Date of Graduation
College of Creative Arts
Acting and Directing
This thesis recounts my experiences during West Virginia University's Fall 2017 Production of Topdog/Underdog as the role Booth. The purpose of my thesis role was to utilize the training I received during my tenure at WVU, allow myself to be emotionally vulnerable, while sustaining my artistry within a 2-hour 2-person play. Utilizing Linklater, Meisner, and Chekhovian techniques proved fruitful in expanding my range as an actor. Ultimately, the results culminated into artistic, mental, and personal growth that has and will continue to broaden my capabilities as an actor.
Ward Jr., Andra, "Finding Booth: My Journey through TopdogUnderdog" (2018). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 6915.