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The evidence-based drama practitioner : the design and implementation of a drama program for very young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their parents
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 ...
Transfer : unlearning the director's role in playmaking
In this thesis I will examine my own directing praxis and transfer, the instant where ideas become action. I will define transfer as an initial trajectory toward a lasting event and examine how that practice has influenced ...
This project explored a new work in the lighting and video area of the entertainment industry. This thesis archives the creative process of this specific new piece, resulting in a realized and finished work open to the ...
Kukeri : ritual and performance
Kukeri is a documentary film investigating the Surva tradition performed in the Pernik region of Bulgaria. The film was shot in Bulgaria, in the winter of 2011/2012, over the course of three weeks, and will be completed ...
Pennypress is a series of music videos about American historical events that I developed and shot as my graduate thesis project. The following report describes the project in detail, discussing the ideas, goals and challenges ...
Swimming upstream : a documentation of process
Swimming Upstream is an original work written, directed, and designed by Ilana Marks. The script tells the story of a gay sperm on a journey through the female body. A fully produced workshop performance occurred in the ...
“The ghosts of Waller Creek” : an exploration of the use of applied theatre and site-specific performance as methods for public participation in a city planning process
In this thesis, I explore applied theatre and site-specific performance workshops as methods for public participation in city planning. “The Ghosts of Waller Creek” program worked to foster interest in and facilitate ...
From slasher to slapstick : how rewriting The queen bee took me from horror to teen comedy
“From Slasher to Slaptsick: How Rewriting The Queen Bee Took Me from Horror to Teen Comedy” examines the process of switching preferred film genres through rewriting an existing script on assignment.
Into the South
One of the most common questions of any artist is “Where did that idea come from?”— often closely followed by “What does it mean?” Like many of my films, Into the South started as a small inspiration but gradually attracted ...
When heaven fell : the development of "Paradisia"
“Paradisia” is a feature screenplay that is set in Iran during the opening days of the 1980-1988 war with Iraq. It follows the story of a young couple in a war-torn border town, who, accompanied reluctantly by a random ...