Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Leaving Oz tells the story of Cassie, an eleven-year-old girl who has grown up on a commune in Idaho not knowing who her “real” mother is. She soon discovers the least likeable of the commune “mothers,” Mina, is her biological mother and has to leave the commune with this woman. She is tossed into the strange world of the digital age and meets her even stranger extended family. This screenplay explores what it means to be a family and a part of a community.
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Van Sickle, Rachel Ann, "Leaving Oz" (2012). LSU Master's Theses. 614.