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Bachelor of Arts (BA)
School of Theatre and Dance
This paper analyzes the educational aspects of theatre and music and the impact that they have on an audience. The goal was to begin a new conversation about science and theatre and how the two can learn and gain unique insight from each other. To examine how these two antithetical fields can interact, I composed a new, innovative musical that tells the love story between two professors through the use of concepts from general chemistry. The results and responses from the performance of the play were overwhelmingly positive from members of both disciplines. They have inspired continued interest in this work and will hopefully allow this interdisciplinary conversation to continue.
Gurniak, Matthew, "Bonding Theatre and Chemistry: An Educational Exploration" (2016). Senior Honors Projects, 2010-current. 195.