• The 5th wall project : projection design applications for transforming education and medical spaces for youth communities 

    Lord, Patrick William; 0000-0001-7959-3504 (2015-05)
    This paper and project explore how creative applications of existing design and technology can provide a unique service for children anywhere. This project fuses that technology with a belief that youth communities in ...
  • "And one lucky bastard who’s the artist" : V. I. Lenin and Oscar Wilde's ideologico-aesthetic debate in Tom Stoppard's Travesties 

    Stewart, Charles III, M.A.; 0000-0001-6685-703X (2015-05)
    Tom Stoppard's play Travesties was revised considerably between its first edition of 1975 and the new edition of 1994, with the parts pertaining to V. I. Lenin and Marxism bearing the brunt of the cuts. The political fall ...
  • Baba Yaga and Vasilisa : immersive fairy tales created for and by young audiences 

    Alulis, Rachel Elizabeth; 0000-0002-7361-7197 (2015-05)
    This paper addresses how theatre design can be employed in elementary education and how theatre artists translate children's ideas and perceptions of fairy tales into professional theatrical designs. I explore how children ...
  • Bloodthirsty fiends : an exploration of puppet fabrication and Beowulf 

    Reid, Alison Jo
    This Graduate Thesis in Costume Technology is an exploration of Beowulf through puppet technology. Working with a playwright and a team of composers and designers, I mounted an original play, “Bloodthirsty Fiends,” as part ...
  • Bolstered : armor and the stage 

    Womble, Kristin Kara (2016-05)
    By creating three distinctly different suits of armor, I am exploring how lighting and projected media can be used to transform the surface and emphasize the architecture of costumes. Working with a Costume Designer, ...
  • A city of laughter: assessing Tarentine comedy from the fourth century to the Roman stage 

    Maclellan, Jonathan (2009-05)
    Following the publication of Trendall’s Phlyax Vases, the history of comedic theatre in Magna Graecia received a great amount of scholarly attention, culminating in such important works as Taplin’s Comic Angels, Green’s ...
  • Cultivating community : socially responsible pedagogy in the devising process 

    Thomas, Emily Aguilar (2015-05)
    According to the U.S. Department of Justice, statistics show that young people are experiencing sexual violence at the hands of adults and often do not tell anyone about their experiences ("Reporting of Sexual Violence ...
  • Diminuology : a narrative the phenomenology of scale 

    Loveall, Ian Michael; 0000-0003-2230-1608 (2015-05)
    Diminuology is a performative installation piece designed to re-imagine the relationship between audience and performer in the creation of narrative through scale objects.
  • Elvis Machine : the making of a machine 

    Doyle, Rowan Michaela
    This thesis explores the creation of Elvis Machine, a production that was created by The Duplicates Theater Company and premiered at the 2012 Fusebox festival in Austin, Texas. This paper examines the company’s history, ...
  • The evidence-based drama practitioner : the design and implementation of a drama program for very young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their parents 

    Ulrich, Christina Ann (2012-05)
    This thesis explores the applications of a drama-based intervention program for very young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their parents. Drama-based pedagogy and practice is merged with behavioral principles ...
  • Feminist performance pedagogy : theatre for youth and social justice 

    Freeman, Emily Rachael (2013-05)
    This thesis describes the use of feminist performance pedagogy in working toward a Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) practice that engages youth in social justice. Drawing on feminist and pedagogical theories, this document ...
  • First hand : a mobile digital application for the theatrical costume shop 

    Booker, Carl Joseph (2011-05)
    First Hand began as a singular iPhone application designed to aid in the collection and dissemination of information within a costume shop. The project was created to push the boundaries separating the costuming world ...
  • Good Girl/Bad Girl 

    Aylward, Kaitlyn Marie (2013-05)
    Good Girl/Bad Girl asks women to define the good girls and bad girls in respect to their clothing. Participants are women who live in either New Mexico or Texas and identify as one or more of the following groups: New ...
  • Hitting the marks 

    Smiley, John Francis (2013-05)
    This thesis consists of three major sections. The first reflects on the new methodologies that I have developed and incorporated into my classes and performances here in the MFA Acting program at The University of Texas ...
  • "King Kong, bigger than Cape Town" : a history of a South African musical 

    Fleming, Tyler (2009-08)
    This dissertation analyzes the South African musical, King Kong, and its resounding impact on South African society throughout the latter half of the twentieth century. A “jazz opera” based on the life of a local African ...
  • LAMBDA 

    Andrus, Ryan Charles (2013-05)
    LAMBDA was an exploration of science and art in two components: a performance-lecture and an art installation. This project asserted that performance and art are effective methods of delivering scientific information to ...
  • Love and violence : the fusion or eruption 

    Darby, Robbie Ann, 1982- (2007-05)
    The Master’s Thesis for the M.F.A. Acting program consists of both a performance and written component. The performance component being a 20 minute solo performance (performed on April 13, 2007), and the written component ...
  • Madness methods, practical instincts 

    Scott, Alexis Leah (2013-05)
    This paper serves as a reflection on my journey to pursue graduate studies in Acting, the specific tools acquired through training at UT Austin, the development of my particular methods of approach in response to such ...
  • Make no assumptions : an invitation to the theatre 

    Wilson, Steven M. (2014-05)
    An in-depth look at my how my desire to make no assumptions with regards to creating art led me to invitation as a guiding principle when directing for the theatre. This thesis will cite examples from three productions ...
  • Musical logic : an alternate theatrical language 

    Koogler, Abraham Victor (2014-05)
    This thesis is an examination of the concept of musical logic as a theatrical language, with my play Advance Man as a case study. This thesis synopsizes the play, and outlines the principles of musical logic, which is ...