Theatre & Dance ETDs

Author

Barney Lopez

Publication Date

9-15-2014

Abstract

This essay will explore questions related to the political theatre, the use of irony and satire and Augusto Boal's "Invisible Theater". I will analyze my plays, The House That Ché Built, Carson Lake, and Simon as Sergio. I will discuss my experimentation with politic theatre, my dive into the family politics of Greek tragedy, and I will investigate the dual identities we are navigating while social networking becomes increasingly integrated into our lives. Throughout this essay, I will discuss how my playwriting has developed and how I have begun to find my voice as a playwright. I hope that this essay helps codify my theories on theatre while highlighting the plays I have been writing during my years of graduate study.

Degree Name

Dramatic Writing

Level of Degree

Masters

Department Name

Theatre & Dance

First Advisor

Moss, Gregory

First Committee Member (Chair)

Moss, Gregory

Second Committee Member

Prugh, Caroline

Third Committee Member

McDuffie, Matthew

Language

English

Keywords

Theatre, Performance, Political Theatre, Satire, Irony, Simon as Sergio, Play, playwriting, playwright, Art, Invisible Theatre, Social Media, Facebook, Identity

Document Type

Dissertation

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