Writing Idling Rough: The Distance Between What is Personal and What is Public
Date of Award
Arts and Culture
Master of Liberal Studies
Arts & Culture
Jennifer Zukowski Boughn
Sarah Wright; Idling Rough; Screenplay, creative project; Capstone
Idling Rough is a semi-autobiographical work of fiction completed for the Capstone Project. The screenplay and critical essay focus on a journey of loss and acceptance that covers financial, emotional, and interpersonal aspects of life. Writing the screenplay serves dual purposes as an affirmation for the author's experience and a broad philosophical statement of progressive change. It also showcases the author's ability as a writer. The story is about three women whose friendship disintegrates when faced with external pressure and internal conflict. Their struggles reveal a theme: Release the past in order to move forward. This is a lesson the author hopes to both learn and teach through this project, and through the public artistic mediums of film and writing.
Wright, Sarah Katherine, "Writing Idling Rough: The Distance Between What is Personal and What is Public" (2012). Arts and Culture. 75.