Defense Date

2012

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Department

Theatre

First Advisor

Noreen Barnes

Abstract

Technological growth has changed our relationships and interactions within society and theatre artists are calling into question the future of our art form. Are we still essential? And if so, how do we renovate our form in order to relate to our changing society? In my experience, I’ve found that all renovations of our art have one thing in common: the empowering nature of story. Story helps us to understand our experiences in life. It is not the self, the cause, or the goal that is behind the wheel, but the story itself. This thesis explores three instances of the empowering nature of story during my graduate studies.

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Is Part Of

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Date of Submission

May 2012

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