Date of Award


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy



First Advisor

Dr. Arnie Johnson

Second Advisor

Dr. Steve Feffer

Third Advisor

Robert Eversz

Fourth Advisor

Dr. Kenneth Urban


Incarcerated: a collection of four plays includes the plays Home Schooling, Good Behavior, 2 Mics, and All Saints' Day. Incarcerated explores Foucault's carceral networking and Althusser's Ideological and Repressive State Apparatuses as exemplified in characters faced with such cataclysmic events as the Holocaust (Home Schooling and All Saints' Day) and the degradation/slavery of the American prison system (Good Behavior and 2 Mics). In this RCG-centered working class playwriting, we see how performativity is in inherent in carceral sociology, where each character in all four plays has to take masks and costumes and roles in order to survive, because incarceration (whether in literal prisons or metaphorical prisons) is all about one word: survival.

Access Setting

Dissertation-Open Access