Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Dr. Steve Feffer
The High School Play is a creative work, a full-length play in three acts. Set in suburban Richard M. Nixon High School, the play explores the notion o f adolescent identity while satirizing the American educational system’s artificial construction o f these identities. The play is especially concerned with theatrically representing the way students view each other through flawed frameworks based on preconceived notions o f race, gender, sexuality, and intelligence, as well as how this behavior shapes adolescents’ construction o f their own self-conceptions. The High School Play also deals with the difficulty schools experience in addressing the increasingly common controversial issues students experience as everyday social realities.
Drzakowski, Kevin, "The High School Play" (2007). Dissertations. 855.