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dc.contributor.advisor Thompson, Judith
dc.contributor.advisor McLeod, Kimberley
dc.contributor.author McClelland, Graeme
dc.date.accessioned 2022-09-01T15:45:07Z
dc.date.copyright 2022-08-26
dc.date.created 2022-08-10
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10214/27155
dc.description.abstract Vitium is a naturalistic theatre script that depicts and explores the long-term effects of childhood sexual abuse on male survivors. Due to misogynistic research bias’ and the culture of toxic masculinity discouraging men from disclosing emotional trauma, the experiences of male victims are too often underrepresented in scientific literature. This contributes to a general deterioration in the state of men’s mental health in Canada, and this thesis seeks to bring voice to silenced stories. This story follows one victim as he struggles with his history of trauma, explores the effect that non-disclosure has upon his own psyche and his connections to his family, and displays how cycles of abuse are allowed to perpetuate. Utilizing soliloquy to highlight the protagonist’s inner thoughts, the audience is shown the turmoil victims experience in maintaining their silence and navigating the complexity of disclosure. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Guelph en
dc.subject Play en_US
dc.subject Queer en_US
dc.subject Childhood Sexual Abuse en_US
dc.subject Mental Health en_US
dc.subject Family en_US
dc.subject Siblings en_US
dc.subject Canada en_US
dc.subject Misogyny en_US
dc.subject Toxic Masculinity en_US
dc.subject Cycle of Abuse en_US
dc.subject Trauma en_US
dc.title Vitium en_US
dc.type Thesis en
dc.degree.programme Creative Writing en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Fine Arts en_US
dc.degree.department School of English and Theatre Studies en_US
dc.description.embargo 2999-01-01
dc.rights.license All items in the Atrium are protected by copyright with all rights reserved unless otherwise indicated.
dc.degree.grantor University of Guelph en


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