Date of Award

Spring 5-3-2022

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)



First Advisor

Maura Nguyen Donohue

Second Advisor

Paul Dennis


This context paper for the MFA thesis dance film Letters to Medusa connects the mythology of Medusa as a narrative of trauma. Engaging #metoo and Micaela Coel’s I May Destroy You and Misfits, Redding discusses the power of art to serve as a vehicle for healing and forgiveness.



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