The Gray

Date of Award

Spring 2022

Access Restriction

Campus Access only Theses

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts


Writing and Producing for Television

School or College

School of Film and Television

First Advisor

John Strauss


Eight years after a super-eruption of the Yellowstone caldera, Alexandria, a 24-year-old Filipino-American who lives by a strict code of isolation until she discovers toxic ash left over from the eruption forces her to leave the safety of the Smokey Mountains. Along the way, she meets Jocelyn, a precious teenager on the run. Together, Alex will learn the difference between living and suriving as they must navigate the environmental dangers and hostile communities of a broken United States.

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