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Spreading light: An actor process grounded in imagination
by Mwine, Saba, M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2010, 9; 1486512
Abstract (Summary)

This project report describes my process in creating the role of Pam Adams as presented by California Repertory's March, 2010 production of The Poetry of Pizza by Deborah Brevoort. My approach was predominantly informed by the imagination-based techniques of Uta Hagen and Michael Chekhov.

After examining all character information offered by the text, I called upon my imagination to create a context for my character via Uta Hagen's "question-and-answer game." I further engaged my imagination in creating the physical life of my character through the use of Michael Chekhov's "imaginary center" and "radiating" exercises. The integration of these techniques coupled with my meditation practice led me to experience what it means to be truthful onstage.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: D'Zmura, Anne Justine
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 49/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Theater
Keywords: Brevoort, Deborah
Publication Number: 1486512
ISBN: 978-1-124-25135-6
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