Open Access Honors Program Thesis
Upon completion of my experience in the UNI Honors Program, I wanted to create a thesis project that demonstrated my performance skills gained in communication coursework at UNI, as well as my capability as a writer, director, and producer. For me, a creative project was an obvious choice. I wanted nothing more than to have a tangible, professional piece of work to hand to entertainment industry producers and be able to say, "I created this during my undergraduate career at the University of Northern Iowa."
In order to fulfill these goals, I chose to create a show that was intelligent yet entertaining, using comedy and impersonations to critique social issues. I chose the title EVAiuation, which was a play on my name that also incorporated the last step of the critical process (Description, Analysis, Interpretation, Evaluation). In order to create a professional project with high production value, it was necessary to collaborate. Since I wanted to be the writer, producer, and director, I needed people to film and be in charge of graphics. I chose two capable students, Morgan Johnson and Kelsey Hammer, to fulfill these roles. By using their work as an independent study to receive credit in Electronic Media and Interactive Digital Studies, they were able to benefit from the project, and I was able to explore my role as a director.
Year of Submission
Department of Communication and Media
University Honors Designation
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors
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©2010 Eva Elizabeth Andersen
Andersen, Eva Elizabeth, "EVAluation: Writing, Performing, and Producing a Comedy Show to Critically Examine Social Issues" (2010). Honors Program Theses. 810.