Out of The Woods: An Actor's Philosophy & Digital Portfolio

Demanelis, Carolyn, Drama - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Virginia
Kelly, Colleen, Department of Drama, University of Virginia

Carolyn Demanelis is an actor, educator, and director graduating from The University of Virginia’s Department of Drama with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting. Her thesis details the experiences of the two-year program, culminating in the filmed performances of two monologues, A Letter To My Dead Father by Ari Eastman and I Don’t Do Drugs by Brad Pike; the song “Someone To Watch Over Me” by George Gershwin; and a conversation and explanation of her work as an artist and theatre practitioner. The filmed performances were a preliminary entry into film work, and the work led to discovering the nature of film acting contrasted with theatrical acting. The monologues also represent two-years of training informing the performance of an actor. The work includes an artistic statement, a teaching statement, a journal about the process of an actor choosing monologues and filming as a student and performer, and materials necessary for a career in acting.

MFA (Master of Fine Arts)
MFA, acting, theatre, actor, film
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