Title

Shortchanged: A Short Play Exploring the Relationship Between Work and Self-Worth

Date of Award

5-30-2011

Document Type

Capstone Project

Disciplines

Arts and Culture

Degree Name

Master of Liberal Studies

Department

Arts & Culture

Advisor

Jennifer Zukowski Boughn

Keywords

one-act; play; self-worth; work

Abstract

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.

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