The Graduation with Distinction program in theater studies recognizes students who demonstrate excellence through the successful completion of a project in writing, directing, design, acting, literature, history, or theory. All projects have a research component and a substantial written portion. Many projects, such as these, also have a production component.
Senior distinction candidate Rory Eggleston has worked with project advisor Jody McAuliffe to create an original adaptation of Rick Yancey's horror novel The Curse of the Wendigo.
Adapted from Davida Wills Hurwin's novel A Time For Dancing by by Kelly McCrum for her Senior Distinction Project, the play is told through movement as much as dialogue, and follows two high school seniors trying to finish their final year and pull off a showcase that could send their...
Ludwig Wittgenstein, the most influential philosopher of the 20th century, relentlessly endeavored to solve ALL the problems of philosophy by cultivating a fresh understanding of language.
The Man Who by Peter Brook is the senior distinction project of Sam Kebede. The work was inspired by "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat," Oliver Sacks's best-selling collection of case histories about the neurologically impaired.
The Miles tells the story of the disruption of the lives of married couple Sam and Emma when an old friend shows up from the past. The one act examines the nature of love, duty and desire and what happens when they collide.
Waltz, an original puppet show written, designed, and directed by Don Tucker as his Theater Studies senior distinction project, explores themes of the strength of human imagination, memory and reality, hope and survival.