Faculty Advisor

O'Donnell, Dean M.


Playwriting is as much art as science. When playwriting, research and analysis oftentimes are just as critical as creative inspiration. Successful playwrights communicate their ideas effectively in their desired style. My play, "Edge of the Map" is successful because of all the work creatively and intellectually that I put into the piece. By understanding what approaches worked best for many playwrights, I was able to learn through educated trial and error what would work for me. In doing so, I wrote my full length play, "Edge of the Map", along with 5 one act plays.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2006


Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts