School of Communication
Domestic Abuse, Theatre, Original Play, Awareness, Violence, Next Door, Waitress, A Streetcar Named Desire
Karram, Esther E., "An Original Play Next Door: Domestic Abuse Addressed in the Theatre" (2017). Senior Honors Theses. 652.
This creative thesis assesses how the theatre has addressed domestic violence in various shows such as Waitress and A Streetcar Named Desire. In this paper, the reality of abusive relationships and the victims who are trapped in them is examined, and the subject is addressed in an excerpt of the original two-act play entitled Next Door. Next Door is a domestic drama that hopes to represent accurately an abusive relationship and its complexities through the relationship of Anna and John and also seeks to portray the struggle of those on the outside who wish to help.