In many religious circles white is a symbol for purity, cleanliness, and perfection. However, white is also synonymous with empty, blank, and colorless. Women in White: My journey into color is a project centralized around a personal study of the cultural pressures of "perfection" presented both in religious cultures and in the every-day life of a performer. Utilizing the catalyst of a cabaret-style performance, Women in White explores the struggles of nine different female characters in the musical theatre cannon and aims to draw a personal connection from their journey. Inspired by the wise words of my own mother, this thesis celebrates the color present in our lives.
Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
College of Arts and Humanities
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Masters Thesis (Campus-only Access)
Tarbox, Madison, "Women in White: my journey into color" (2017). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 5755.