Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
First Committee Member
Jerry L. Crawford
Number of Pages
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.
Atom; Bomb; Children; Hair; Nuclear; Original; Play; Radiation; Turned; White
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Shuttleworth, Paul "Red", "The Children's Hair Turned White (Original play)" (1990). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 120.