Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name


Degree Program

Film, Theatre & Communication Arts


Film, Theatre, and Communication Arts

Major Professor

Hoover, David

Second Advisor

Griffith, Kevin

Third Advisor

Graves, Kevin


This thesis serves as documentation of my personal, intellectual, and physical process as an actor in creating the role of Miss Margarida in Miss Margarida's Way by Roberto Athayde. This document includes research, script analysis, character analysis, rehearsal journal, and an assessment of my performance. The University of New Orleans Department of Film, Theatre and Communications Arts in New Orleans, Louisiana produced Miss Margarida's Way during the Fall 2008 season. Miss Margarida's Way was performed in the Lab Theater of the Performing Arts Center at 7:30 pm December 3 at 6 with a matinee at 2:30pm on Sunday December 7th 2008.


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.