Date of Award


Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

First Advisor

Stew Stewart

Second Advisor

Caden Manson


Weekend Warrior and the process of creating it was an experience built on memory and inspiration. The research supporting the performance delves into gender identity and gender performance with a focus on the experiences of female warriors, duelists, and stunt performers. The research within this paper comes from my perspective as an able-bodied, white, female bodied, femme presenting individual and by no means is a full spectrum account of the experience of others who occupy this space with me. The research within was done in support of my opinion and desire to learn more about the women who have inspired me as a director, choreographer, performance maker and human.

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