Theatre, theater, directing, director, training, actors
Despite the generally held view that the best way for a stage actor to give a strong theatrical performance is through a traditional training model, I hoped to develop a way for inexperienced actors to perform beyond expectation within the context of one production through a system of mentorship, expectation-setting, and tapping into young peoples' natural desire to identify with people and characters. I directed a production of Stop Kiss by Diana Son with a blend of experienced and inexperienced actors to see if I could make this work, with mixed results. This thesis is a reflection on the process of directing Stop Kiss that was filled with multiple discoveries and challenges.
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Master of Arts (M.A.)
College of Arts and Humanities
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Arts and Humanities -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Humanities
Dilks, Rebecca, "Directing Stop Kiss by Diana Son within a Nontraditional Training Model" (2015). Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2004-2019. 1363.