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

Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Capstone Project

Degree Name

Master of Liberal Studies

Organizational Unit

University College, Arts and Culture Management


Arts and Culture

First Advisor

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.

Publication Statement

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