Undergraduate Honors Thesis


With the Words of Veterans Public Deposited

  • The culmination of my college majors for Journalism and Theater Performance came together in the creation of How to Leave a Battlefield a testimonial stage play distilled from the verbatim testimonies of US military veterans living in the Colorado area. Inspired by the testimonial theater plays of American playwright, actress, and professor, Anna Deavere Smith, How to Leave a Battlefield strives to explore, not the traumas of military service, but seven veteran’s journeys toward healing and recovery that all vets begin after their service ends and what others might take away from those journeys. The following paper breaks down my processes of interviewing these veterans, the transcription and construction of the script, and finally sharing and reflecting on the artistic choices I made in producing, advertising, and directing this play in mid-April of 2019.

Date Awarded
  • 2020-04-20
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Last Modified
  • 2020-05-07
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