Date of Award
Film and Theatre
Drama and Communications
Kevin Graves, Ph.D
Two Rooms, by Lee Blessings, was selected for performance at the University of New Orleans during the fall of 2015. I studied and portrayed the role of Lainie Wells as my thesis project. The purpose of my thesis was to research a character physically, psychologically, and emotionally as an actress and create a character through the eyes of Lainie Wells.
The following is a brief breakdown of the structure of my written thesis: biography of Lee Blessing, hostage families and their mental state as it relates to the Iranian hostage crisis, mass media effects on Syria, The Hunt for Bin Laden, the rehearsal process, and a scored script including all actions and objectives; a review of my work, my own conclusions based on my process and character arc, photographs of my performance, a professional headshot along with my resume to highlight the significance to my work as an artist.
Brown, Arielle B. and Brown, Arielle B., "The Effects of Politics and Media on America: Creating the Role of Lainie Wells in Lee Blessing's Two Rooms" (2016). University of New Orleans Theses and Dissertations. 2130.