Kaitlyn Petrik BFA Intermedia Thesis Spring 2021

Six Monologues

Six Monologues is a performance where the roles of cast and crew are played interchangeably. A story is unfolded from the perspective of four individuals whose sense of self and surrounding is both unstable and unfixed. The piece is a collaborative work, one which could not exist without the endless hours of conversation, experimentation, failures, and collective dedication towards bringing something to life. It is embodied through Richie Greene, Kate Kilbourne, Andy Rayborn, and myself, under the collective Long Drive Theatre.

Watch Six Monologues on Vimeo: https://player.vimeo.com/video/573254833?h=c54d33ee2c

In this piece, we approach subjects from beyond disciplinary borders and categorizations. That is, it can not be reduced to one singular practice or idea. It looks at human behavior, language, and the very nature of productions themselves through, what could be considered, an  absurdist lens and points to the desire for connection and understanding. Six Monologues is shot in a series of takes (from multiple cameras) which allows for both roles of cast and crew to be filmed. Live music is performed by us throughout the piece which includes a 41-equal temperament metallophone that was built specifically for this project, 41-equal temperament guitar, violin, bass clarinet, thunder sheet and musical saw. There are a total of six monologues performed, each embodying a different character and scene.

This piece aims to create itself while performing itself. The main intention of all of this is to set a foundation, to provide the scaffolding for what will become, to establish a working method and group relation, all while giving the piece the space to unfold, rather than having a set or singular pathway. Rather, it desires a space to ask questions, a space for research, a space for studying and enacting relations and actions. This paper looks to the various lines of thought and questions that surround the project but by no means aims to fully answer them.

Noah Beckham BFA Painting Thesis Spring 2021

Susannah Becket BFA Graphic Design Thesis Spring 2021

Christian Bengel BFA Animated Arts Thesis Spring 2021

Rachel Bondesen Illustration Thesis Spring 2021

Yasmin Correa BFA Painting Thesis Spring 2021

Ryan Zweber Sculpture BFA Thesis Spring 2021

Eli Brooke BFA Printmaking Thesis Spring 2021

Devin Crandell BFA Painting Thesis Fall 2021

Kirsten Driggers BFA Illustration Thesis Spring 2021

Marina Dwor-Frecault BFA Intermedia Thesis Spring 2021

Emily Ferguson BFA Illustration Thesis Spring 2021

Chloe Greve BFA Illustration Thesis Spring 2021

Emma Harris BFA Painting Thesis Spring 2021

Olivia Harwood BFA Painting Thesis Spring 2021

Beth Jensen BFA Illustration Thesis Spring 2021

Kiana Lamberton BFA General Fine Arts Thesis Spring 2021

Jeff Lippincott BFA Painting Thesis Spring 2021

Kamrin Matlock BFA General Fine Arts Thesis Spring 2021

Tristan Matlock BFA General Fine Arts Thesis Spring 2021

Jazmine Monks BFA Illustration Thesis Spring 2021

Mazey Moon BFA Sculpture Thesis Spring 2021

Taylor Nicholson BFA Illustration Thesis Spring 2021

Korine Parreno BFA Animated Arts Thesis Spring 2021

BFA Thesis Portfolios SP21 (Illustration Thesis Portfolios)

Anna Peterson BFA Printmaking Thesis Spring 2021

Kaitlyn Petrik BFA Intermedia Thesis Spring 2021

Jens Pettersen BFA General Fine Arts Thesis Spring 2021

Sharlene Prosser BFA Sculpture Thesis Spring 2021

Emma Reiter BFA Printmaking Thesis Spring 2021

Lindsey Rhoads BFA Sculpture Thesis Spring 2021

Gray Roberts BFA Video + Sound Thesis Spring 2021

Nicole Sagal BFA Illustration Thesis Spring 2021

Jason Scheuermann BFA Graphic Design Thesis Spring 2021

Kamaryn Schneider BFA Animated Arts Thesis Spring 2021

Frey Soares BFA Animated Arts Thesis Spring 2021

Linnea Cat Stahura BFA Intermedia Thesis Spring 2021

Ross Stevens BFA Illustration Thesis Spring 2021

Cazzie Starrk BFA Animated Arts Thesis Spring 2021

Kali Wallner BFA Photography Thesis Spring 2021

Gabriela Watson BFA Illustration Thesis Spring 2021

Yu Zhong BFA Illustration Thesis Spring 2021

Chloe Zock BFA Illustration Thesis Spring 2021

Olive Stephens BFA Illustration Thesis Spring 2021