Date of Award

Spring 2021

Document Type

Open Access Thesis


Theatre and Dance

First Advisor

J. Steven Pearson


STEP BY STEP is a new work of theatre written and performed by me, Iuliia Khamidullina. This script is the one in which I appeared in four performances at the Center of Performance Experiment, within the Department of Theatre and Dance at USC. It tells the story of how a beloved daughter learns to become an artist, even as life’s difficulties are thrown in her way. And it examines her teachers, and most particularly her father. It asks the question: who are Siberian men? What makes them unique? And it examines how this daughter learns from her father’s courage and strength as she travels and experiences life from Siberia to New York and back.


© 2021, Iuliia Khamidullina