The Scars and the Moon: Theatrical Monologues Telling LGBTQIA+ Stories

Casey Lohman

Student: Casey Lohman
Major: Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Minors: English, Theater, Communication Studies
Advisors: Dr. Natasha Bissonauth, Dr. Ahmet Atay
For my IS I wrote a play titled The Scars and the Moon. I conducted a series of interviews with students who are a part of the LGBTQIA+ community and feel like their stories are ignored or erased in the media. From these interviews I developed 10 theatrical monologues, which I then wove together to form the full play script. In this presentation I discuss the playwriting process, including initial conception, theatrical influences, queer theoretical frameworks, and the impacts of LGBTQIA+ theater. These topics of discussion are divided with excerpts from the script.

Posted in I.S. Symposium, Independent Study on May 1, 2020.