|Abstract||"The Artists" is a contemporary full length play that runs approximately 123 pages in length. The text is grouped into two acts, and contains six unique monologues. The show follows six college-aged artists as they grapple with their upcoming graduation, all while rehearsing an unfinished play. The show explores issues of finality, interpersonal relationships, and the nature of art itself through the lens of young adults without a clue. At its heart, "The Artists" is a modern comedy that presents a realistic look at the wacky, uncertain, and often hilarious reality of graduating with a degree in the arts. "The Artists" was rehearsed and presented as a staged reading at Texas Christian University in the spring of 2018. It featured undergraduate student actors Brooke Arnold (as narrator), John Badar (as "JOHN"), Dalton Barlow (as "OLLIE"), Carroll Herring (as "JOHANNA"), Jacob Oderberg (as "EDDIE"), Paige Poe (as "BECCA"), and Camille Thompson (as "SALLY"). The show was written under the guidance and supervision of professors Thomas Walsh (Ph.D, M.F.A), Harry Parker (Ph.D, M.A), and Richard Allen.