Title

[HER]

Date of Award

Spring 2019

Thesis Type

Rollins Access Only

Degree Name

Honors Bachelor of Arts

Department

Theatre Arts

Sponsor

William Boles

Committee Member

Thomas Ouellette

Committee Member

Hilary Cooperman

Abstract

“For a long time I was a girl. Then I got my period and grew tits. So I was a virgin. Then I had sex but didn’t get married first so I was a whore. I think next is supposed to come “Woman”, but I don’t like that word so I think I’ll stick with whore for a while.” [HER] is a full-length play that follows a cast of archetypal characters as they navigate puberty, gender roles, marriage, and family. It is the search for love, purpose, personal fulfillment, and security in the midst of a world that tells them there is only one right way of doing things. As the character Her resists moving into the next phase of her story, the other characters begin to question the roles they have become so accustomed to playing, simply because a Voice told them so. No one wants to be lonely, but can you stand the threat of being alone, against all social pressures?

Rights Holder

Fiona Campbell

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