William & Mary

Theatre, Speech, and Dance

In its Honors Program the Theatre, Speech and Dance Department awards Honors, High Honors, or Highest Honors to student research projects. The projects listed below have been defended successfully, and a copy of the thesis deposited in Swem Library.

  • Student, "Thesis" (Honors level)
    Committee Chair + Other Committee Members
  • Shaan Sharma, "Taming of Monsters: The Postdramatic Case for Copenhagen" (High Honors)
    Richard Palmer + Christopher Owens, Elizabeth Wiley and Carey Bagdassarian
  • Stephanie Vinsavich, "Ecology and Theatre: ‬‬‬‪Teaching About Conservation Through ‬‬‬‪Performances of The Jungle Book‬‬‬" (High Honors)
    Laurie Wolf + Dorothy Ibes, Elizabeth Wiley and Robert Ruffin
  • Josh Blum, "Designing with Gendered Space: Incorporating Gender into the Scenic Design of Clybourne Park" (Honors) Matthew Allar + Laurie Wolf, Richard Palmer, Arthur Knight
  • Anne Kehrli
  • Kevin Place, "Re-Staging Rivera's Marisol: Identities, Projections, and New Mythologies" (High Honors) Richard Palmer + Laurie Wolf, Francis Tanglao-Aguas, Amy Oakes
  • Kelsey Schneider, "'The Embrace is Inevitable': Connection and Audience Engagement in Tennessee Williams' The Two-Character Play" (Highest Honors) Richard H. Palmer + Laurie J. Wolf, Elizabeth Wiley, Arthur Knight
  • Rebecca Turner, "'What Light.  What Possibilities.  What Hope.' Revolutionary Millennialism in José Rivera's Marisol" (Highest Honors) Laurie J. Wolf + Artisia Green, Richard H. Palmer, Free Williams
  • David Bisaha, "Analyzing Myths of Sam Shepard's True West in Theory and Performance" (High Honors)
    Michale Mehler + Laurie Wolf, George Greenia
  • Kellyn Johnson, "Her Eye Discourses: Answering the Female Gaze" (High Honors)
    Laurie Wolf + Michael Mehler, Elizabeth Wiley, R. Carter Hailey
  • Jacqueline Ross, "Deconstructing Chaos: Unity of Perception in an Audience of One" (High Honors)
    Laurie Wolf + Gary Green, M. Fonkijom Fusi, Ron St. Onge
  • Sarah Strehle, "Stop Kiss: Creating a Scenic Design" (High Honors)
    Michael Mehler + Laurie Wolf, Colleen Kennedy
  • Katherine Earnest
    Richard Palmer + Gary Green, Rachel DiNitto