Theatre & Dance ETDs

Publication Date

Spring 4-1-2022


I will be using a self-interview as a method of investigating both the origins of myself, the artist, and the work produced I have produced in and out of the MFA Dramatic Writing program with a special focus on my dissertation play, The Blood Vessel.

The intention is to investigate how my plays have come into existence and how they inform each other. This is done through a series of questions I ask myself under the pseudonym Penelope Hawkins. Penelope guides me through the investigation as a character, thus becoming part of the work of the self-interview and still a part of me, the artist. This dissertation can then be viewed as art as an investigation of artist and the work that came before it.

Degree Name

Dramatic Writing

Level of Degree


Department Name

Theatre & Dance

First Committee Member (Chair)

Gregory Moss

Second Committee Member

Donna Jewell

Third Committee Member

Deborah Fort

Fourth Committee Member

Erik Ehn



Document Type