Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
FACED WITH FACES is a contemporary commentary on the male to female relationship. While I’m aware these are not the only relationships formed in our day in age I needed to find a scope and tackle one central theme. The addition of same sex relationships is very important in our society but I couldn’t find a way to weave it in without making it all about that or without it seeming to not fit into the over arcing story. Perhaps in the evolution of this process I can find a way to add more voices that speak to all. The story follows a young African American male through his progression from awkward shy adolescent to overly confident young adult. When asked a question that he’s not sure he can answer, Scottie’s confronted by the one person who can call him on his bluff...himself. The character of YOU takes Scottie through relationships with influential figures in his life to figure out why he is the way he is and how he can inevitably answer this posed question.
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Watkins, Donald E., "Faced with faces" (2013). LSU Master's Theses. 2232.