College

Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences (BCAS)

Date of Last Revision

2020-05-08 06:02:09

Major

Theatre Arts

Honors Course

7800: 495-003

Number of Credits

3

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2020

Abstract

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.

Research Sponsor

James Slowiak

First Reader

Michael Gatto

Second Reader

Kevin Lewis

Honors Faculty Advisor

James Slowiak

Senior Showcase.mp4 (1295712 kB)
Performance video.

Signature Page.doc (27 kB)
Signature page of my Honors Committee.

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