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Martinovich, Kay

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B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

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School of Theatre and Dance


This is a 20-minute directing project exploring the usage of acting exercises to generate a better performance. Some methods involved include the teachings of: Konstantin Stanislavksi, Jacques Lecoq, Anne Bogart, and Peter Brook. The pieces being performed were “The Field of Blue Children” and “You Lied to Me About Centralia” from the collection Desire: A Look at Tennessee Williams. The usage of rehearsal time was dedicated to exploration and discovery of the character motivations and how each character’s unique desires impacted the scene. Actors were asked to perform various exercises from different schools of acting with the goal of further analyzing the scenes and finding more ways of making the material performable. All rehearsal notes and observations have been condensed and written in the form of findings and reflection.


10 pages




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