A Storied Present
This project sets out to explore the form and function of storytelling as it applies to the sociological, emotional, and spiritual aspects of human life. The first portion of the project is a preface to the project itself while the bulk of the project is a play. The preface explores the works that inspired the play, namely Jane Austen’s Emma and Sarah Ruhl’s Passion Play along with others, and the ways in which they engage the subject of story. The play itself follows a young woman whose tendency to confuse the conventions of story and plot with reality causes her to come in conflict with some of the decisions that she must make.