Date of Award

5-22-2006

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.F.A.

Degree Program

Drama and Communications

Department

Drama and Communications

Major Professor

Hoover, David

Second Advisor

Karnell, Philip

Third Advisor

Griffith, Kevin

Abstract

This thesis is an endeavor to accurately document and define my actor coaching process as a director through Robert Harling's Steel Magnolias. The following chapters contain a record of the development of my actor coaching process in this production, including character & actor analysis, a rehearsal log that provides a daily track of my progress, and an evaluation of the process and resulting performance.

Rights

The University of New Orleans and its agents retain the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible this dissertation or thesis in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. The author retains all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis or dissertation.

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