Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts



First Advisor

Rush, David


Everywhere You Look documents the genesis, production process, performance history, and rewrites of a script informed by a concern for social justice issues in contemporary America. In the quest to generate believable, naturalistic dialogue and behavior informed by important questions of religious conviction, civil liberties, and the viability of violence as a political solution, the script is cast as social realism. After a discussion of the critical context in which the play exists, the lessons and pitfalls of collaboration in the production process are charted. A rewritten script is generated from a process of performance, talk-backs sessions, and committee recommendations. The thesis document includes Appendices containing pre-production and post-production versions of the script, as well as images from the program and color photos of the original thesis production.




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