Date of Graduation

5-2012

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts in Drama (MFA)

Degree Level

Graduate

Department

Theatre

Advisor

Andrew Gibbs

Committee Member

Michael Landman

Second Committee Member

Patricia Martin

Abstract

The intent of this thesis, Playing Ann in Arthur Miller's All My Sons: One Actress' Approach in Creating a Role, is to document the research, analysis, and personal journey that informed the rehearsal and production processes in my portrayal as the character in the aforementioned title. This thesis includes the following five chapters: Script Analysis, Character Analysis, Created Materials, Reflections on the Audition, Rehearsal, and Production Processes, and A Summation of the Creative Process. All My Sonsby Arthur Miller was produced by the University of Arkansas in the University Theatre February 1-10, 2008, and directed by Michael Landman.

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