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Found in 886 Collections and/or Records:

Death Stalks, 2023

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Identifier: sf_2023spring_howe_lilly.pdf
Overview "DEATH STALKS is a feature length film which focuses on a young farmer unraveling her intricate family history while in the midst of being haunted by a Biblical demon. Set in modern times, this modern horror film follows the farmer's investigation into the murders plaguing the town, the intense homophobia surrounding her, and her descent into madness. There are many horror films focused on supernatural beings, but few that focus on the intricacies of human relationships outside of the...
Dates: 2023

Debbie and the Brain, 2021

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Identifier: sf_2021spring_courtade_joshua.pdf
Overview "The Valley, 1986. Debbie, a way cool teenage brainiac, lands a rad internship with Dr. Ophelia Glutz, a robotics genius. Debbie's psyched to help her build a bodacious robot, but they need an organic brain to power the mechanical dude. Meanwhile, Debbie has eyes for hunky Chip Gordon, who's not too bright but is super sweet. A mega freaky surfing accident kills Chip, so Debbie swipes his brain and puts it in the robot dude's dome. Dr. Glutz gets super cheesed ‘cause Chip's lame brain makes...
Dates: 2021

Deliberate Leisure: Designing a Recharging Space for and by Teens at the Boston Public Library, 2022

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Identifier: md_2022summer_jones_phillip.pdf
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"Students using Teen Central at the Boston Public Library in 2021 and 2022 loved coming to hang out and play at the teens only space. What most thought was missing was a place to isolate, get away from stimulants, and reconnect with themselves. This paper explores how that understanding was built through a story based youth organizing process, and tackled by a teen codesign cohort who designed and prototyped a spatial intervention: the Recharging Space." -- Abstract

Dates: 2022

Depths, 2023

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Identifier: pf_2023fall_gordon_olivia.pdf
Overview "Depths is a science fiction story about learning to understand people different from oneself set in the middle of a war between two species battling for the right to colonize the same uninhabited planet. Its protagonist, Aven Torro, has a unique perspective into Dirt's—their enemy-turned-comrade—mind, but still struggles to overcome their assumptions and misconceptions. This conflict is further complicated by their personal desire for revenge after the death of their sister. Forced to work...
Dates: 2023

Desert sirens : women trailblazers in the American West from the frontier to today, 2017

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Identifier: cw_2017spring_kennedy_melissa.pdf
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"Rexamines the lives of ten remarkable women in the deserts of the American West. As writers, artists, explorers, and leaders, these women carved out new spaces for women everywhere. Combining biography, history, memoir, and travel writing, Desert Sirens retells the West's history through its strange, enigmatic, and iconic women who have lived by their own rules in the deserts." --Abstract.

Dates: 2017

Deterioration and Dejection: Cycles of Despair While Surviving a Cataclysmic Event, 2022

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Identifier: vm_2022spring_leonard_kyle.pdf
Overview "This film is a short personal essay about my struggle with facing a dual diagnosis of Treatment Resistant Depression and a relapse in addiction to opiates while living through my greatest fear: a global pandemic. My opiate addiction had receded to a point of no longer being an issue in my day to day life. However, when the deaths of several close friends of mine coincided with the start of the covid-19 pandemic, I relapsed and started using again. Through voiceover, old family footage, and...
Dates: 2022

Developing an acting workshop for senior citizens, 2016

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Identifier: te_2016spring_kelleher_shiela.pdf
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Examines a five-day acting workshop developed for senior citizens. Discussion includes the planning and implementation of the program, the observed results, as well as responses of the participants. --Abstract.

Dates: 2016

Developing New Plays Around Themes of Social Justice, 2021

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Identifier: te_2021spring_antoun_joseph.pdf
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"This thesis analyzes a project that developed three short new plays which were solicited from local playwrights and centered on themes of social justice. Many processes exist for developing new plays. This project focused on a process which I have used professionally which combines multiple readings followed by moderated discussions. The discussions were based on a set of guidelines for comparing similarities in plays with themes of social justice." -- Abstract

Dates: 2021

Devilment, 2019

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Identifier: sw_2019spring_larocca_eric.pdf
Overview "Devilment is a horror-thriller with dark fantasy elements about a videogame designer who finds her and her younger brother's life forever changed after they encounter an infamous video game with gruesomely metamorphic properties. Examining themes of abandonment, transformation, and the inability to love, the film concentrates on a young woman involuntarily thrust into a role of motherhood as she begins to suspect her brother is experiencing a grotesque metamorphosis after he plays a rare...
Dates: 2019

Devising to Enhance Acting Technique and Vulnerability with Student Actors of Color, 2022

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Identifier: te_2022spring_dones_elena.pdf
Overview "This study aims to determine any connection between devising theatre and experiencing vulnerability while practicing acting craft. Two groups of theatre students over two years, at a visual and performing arts high school in Newark, NJ, participated in devised theatre projects. Interviews with nineteen of those students, all of Black or Latinx backgrounds, was compiled and audio recorded between January and April, 2022. The students talked at length about the community-bonding, the freedom...
Dates: 2022

