Journal of Undergraduate Research


music, obsessive compulsive disorder, OCD, disorders


Fine Arts and Communications


Theatre and Media Arts


Hello! My name is Kira Stone. For my ORCA project, I wrote an original musical, and because of the grant, I have been able to begin the production of this musical. I have dealt with having Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in my life, and it tends to come and go in waves. I have family members and friends who have experienced different kinds of anxiety disorders, depression, and bipolar disorders. Because I feel as though I know about the topic of mental disorders, I wrote a musical focused on two people who fall in love, despite their combative minds. I am a sophomore in the Musical Theatre (MDT) program at BYU, with an incredible love for singing, acting whilst singing, songwriting, and writing musicals. Because of this grant, I was able to start to significantly advance my progress with my first musical.