Year of Graduation


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Degree Name

MFA: Playwriting

Directing Professor

Megan Gogerty


At the party house, the door is always open.

Fiona finds herself living in her hometown after graduating from college. So she spends her weekends like everyone else: attending late night house parties after all the bars shut down. But no matter how much fun each party might be, Fiona eventually must face her past and her future.

A play about nostalgia and what it feels like to be lost.


Drawing inspiration from Tennessee Williams' Glass Menagerie, The Velvet Ditch explores memory and youth in this expressionistic theatrical exploration.

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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.

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