Our annual Undergraduate Research Symposium event showcases outstanding research papers of undergraduate students at the School of Theatre, Film & Television. Over the course of several days starting Monday April 4 at noon, the research paper presentations of student finalists will be made available to view at urs.tftv.arizona.edu.
Follow us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, where we will post when each panel goes live. The symposium will conclude on April 8 with an announcement of generous prizes for student winners. Mark your calendars and join us as we celebrate the work of our students!
All online presentations will be free to view.
Monday, April 4th at 12pm
Lisitte Mora – From Nigeria to Egypt: A Brief History of North African Theatre
Cailan Compierchio – Look Out, Look Out, Look Out! “Little Shop of Horror”s as a Metaphor for Reaganomics
Chloe Shafer – The Embalming of Mr. Bechdel
Jakob Carpenter – Kabuki: Theatrical Theft
Tuesday, April 5th at 12pm
Jonathan (MJ) Barbee – Black Stories Untold: August Wilson’s Relevancy in the Evolution of American Theatre
Jordan Egan – “To the Bitter End…or Lager End”: The Contrasting Roles of Nostalgia in “The World’s End”
Chloe Pesso – “Aging Out”: A Documentary Analysis of the Foster Care System
Wednesday, April 6th at 12pm
Brenden Rohrbacher – The Rise of the Queer Perspective in Theatre
Mercedes Garcia – A Sci-Fi Exploration of Discrimination: Nnedi Okorafor’s “LaGuardia”
Caleb Drake Files – The Lost History of Indian Theatre
Thursday, April 7th at 12pm
Grant Forgues – Perspectives in “Star Wars” and Vietnam
Camryn Lang – Crossdressing on the Stage: Contrasting Japan’s Onnagata and England’s Boy Actor
Sebastián Leyva Save – The Tragedy of Growing Up: Nostalgia in “Temporada de Patos”
Friday, April 8th at 12pm
Awards announcements and acknowledgements with Dr. Anna Cooper and Professor Greg Pierotti