|Abstract||In a nutshell, I intended this project as the combination and culmination of my theatre experiences. Since being at TCU, I've been fortunate to have many opportunities to explore different facets of theatre. The three most important that I have worked in are playwriting, dramaturgy, and directing. As a way to combine my skills, I decide to write, edit, and produce a staged reading of a play. Playing against mine and the audience's ideas of who 'should' be the people that this story applies to, I cast three sets of the characters; one for each scene. I wanted to explore how the different ages, looks, genders and sexualities of the pairs affected or did not affect the dynamic of these characters. Ultimately, I'd hoped that each pairing felt true to the characters, but I was interested to see how an audience would react. I passed out response cards to gather more feedback. I found this project to be challenging, engaging, and rewarding. I am eager to take what I've learned from this experience and apply it in the future to my next dramatic work.