Date of Award

Spring 5-2011

Access Control

Open Access

Degree Name

Creative Studies, M.S.


International Center for Studies in Creativity

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First Reader

Dr. Cynthia Burnett


This project is an exploration of the ways in which memory, present-moment awareness, and emergence support and are involved in our creativity. Our creative relationship to time is also explored. The project involved research and writing, and resulted in the script of a one-woman show, Creativity in Time, which was presented in two performances as a staged reading. The script synthesizes a portion of the research, and is loosely structured on a narrative framework of personal experiences. An additional theme is the nature of the “a-ha” moment of creative insight, and how it is linked to memory, present-moment awareness and emergence in the context of our own lives. My involvement with these concepts invited me to reflect upon the journey which brought me to this valuable Master’s Program. The personal outcome of the project work has been both deeply confirming and transformational.