An Approach to Character Work: The Artistic Manifestation of the Human Experience
Melvin, Chiquita, Drama - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Virginia
Kelly, Colleen, AS-Drama Operations, University of Virginia
This thesis is a compilation of written statements and digital performances of scenes and monologues derived from three years of graduate study. Chiquita Melvin includes her approach to building characters and depicting the human experience with the intent to captivate an audience in a shared, lived experience. This portfolio also includes a teaching philosophy, a journal which describes her thought process in selecting dramatic works, a video introduction, as well as other supplemental materials necessary for a career in acting.
MFA (Master of Fine Arts)
Chiquita Melvin, Actor, Actress, African-American Actor, African-American Actress, Black Actor, Black Actress