Writing Idling Rough: The Distance Between What Is Personal and What Is Public

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


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.

Publication Statement

Copyright is held by the author. Permanently suppressed.

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