Degree Year

2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Advisor(s)

Ana C. Cara
Caroline Jackson-Smith

Committee Member(s)

Johnny W. Coleman
Phyllis Gorfain

Keywords

Prison theater, Prison, Community-based theater, Performance studies, Devised theater, Social practice, Storytelling

Abstract

This honors thesis examines the purpose, process and intellectual framework of an original theater project devised with incarcerated men. Through analysis of the ethnographic and theatrical approaches used in the creation process, the author and lead artist of the project examines the artistic, political, and ethical dimensions storytelling as social practice in the context of the American prison system.

Notes

Bachelor of Arts, Individual Major.

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