Date of Award


Document Type



Theatre Arts

First Reader

Professor Eric Phillips

Second Reader

Dr. Johnny Wink

Third Reader

Dr. Randolph "Randy" Smith


The playwright is a central figure in any theatrical event. He or she provides the script, which is the beginning of most all productions. However, the playwright then takes a backseat to the director, designer, and actors who will be creating the event from his words. Few playwrights are well known by name; most are recognized by the works they have written. Up to now as an actor the only contact I have had with a playwright is learning a role created by one. My education of the theatre experience has only been in the production aspect of a script--putting it on stage. For my thesis, I stepped to the other side of the script.

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Playwriting Commons



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