Acting is a discipline that changes over time not only for the audience, but for the actors who create it. Not only is their craft shaped through study, practice, and repetition that we as individuals have towards the art form, but it is strongly influenced by our environment and personal histories. As actors, we have to bear in mind what we are presenting, when we are presenting it, and why. These choices are a collaborative effort made through the discussion of various artists including, actor, director, writer, etc. For my thesis, I would like to show you what my journey and shortcomings have been one year after an acting intensive internship, and two years out of academia at the University of Central Florida. Through my rehearsal process and performance of George Banks in Mary Poppins at the Hale Centre Theatre in Sandy, Utah, I will analyze my unique experience being double cast, how my personal experience colored my understanding and choices while creating a character, and the pros and cons of being in a professional theatre in the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic
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Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
College of Arts and Humanities
Length of Campus-only Access
Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Hansen, Andrew, "For the Very First Time: A Process of Rehearsal and Performance in the Beginnings of COVID-19." (2022). Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2020-. 1021.