Dig Two Graves, 2023

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Identifier: pf_2023spring_zelvin_victoria.pdf
Overview "It's an old refrain: revenge jobs don't work. If you want revenge, you must first Dig Two Graves. Set in a fantasy city reminiscent of 1920s era Prohibition New York and told from alternating dual POVs, this is an adult fantasy sapphic heist novel. Washed up lightning mage Nell has a mad dream to rob a floating casino in the sky and she needs the best crew if she has a dream of getting away it, but there's just one problem: the best woman to plan the heist is her ex Sian, who currently...
Dates: 2023

Dimensions, 2023

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Identifier: pf_2023fall_goldthwaite_samantha.pdf
Overview "Alone after the deaths of his seven closest friends, Callan Thomas learns of the existence of the multiverse—and the fact that he and his friends are the subjects of a curse that follows them across the worlds. He is not the only one who was left alone, he finds; and so he sets out to bring together a new group of those who were left behind. In another world, Winter Williams and her friends stumble across a rift in the fabric of the universe, and encounter a being who seeks to destroy it...
Dates: 2023

Divine Providence, 2022

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Identifier: vm_2022spring_mercier_neal.pdf
Overview "Divine Providence is a narrative short film set in and inspired by the city of Providence, Rhode Island. Building on the city's history of organized crime and taking place during the winter of 1978, the film follows a tumultuous confession that brings the lives of a lonely parish priest and a guilt-ridden mobster crashing together, forcing the two men to tear open old wounds and confront the demons of their respective pasts. A dialogue-driven chamber piece, Divine Providence explore...
Dates: 2022

DIY data art : creative data literacy for youth in public libraries, 2017

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Identifier: cm_2017summer_viotty_samantha.pdf
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"DIY Data Art is a master's thesis civic media toolkit that co-designs creative data literacy activities with librarians to build youth data literacy skills through short, hands-on, self-guided activities that use personal data as an entry point to harnessing data science." --Abstract.

Dates: 2017

Do Not Resuscitate, 2022

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Identifier: cw_2022spring_costa_michael.pdf
Overview "The controversial topic of necrophilia has been largely ignored since Gabrielle Wittkop's debut novel Le Necrophile in 1972; in fact, contemporary fiction has often avoided it completely. Of course, it makes minor appearances in novels such as Cormac McCarthy's Child of God or Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho, but the subject resorts to minor characterization and is almost always utilized to depict corrupt characters as even more reprehensible. There are few necrophiliac protagonists...
Dates: 2022

Doctor Underground, Too Much Blood Phuckette Park, Magnolia, 2021

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Identifier: sf_2021spring_lopez_ricardo.pdf
Overview "This project contains two scripts. DOCTOR UNDERGROUND is a hour-long medical drama that follows the women's health crisis in current day Nicaragua by navigating the dark world that is the health care system: power, money, greed, privilege, religion, and politics — nothing's off-limits. When Dr. Micheala Galiano, a highly skilled gynecologist, and woman's rights activist, finds herself stuck after trying to change the corrupt system from the inside, she goes on a journey to expose the...
Dates: 2021

Does a Bear Need Many Glasses, 2016

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Identifier: vm_2016summer_cui_wei.pdf
Overview "Does a Bear Need Many Glasses? is an eight-minute fiction short film. It tells the story about a man who always wears a bear costume, which does not have a smile on the face. He goes to a craft store to buy some drinking glasses and falls in love with the woman who runs the store. When he gets back home he cuts his bear face to make a smile. The next day, he catches a thief who is stealing from the store and fights the thief. But he is defeated and the woman thinks he is attacking the man....
Dates: 2016

Dogs on the porch, 2017

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Identifier: cw_2017spring_estridge_rachel.pdf
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"A collection of stories that follow characters who are broken in some way. They rage in their narrative space, having been abandoned by all including their author. Violent, lonely, and with a smidge of sentiment, these characters come together to say, 'Hey. Listen. Let me tell you what happened.' They do so in their own unique voice whether they are willing or not." -- Abstract.

Dates: 2017

Doldrums, 2020

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Identifier: cw_2020spring_filpi_piero_joseph.pdf
Overview "The moment our family doctor told me she was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, I  squeezed my copy of Dante Aleghieri's "​Paradiso" ​ so hard it is still unreadable to this day. My mother had simply gone in for a routine check up, and out she came with cancer for the second time. Days before, I received a phone call from my best friend saying his cancer had spread to his lymph nodes,  and all I could think about was the chaos that life throws us into when we least expect it. These poems are...
Dates: 2020

Don't Speak, 2021

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Identifier: pf_2021summer_scott_rachelle.pdf
Overview "The main character of Don't Speak is Kelsey Townsend, a sixteen-year-old girl who's struggling to deal with change. Midway through high school, her parents decide to move to another town, and Kelsey has to leave behind her best friend, as well her church, which she's very active in and attached to. After her parent's multiple attempts to get Kelsey to join their new church, she finally volunteers and meets a few teens from her new school. The most important one being Ben Michaelson. He was...
Dates: 2021