Honors Theses

Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis


Theater and Film

First Advisor

Michael Barnett

Relational Format



This thesis investigates the creative process of writing and developing a written piece of theatre. It delves into the methods of preparing to write a play (plot outlines, character descriptions, writing exercises), the maturation of the story throughout the writing process (enhanced by workshops, journal writing, and the reading of published plays), as well as the progression of the project through varying stages of revision (aided by readings of the work, feedback from peers and advisors, and consideration of criticism). The thesis is a culmination of the aforementioned exploration, resulting in a complete one act play as well as an introduction detailing the course of action taken to reach the finished product.

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