Undergraduate Honors Theses

Thesis Defended

Spring 2017

Document Type


Type of Thesis

Departmental Honors


Theatre & Dance

First Advisor

Cecilia J Pang

Second Advisor

Karin Boerger

Third Advisor

Theodore Stark


As a student in both Theatre and Speech Language Hearing Sciences, discovering the ways my two fields overlap is fascinating to me. One of the most significant overlaps I have discovered is to explore the way that plays deal with disorders. For example, what is the role of a theatrical production in portraying a disorder, and what is the most effective way to do this? These questions were the central focus when I produced and directed my own production of Distracted by Lisa Loomer. The play explores nearly every perspective on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and in my production, even attempts to give the audience the sensation of having ADHD. I have included an archival video of my production of the play. The following paper will analyze my artistic choices and break down the process of directing and producing this play.

Link to production.docx (30 kB)
The main focus of my thesis is the video of my production. Here is the link to that video.

Adjudication.m4a (11412 kB)
Here is the feedback I received from Kelly Jo Eldridge