Undergraduate Research by Theatre Students

2012-2013  
Brent Bankes Moving Light Technology for Spring Awakening
Brandon Bankes Digital Sound Reinforcement for Spring Awakening
Hannah Mello Bridging the Right-Brain, Left-Brain Schism:  Developing a Method to Combine the Arts and Sciences
Ashley Pzedwiecki Historical Tailoring: A Shaping of Women and Their Social Roles (Studied in London)
Laura Tracy Scenic Design Research in Italy for Big Love
Sarah Kroth Maori Aoteara: A Study of How the Native Maori Cultural Influences the Contemporary Depictions of Women in Modern New Zealand Theatre and Dramatic Literature
Eric Busse Ghana:  Investigating the Arts and Fighting Modern Day Slavery
Justin Cooke Performance:  An International Study of Skill-Enhancing Theatre
   
2011-2012  
Kevin Fanshaw & Austin Hernandez Student production of Dog Sees God
Brent Bankes & Andrew Appold Lighting Without Actors (lighting design performance)
Laura Paulson Children's Theatre
   
2010-2011  
Brent Bankes Video Projections in Modern Theatre (Research done as part of the Theatre's London Spring Break Tour)
Justin Schmitz Lighting, A London Study of Professional Theatrical Lighting for Lend Me a Tenor--The Musical (Research done as part of the Theatre's London Spring Break Tour)
Brandon Bankes Puppetry and Prague: Creativity and Research from Around the World (Research done as part of the Theatre's Prague Quadrennial Tour)
Natalie Goodman Creating Theatre:  An Exploration of the Playwright's Role in Collaborative Theatre (Research done as part of a study abroad semester in Scotland)
Eric Busse Cardboard Citizens: Empowering the Homeless (Research done as part of the Theatre's London Spring Break Tour)
Anna Wooden The Prague Quadrennial: Alternative Materials for Use in Theatrical Costuming (Research done as part of the Theatre's Prague Quadrennial Tour)
Andrew Appold The Magic Behind Character Transformation
Brian Coffin The Kari Margolis Method
Shelby Krarup Victorian Phantom (Research done as part of the Theatre's London Spring Break Tour)
   
2009-2010  
Derrick Falkowski Lighting with Technology for Into the Woods
Tim Barbiaux Scenic Design for The Balkan Women
   
2008-2009  
Jonathan Staats Grand Guignol: In Living Horror
   
2007-2008
Claire Ganshert A Comparative Study of Design for Classic Plays (Contemporary design of Romeo & Juliet) (Research done as part of the Theatre's London Spring Break Tour)
Justin Schmitz Directing Will You Join Me For Dinner?
Richard Sheski Comparative Study of Stage Combat Movement, History of Movement & Certification Practices in America
Emily Ware 18th Century Corsets (Research done at the V & A Museum, London)
2006-2007
Hally Schumann A Comparative Study of American and Russian Perspectives on Anton Chekhov's Drama
Curtis Smith Directing The Wraith
Jenna Solie Heart to Mind: Using Theatre to Educate
2005-2006
Jessica Schmidt A Study of Playwriting: Eugene O’Neil’s A Touch of the Poet
Curtis Smith Directing The Pool Room
2004-2005
Jessica McMunn Writing and directing Brooklyn's Pain
Curtis Smith Producing and acting in The Dutchman
Emily Stokes Oral History project
2003-2004
Mai Soriano Pyrotechnics in London Theatre (Research done as part of the Theatre's London Spring Break Tour)
Zach Kraus Pub Theatre in London (Research done as part of the Theatre's London Spring Tour)
2002-2003
Shamika McFarland Directing Wildwood Park
Jessica McMunn A Multicultural Performance
Corey Sorenson Masculinity on Broadway: An Acting Study