Finding the Intersection: An Actor's Philosophy and Digital Portfolio
Elens, Lauren, Drama - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Virginia
Kelly, Colleen, Department of Drama, University of Virginia
This thesis seeks to provide a culminating record of actor experience and training through written text and digital media. Included is a journal of the actor process, a teaching philosophy, and filmed performances of the original piece "It Just Might Be" by Lauren Elens and a monologue taken and adapted from "Ferret Envy" by Tara Meddaugh. The digital portion of this thesis, which includes a filmed personal interview of Lauren Elens, was directed, filmed and edited by Michael Duni. The portfolio and its supplemental materials showcase direct application of graduate actor study to professional performance.
MFA (Master of Fine Arts)
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