Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name


Degree Program

Drama and Communications


Drama and Communications

Major Professor

Hoover, David

Second Advisor

French, Anthony

Third Advisor

Griffith, Kevin


This thesis is an endeavor to accurately document and define my creative process as an actor through the title role in Bertolt Brecht's Baal. My aim is to meet and overcome the challenges that are inherent in creating any role, let alone one with the magnitude and complexity that Baal provides an actor. The following chapters contain a record of the development of my acting process in this production, including research, character analysis, a rehearsal log that provides a daily track of my progress, and an evaluation of my performance and the project.


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