Degree Year

2011

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Department

Theater

Advisor(s)

Paul Moser

Committee Member(s)

Justin Omeka
Phyllis Gorfain

Keywords

After Ashley, Play, Rape culture, Comedy, Performance, Production

Abstract

Introduction and Background: A summary of the play’s genesis and important themes, including an introduction to the production’s goals – Interpretation- An explication of rape culture in the play, including my personal point of view on its themes and message, and the application of my research to the text – Aesthetic Intent: A description of the stylistic choices unique to this production, namely the use of video projection, and an explanation of its purpose – Script Analysis: A scene-by-scene description of the play’s events as applied to the overall arc and important themes – The Process: A summary of casting, rehearsals, and technical preparation and execution – Reflection: An account of the performances and talkbacks, including audience feedback and an assessment of the production’s success – On a Personal Note – APPENDIX: A Beat-by-Beat Breakdown of the Script – Bibliography.

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