Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences (BCAS)
Date of Last Revision
Number of Credits
Bachelor of Arts
Date of Expected Graduation
As a Theatre major, my sponsor and I decided that my Honors Research Project would be a one-person, twenty-minute performance. Originally, this showcase was going to be a live theatre event. Due to coronavirus and social distancing, I had to adjust and adapt as I transformed my piece into a virtual performance.
In choosing the content that would be performed, I carefully selected pieces that represented my journey as a performing artist the past four years. I wanted to showcase my growth and range as a performer. I chose one monologue from each of the six MainStage Theatre productions I have performed in at The University of Akron. I also wrote an introduction, conclusion, and brief introductions to each monologue, and included a song from my a Cappella group.
All in all, I feel that this virtual senior showcase accomplished my original goals: it tested my acting abilities; captures my essence as a performer; showcases my range, past performances, and specific techniques I have developed; denotes a theme of evolution as it follows my collegiate performance journey; and truly represents the time and work I put in, while simultaneously serving as a capstone and culmination of my experience.
Honors Faculty Advisor
Boswell, Jennifer, ""A Performing Artist's Journey...Begins" (Senior Showcase)" (2020). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 1169.