Acting, Gay theater, Homosexuality and theater, Lamedman, Debbie -- Characters -- Jack, Lamedman, Debbie -- Triangle logic, Performing arts, Queer theory
Queer culture is finding an ever-increasing voice in the arts. Plays like The Laramie Project, Rent, and Angels in America have contributed to making queer identity a very present voice in popular culture. In this thesis, I investigate the excitement and complexity of a straight actor becoming a gay character on stage. Using my interpretation of "Jack" in Debbie Lamedman’s new play, Triangle Logic, as a case study, I catalogue a three-month journey towards the effective embrace of truthfulness on stage. I expand the idea that actors must not layer on possibly offensive stereotypes to convey sexuality, but, instead, focus on telling the story through honest character relationships.
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Ingram, Katherine H.
Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
College of Arts and Humanities
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Arts and Humanities -- Dissertations, Academic, Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Humanities
Fucci, Trent, "Beyond Performance Portraying A Gay Character Truthfully And Effectively" (2011). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2036.