Event Title

Centrifuge: Balancing Priorities in Out of Orbit

Faculty Advisor

Molly Robey

Graduation Year

2020

Location

Room E102, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

13-4-2019 11:00 AM

End Date

13-4-2019 12:00 PM

Description

The play Out of Orbit by Jennifer Maisel shows a realistic perspective of feminism. My paper will argue that the mother, Sara, will only be truly successful when she realizes that she cannot balance her family, her career and her love life. I will begin by defining a feminist character in theater criticism thus far, which I will compare and contrast to Sara. Then I will analyze the script through the categories Style, Structure/ Timeline, Characters, Story, Theme and Conflict to prove that all elements of the play support my argument. Finally, I will write a vision statement for how I would direct this play, emphasizing the unmanageable pressure placed on women to be “perfect.” In our world today, women still struggle to be as successful as men in the workplace, but this play shows that overall balance is more important than extreme success in one aspect of life.

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Apr 13th, 11:00 AM Apr 13th, 12:00 PM

Centrifuge: Balancing Priorities in Out of Orbit

Room E102, Center for Natural Sciences, Illinois Wesleyan University

The play Out of Orbit by Jennifer Maisel shows a realistic perspective of feminism. My paper will argue that the mother, Sara, will only be truly successful when she realizes that she cannot balance her family, her career and her love life. I will begin by defining a feminist character in theater criticism thus far, which I will compare and contrast to Sara. Then I will analyze the script through the categories Style, Structure/ Timeline, Characters, Story, Theme and Conflict to prove that all elements of the play support my argument. Finally, I will write a vision statement for how I would direct this play, emphasizing the unmanageable pressure placed on women to be “perfect.” In our world today, women still struggle to be as successful as men in the workplace, but this play shows that overall balance is more important than extreme success in one aspect of life.