Senior Theses

Publication Date


Document Type

Thesis (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts in Arts & Humanities


Division of Continuing Education

Faculty Advisor(s)

Bill Millar

Subject Categories

Arts and Humanities


The one-person play is educational. The solo drama provides a unique and intimate relationship between the character and the audience. That relationship sheds light on the character being portrayed and on a different time in history or place. Often the monodrama is biographical, a play written about a well-known person. Whether the play is about a famous person or a totally made up character, the audience will have a unique insight into the mind and the heart of that individual. I will examine some of the different formats that solo performers have used, the history of the one-person plays and why some actors prefer them to multi-cast plays.