Date of Award

Spring 5-27-2020

Document Type

Honors Project

University Scholars Director

Dr. Chris Chaney

First Advisor/Committee Member

Candace Vance

Second Advisor/Committee Member

Jeffrey Overstreet


theatre, Ruth, script, poetry, hebrew, bible


My Blue Scarf: The Story of Ruth, A New Play, provides an adaptation of the Hebrew Book of Ruth that is focused on minority and female voices and experiences. It employs Hebrew poetic verse forms to pay homage to the story’s origins. This style contributes to diversity of voices in English-speaking theatre outside of Western poetics. My Blue Scarf shares a well- known and multicultural story to contribute to the diversity of contemporary American theatre and promote conversation about cross-cultural relationships in a time of division and prejudice. This project consists of eight selected scenes from the larger play and an essay describing the creative process, including details regarding research on culture, history, and Hebrew verse.


A project submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the University Scholars Honors Program.