Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies
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Effective July 1, 2010, the former departments of Dance and Theatre were combined to form the School of Theatre, Dance & Performance Studies.
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CIVIC DRAMATURGY: CULTURAL SPACE, ARTISTIC LABOR, AND PERFORMANCES OF URBAN PLANNING IN 21ST CENTURY CHICAGO (2022)This dissertation develops a theory of “civic dramaturgy.” Civic dramaturgy is a process of performing identity through changes to and impacts on the built environment, as well as a method of analyzing and contextualizing ...
FEFU AND HER FRIENDS: PROJECTION DESIGN (2022)This thesis explores Devin Kinch’s concept, design process and execution of the projection design for Fefu and Her Friends presented by the School of Theatre Dance and Performance Studies at the University of Maryland - ...
THE MAN IN THE BACKSEAT: A REFLECTION ON THE PROJECTION DESIGN PROCESS OF HOOKMAN (2022)The following thesis navigates the artistic ideas and concepts, design process,and execution of Sean Preston’s projection design for the UMD School for Theatre Dance and Performance Studies-College Park’s production ...
Experiencing Place: Dramaturgies of Site-Specific Performance (2022)This study examines the creative strategies that are employed in performance to construct, alter, and dramatize the audience’s experience of place. As such my dissertation asks, if site-specific performance, by definition, ...
RADICAL INTERLOCUTORS, ENTER STAGE LEFT: HERBERT MARCUSE, PETER WEISS, REVOLUTIONARY DIALOGUE IN THEORY AND PRACTICE (2022)This thesis explores the parallels between philosopher Herbert Marcuse’s efforts in Eros and Civilization (1955) to wed the ideas of Marx and Freud on the one hand, and the debate between Marquis de Sade and Jean-Paul Marat ...