Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts
While the main goal of Three Walled World is to tell the story of my experience as a child actor, its themes run deeper. This is the story that asks the question: Can we grieve the living? Can we grieve a version of ourselves? The play structure of this piece was designed to immerse a reader in theatre. This collection is about theatre, so it was a natural choice to structure it like a play. Direct choices were made to make sure that this collection was one cohesive piece. It has a clear narrative structure and releases information slowly in order to make revelations that much more revealing. The work uses poetic devices as well as integrated flash non-fiction to tell its story. There are complex characters that may get tangled at some moments, to show the internal entanglement of the speaker and the character she plays.
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