Infants of the Spring: Disrupting the Narrative

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Bayeza, Ifa
Thurman; Harlem Renaissance; Directing and Adapting; Arts and Humanities; Classics; Creative Writing; History; Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies; Theatre and Performance Studies
thesis / dissertation description
This written portion of my thesis will document and codify how I as dramaturg, writer and director adapted and staged the classic Harlem Renaissance novel Infants of the Spring by Wallace Thurman. I walk the reader through how seeing as a director influenced my creative choices through key aspects of production: script development, design, and building the ensemble. The thesis will conclude with a post-production reflection and summary.