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Directing Stop Kiss by Diana Son within a Nontraditional Training Model

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Date Issued:
2015
Abstract/Description:
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.
Title: Directing Stop Kiss by Diana Son within a Nontraditional Training Model.
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Name(s): Dilks, Rebecca, Author
Listengarten, Julia, Committee Chair
Weaver, Earl, Committee Member
Wood, Vandy, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2015
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: 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.
Identifier: CFE0005940 (IID), ucf:50824 (fedora)
Note(s): 2015-12-01
M.A.
Arts and Humanities, Theatre
Masters
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Subject(s): theatre -- theater -- directing -- director -- training -- actors
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0005940
Restrictions on Access: public 2015-12-15
Host Institution: UCF

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