School of Visual and Performing Arts
Asperger's, Playwrighting, Autism, The Glass Menagerie, Asperger's Syndrome, Aspergers, Asperger's, Script, Show, Theatre, Theater
Acting | Dramatic Literature, Criticism and Theory | Fiction | Playwriting
Case, Conner, "Beneath the Surface: A Memory Play on Asperger's Syndrome" (2022). Senior Honors Theses. 1181.
While academic, formal research proves to give readers an intellectual understanding of Asperger’s syndrome, this thesis serves as an approach to understanding the psychology of an Aspie on an emotional level. Through both research from peer-reviewed studies and the personal perception of an Aspie writer, a playwright develops a script inspired by the psychological aspects of Tennessee Williams’ memory play, The Glass Menagerie, to create an informative, yet engaging story about an Aspie protagonist. The playwright seeks to express that Aspies, despite their stereotypically cold exteriors, are emotionally complex individuals beneath the surface.