Award Date

1-1-1990

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

Theatre Arts

First Committee Member

Jerry L. Crawford

Number of Pages

87

Abstract

This thesis is an original play, set on the Jornada del Muerto (now known as White Sands Missile Range), about five people who witnessed the detonation of the first atomic bomb in 1945. The play deals with the long term effects of radiation exposure, with the issues of private versus public responsibility, while at the same time being a love story. As the characters (Webb, Ellen, Sage, Thorn, and Frosty) work out their fate, they are confronted by the god of death. The play features use of Butoh dance, which is to be freshly choreographed with each production, a post-nuclear art form.

Keywords

Atom; Bomb; Children; Hair; Nuclear; Original; Play; Radiation; Turned; White

Controlled Subject

Theater

File Format

pdf

File Size

2211.84 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/okzg-dxuc


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