Date Thesis Awarded


Access Type

Honors Thesis -- Access Restricted On-Campus Only

Degree Name

Bachelors of Science (BS)


Theatre, Speech & Dance


Richard H. Palmer

Committee Members

Laurie J. Wolf

Lizabeth Allison


Science and the Arts are two seemingly polar fields, but a new "genre" of plays is emerging deemed "science plays." This virtually unheard of genre has been investigated very little, and stands potentially to help unite these subjects. Through the use of a Second Season production of Mnemonic a set of characteristics is explored and redeveloped based on the findings of an audience survey. The survey investigates the roles of particular characters, settings and themes within this production of Mnemonic. The survey also asked about the audience's beliefs about where and how science and theatre intersect. Ultimately, it is concluded that the science within a "science play" must play a more integral role than simply a plot device in order to be considered part of this genre.

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Thesis is part of Honors ETD pilot project, 2008-2013. Migrated from Dspace in 2016.

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