Date of Graduation
College of Creative Arts
Acting and Directing
Theresa M. Davis.
The creation of the character Manya in Stephen Dykes' Kolonists required me to stop acting and begin living onstage. I have always perceived acting as a feat of doing or creating. I succumbed to a habit of falsely imitating reality and dwelled in the manufacturing of phony characters. Through a journey full of self discovery I find a character within the life I have already created: myself. Through the journey of my experiences in Kolonists, I am able to acknowledge these habits and personal misunderstandings, and encourage myself to stop imitating life onstage and allow myself to act as an outlet to provide my character's sense of truth.
Witting, Carrie L., "The character within the actor: A journey through myself to find Manya" (2005). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 3198.