Project Director

Ray, Steve

Department Examiner

Jeffers, Gaye; Swedberg, Anne

Department

Dept. of Theatre and Speech

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

A commonly known facet of the traditional western Christian faith is that mankind is "created in God's image." The question that immediately follows this is "what is God's image?" or "what does it mean to be made in someone or something's image?" This play attempts to explore that question by creating an understandable and humanized caricature of the Christian God. In the author's opinion, what is meant by humanity being made in God's image is that humanity has been granted the power of consciousness, the attribute of individual and self-aware life. Neither the biblical representation of God nor many of his fictionalizations delve into this topic; what does it mean if our similarity to God is our consciousness? By characterizing God as someone who struggles with questions of an existential nature as much as humans do, this play creates a depiction of what it truly means to be conscious and alive and offers its own possible layout of what kind of person the Christian God might be. The entire show was written as a search for the answer to the question "who is God?" in the hopes for an answer to the question "who are we?"

Degree

B. A.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Arts.

Date

12-2017

Subject

American drama -- 21st century

Keyword

Theatre; Play; Script; Fiction

Document Type

Theses

Extent

85 leaves

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

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