Shortchanged: A Short Play Exploring the Relationship Between Work and Self-Worth
Date of Award
Arts and Culture
Master of Liberal Studies
Arts & Culture
Jennifer Zukowski Boughn
one-act; play; self-worth; work
This creative capstone comprises a reflection of the creative process undertaken while writing a short play and its result. The resulting creative product, Shortchanged, is a one-act play exploring the theme of self-worth with regard to one's work. Additionally, the one-act play is the result of self-imposed limitations known as galumphing. As an approach, galumphing can encourage creativity by forcing a writer to inventively overcome obstacles. The limitations followed were that the play be based on a short story I \ previously wrote, have a clear beginning, middle, and end, follow generally accepted guidelines by the one-act playwriting community, and be able to be performed in fewer than twenty minutes.
Walker, Karen, "Shortchanged: A Short Play Exploring the Relationship Between Work and Self-Worth" (2011). Arts and Culture. 58.