Identifier

etd-03262013-121703

Degree

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

Theatre

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

This thesis discusses the inspiration, creation and performance of Jenny Ballard’s one-woman show, Behind the Vote, which was the other half of the thesis requirement in order to complete the Master of Fine Arts program in Theatre Performance. Behind the Vote examines the importance and meaning of voting, both during the women’s suffrage movement and in the present, as seen through the eyes of three contemporary women, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. This thesis contains Ballard’s inspirations for the project; her research materials about Stanton and Anthony and her source materials for her contemporary characters, including Facebook messages and emails; both her first and final drafts of Behind the Vote and what she learned from writing both versions; her thoughts and impressions on her performance of Behind the Vote, including audience response and feedback; her experiences and knowledge gained since beginning the process of writing her show; her vita; and a CD with photos from one of her performances of her one-woman show, Behind the Vote.

Date

2013

Document Availability at the Time of Submission

Release the entire work immediately for access worldwide.

Committee Chair

Judy, George

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