Year of Graduation
Go on, child. You may break, consumed, but you will come out transformed.
Faced with a life-altering decision, Mirage chooses to confront her own memories of childhood and come face to face with the past versions of herself that she had shed many years before. Weaving together altered memories, illusions, and gripping realities, this piece illuminates the process of healing from past trauma and starting anew.
Strope, Gwyneth, "Chrysalis" (2023). Playwriting (MFA) Theses, Hollins University. 9.
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.
Available for download on Saturday, May 09, 2026