2014: Fostering Creativity in Theatre, Education, and Leadership, Alexandra Hodson

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Seeking a Vision, Finding a Voice: Exploring the Musicality of Theatre Through Multidisciplinary Practice, Tara Kromer

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The Branding, Creation, and Promotion of a Solo Comedienne, Anna McCorison

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Almost Mirror Image: Exploring The Similarities And Dissimilarities Of Identical Twins In Theatrical Solo Performance, Elizabeth Mignacca

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A Jew from Nebraska: An Actors Attempt at Stand-up Comedy, Jeffrey Nathan

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Providing Cultural Balance for Young Americans, Mark Nichols

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Connections Between Voice and Design in Puppetry: A Case-Study, Ryan Skiles

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The forging of modern Broadway Sound Design Techniques amid the Fires of the Rock Musicals in the Late 1960s and 1970s., Timothy Tracey

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Halloween Horror Nights And/Or Visceral Theatre, Patrick Braillard

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To Better Understand the Theater of the Middle Ages by an In-Depth Study of the Old Testament Plays of the York Cycle of Corpus Christi Plays, Carole Casey

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The Art of the Technical Director, Victoria Oakes

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Digesting Modern Acting Theory for Young Performers, Brandon Yagel

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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August Wilson's Gem Of The Ocean A Dramaturgical Case Study, Rebecca Barringhaus

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Developing New Works For The Stage: An Actor's Perspective, Lauren Butler

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Attention Must Be Paid: A Critical Study Of The Non-traditional Leading Man In Twentieth Century Drama, Trevin Cooper

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Boy Meets Boy: Envisioning Queer Youth Novels For Translation To The Stage, Daniel Davis

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All Of Chinese Literature Condensed: A Sourcebook From The Playwright, Director, And Biggest Fan, Whitney Emerson

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An Actor's Approach: Stepping Into A Role And A World Of The Past, Danielle Gosselin

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Creating Art That Truly Reflects The Community: An Exploration Into Facilitation Of Devised, Community-engaged Performance, Courtney Grile

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The Recipe Of A Digital Story: An Analysis Of The Residency "the Recipe Of Me", Amanda Hill

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Immediacy In Comedy: How Gertrude Stein, Long Form Improv, And 5 Second Films Can Revolutionize The Comedic Form, Alexander Hluch

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Interactionz: Engaging Lgbtq+ Youth Using Theatre For Social Change, Jonathan Jackson

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Lavinia's Voice: Verbal And Nonverbal Expression In Shakespearean Performance, Kelly Kilgore

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Applying Historiography To Fictional Works: A Case Study Of William Inge's Picnic, Nicholas Murphy

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9/11: We Will Forget, Jason Nettle

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Belief And Christmas: Performing Belief And The Theory And Practice Of Christmas Performance, Brenna Nicely

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This Stuff Is Finished: Amiri Baraka's Renunciation Of The Ghosts Of White Women And Homosexuals Past, Susan Stone-Lawrence

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An Examination Of The Actor's Approach To Playwriting: Are Playwrights Able To Write About What Is Unfamiliar To Them?, Kayla Zaniboni

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Vivacity: Discovering Zora Through Her Words, Kerri J. Alexander

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Who Do I Play: Appraising The Impact Of Teacher-in-role With Kindergartners In An Esol Classroom, Kathryn Perkins Brantley

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A Discussion Of Robert Schumann's Compositional Process In The Song Cycle Frauenliebe Und -leben, Brittany Monique Denham

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The Legacy Of Civil Rights Protest Music: Sweet Honey In The Rock's "the Ballad Of Harry T. Moore", Thomas Hyder

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Performing Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years: An Exercise In Communication On Stage And Off, David Z. Sucharski

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The Last Two Years Of David Brachman: Designing A Feature Film On A Micro Budget, Elizabeth Anne Sutphin

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Radio Drama: A "visual Sound" Analysis Of John, George And Drew Baby, Pascha Weaver

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Writes Of Spring A Study Of Communication Within Collective Devising, Jennifer Adams

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Drama + Math = Dramath, Lucy Lynn Bryson

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Inheriting The Motley Mantle An Actor Approaches Playing The Role Of Feste, Shakespeare's Update Of The Lord Of Misrule, Andrew Clateman

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The Anatomy Of A Fight Scene Characterization Through Stage Combat And Movement, Nona Lee Davis

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Beyond Performance Portraying A Gay Character Truthfully And Effectively, Trent Fucci

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Rhythmic And Metric Structure In Alberto Ginastera's Piano Sonatas, Rachel Hammond

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The Actor's Role In Developing New Plays, Brooke M. Haney

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The Revenge Of The Second Banana A Female Sidekick's Survival Guide, Melissa Mason

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Building A Workable Model For Youth Theatre An Exploration Into A Courageous And Complex Field, Megan E. Mayo

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Walking Backwards Into The Future, Camille Norman

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Technique Arms The Imagination Developing An Acting Theory Best Suited For Motion Capture Performance And The Creation Of A Virtual Character, Brendan Rogers

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Lighting Design For From Sun To Sun A Day In A Railroad Camp, Nathan Szewczyk