Document Type

Honors Project

First Advisor

Scott W. Cole

Second Advisor

Jim Josefson

Third Advisor

Chad Trevitte

Degree Award Date

Spring 5-1-2022


Neil LaBute, The Shape of Things, Theatre, Performance Art, KCACTF, Performance Art, Live-Stream, Director, Actor, Acting.


Acting | Broadcast and Video Studies | Film Production | Other Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Other Theatre and Performance Studies | Performance Studies | Visual Studies | Women's Studies


In Neil LaBute's work, The Shape of Things, graduate art student Evelyn Thompson meets security guard and future muse, Adam Sorenson, in an art museum during his late-night shift. Their meeting poses the question of just how far humans are willing to go for love. In less than two hours, LaBute’s insight regarding manipulation between intimate partners calls the integrity of our own interpersonal relationships into question. This project encapsulates the materials of Bridgewater College student Kylee Lorio while directing this production during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Recommended Citation

Lorio, Kylee. "The Shape of Things: A Theatrical Examination of the Progression of Emotional Manipulation" Senior Honors Projects, Bridgewater College, 2020.

Force Open Access


Facts.docx (18 kB)
List of identified facts within the script.

Rehearsal Report-- September 20th.pdf (61 kB)
Rehearsal- 9.20.20

Rehearsal Report-- September 23.pdf (71 kB)
Rehearsal-- 9.23.20

Rehearsal Report-- September 24.pdf (79 kB)
Rehearsal-- 9.24.20

Rehearsal Report-- September 27th.docx (13 kB)
Rehearsal-- 9.27.20

Rehearsal Report-- September 30th.docx (7 kB)
Rehearsal-- 9.30.20

Rehearsal Report October 8.pdf (80 kB)
Rehearsal-- 10.8.20

Rehearsal Report October 11, 2020 .pdf (83 kB)
Rehearsal--- 10.11.20

Rehearsal Report Oct 14.pdf (82 kB)
Rehearsal-- 10.14.20

Rehearsal Report Oct 25, 2020 .pdf (75 kB)
Rehearsal-- 10.25.20

Rehearsal Report Oct 29, 2020 .pdf (77 kB)
Rehearsal-- 10.29.20

Rehearsal Report Nov 1, 2020 .pdf (79 kB)
Rehearsal-- 11.1.20

Rehearsal Report Nov 5, 2020 .pdf (79 kB)
Rehearsal-- 11.5.20

Rehearsal Report Nov 8, 2020 .pdf (78 kB)
Rehearsal-- 11.8.20

Rehearsal Report Nov 12, 2020.pdf (75 kB)
Rehearsal-- 11.12.20

Cast Forms.docx (12 kB)
Form required to be filled out by all that auditioned.

Audition Notice.docx (12 kB)
The notice for the audition posted around Bridgewater College.

KCACTF Response.docx (13 kB)
List of the critiques made by the Kennedy Center during their viewing on 11.13.20

Description.docx (12 kB)
Description submitted to the Registrar at Bridgewater College

Honors Upgrade Form .docx (13 kB)
Honors Upgrade submitted to the Registrar at Bridgewater College

Outline.docx (18 kB)
Outlined submitted to the Registrar at Bridgewater College

Title Page.docx (12 kB)
Title page submitted to the Registrar at Bridgewater College

Bibliography.docx (12 kB)
Bibliography written by Kylee Lorio

Performance Report #2 .pdf (75 kB)
Report from the performance on 11.14.20

Performance Report #1.pdf (75 kB)
Report from the performance on 11.13.20 (226340 kB)
Wall & Poster Idea.jpeg (907 kB)
Scott Meeting 9.22.jpeg (1381 kB)
Overview.jpeg (1184 kB)
Howie Meeting 10.8.jpeg (1009 kB)
Evelyn's Monologue.jpeg (1521 kB)
Acts & Scenes.jpeg (1248 kB)