Date of Graduation
Master of Fine Arts in Drama (MFA)
Second Committee Member
Communication and the arts; Assisted suicide; Con artist; Dark comedy; Dram; Original writing; Play; Playwriting; Redemption
This thesis details the process of the creation of the new script, Your Last Friend, Inc., a play about two conmen who realize that selling death isn't nearly as easy as selling life to the hopeless. It follows the many evolutions of the script; from the first version developed in the Graduate Playwriting class all the way to the final production at Boar's Head Players 2010 New Play Showcase at Nadine Baum Studios at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The playwright's choice to add humor to a serious topic is challenged, the characters actions face outside opinions, and the beginning Studio 404 production and the Nadine Baum production generates critiques. Included in this thesis are multiple-drafts of the play, photos, and promotional materials.
Blasdel, Justin Morgan, "The Development and Production of Justin Blasdel's Play Your Last Friend, Inc." (2011). Theses and Dissertations. 119.