Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
We knew coming into this two-year M.F.A. program in June of 2013 that our thesis would culminate in December of 2014 with the performance of a solo show that we would each write and perform ourselves. So as early as out first summer here, we were encouraged to get the ball rolling with potential ideas. The thought this project was to not only give us practice at devising work, but also put a show in our back pocket. So, when we graduated, we would have a full-fledged show that we could take on the road and perform anywhere with little to no support. This project fostered the idea of sending us out of this program not just as better actors, but also as well-rounded artists capable and experienced at creating work for ourselves that could sustain us in a career riddled with uncertainty. This thesis examines the process I underwent from spit balling ideas, to writing, to rehearsing, to performing, and the effect all of this had on me as an actor and an artist.
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McGurn, Margaret, "The Creation and Reflection of a Solo Show: Corner of 26 and Lost" (2015). LSU Master's Theses. 2396.