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Year of Graduation


Document Type


Degree Name

MFA: Playwriting

Directing Professor

Megan Gogerty


Is there a limit to 'whatever it takes' — ??

Gina might be relatively new, but she knows that she is — without a doubt — the most devoted member of Respair: A Pathway from Potential to Purpose, which — just in case there was any confusion — is definitely not a cult. It's a spiritual resurrection. Again, not a cult. So when Calliope, High Priestess, calls upon Gina at the last minute to attend the highly coveted Respair Leadership Fleet's Elite Retreat, Gina knows this is it! This is her chance to prove herself to Calliope. This weekend all her dreams will come true! That is, as long as the other women at the Respair Leadership Fleet's Elite Retreat don’t get in her way. A queer sex farce about loyalty, lust, and leadership.

Full dramatic text followed by dramaturgical essay entitled "Outrageous and Indulgent: A Pedagogical Pontification on RESPAIR" and a bibliography of selected works cited.

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Purpose Statement

The purpose of the MFA in Playwriting thesis is to provide a definitive record of student progress upon completion of the degree. This text will not reflect any revisions to the play made after degree completion. For the most current version of the play, or for licensing information, please contact the author and/or the Hollins Playwriting Department.