Semester of Graduation

Summer 2021

Degree

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

School of Music and Dramatic Arts

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

This Thesis outlines the research, writing, and production process that lead up to the performance of an original Solo Play, presented by the author. The project, entitled Love, Yourself is a twenty-minute autobiographical journey about the author’s experiences as a child of a neglectful and abusive single mother, as a foster kid, then college student, and eventual aspiring performer. In the play, the author deals with writer's block from not having felt inspired to write a song in months and attempts to find inspiration by sifting through old memories and telling stories to the audience. By the end of the show, she discovers what truly inspires her, cures her writer's block, and sings a new song. The final script is included in this document.

Committee Chair

Nicholas Erickson

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Acting Commons

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