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dc.contributor.advisorChatard Carpenter, Faedraen_US
dc.contributor.authorEaley, Jordan Alexandriaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-21T05:38:39Z
dc.date.available2019-06-21T05:38:39Z
dc.date.issued2019en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/1izx-jlcb
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/22135
dc.description.abstract“Theorizing the Brave” is a critical study of Kirsten Childs’s musical, The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin (2000). Through a textual analysis of the musical’s book and lyrics as well as a thorough consideration of the musical’s historical context and implications, this thesis investigates the overarching question: How does Bubbly Black Girl interrogate the precarious political position of Black girls and women in the theatre? Specifically, how does Childs’s musical challenge and reframe notions of Blackness, girlhood, womanhood, and sexuality? By critically engaging The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, this thesis project employs theoretical frameworks of Black feminist theory, critical race theory, and affect theory to examine how Childs interrogates and reformulates the discourse around Black girls and women in the American theatre, thereby also challenging the constrictive scripting of Black girlhood and womanhood in everyday life.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleTheorizing the Brave: Black Girlhood, Affect, and Performance in Kirsten Childs's The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skinen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentTheatreen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledTheateren_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledAfrican American studiesen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledWomen's studiesen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledBlack Feminist Theoryen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledBlack Girlhooden_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledBlack Musical Theatreen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledKirsten Childsen_US


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