Identifier

etd-04222011-144421

Degree

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Theatre

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

This thesis, submitted to the Graduate School of Louisiana State University as partial requirement for graduation with the Master of Fine Arts degree in Theatre, follows the creation of a solo performance piece by Michele Guidry, called “Echolalia: A Conversation.” This solo project is an exploration of communication through the experience of autism from the perspective of parents, siblings, and therapists of children with autism, and the children themselves. The thesis includes topics of inspiration for creating this solo performance piece, interviews with experts and theatre artists who have personal experience with autism, a copy of the script with explanation of its development, a chapter discussing the technical development of the piece, including sound and visual cues, personal reflection on rehearsal and performance, feedback from professors and audience members, photos from the production and a conclusion revealing the knowledge gained from the experience of creating this show and what the artist hopes to do next with this knowledge.

Date

2011

Document Availability at the Time of Submission

Release the entire work immediately for access worldwide.

Committee Chair

Judy, George E

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