Date of Award

Spring 4-19-2022

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing



First Advisor

Geither, Michael

Second Advisor

Plum, Hilary

Third Advisor

Barzak, Christopher

Subject Headings

American Literature, Ancient Languages, Animals, Astrophysics, Bible


At a religious school of unspecified denomination—but definitely NOT Catholic—two women fall in love. One of them has a chainsaw, the other a gun. There’s also a horny parrot, a horny pastor and a senile mother, not to mention Lucifer, who is a bit of a teenage girl and a HUGE Billie Eilish fan. And the end of the Universe is coming, FYI, via the Big Rip, so there’s that too. And this play is also about addiction and withdrawal and recovery and the capacity or incapacity for love to overcome forces that can overwhelm the self.