Month/Year of Graduation
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Ronald Zank, PhD
Theatre, as an art, does an incredible job at making stage life look as organic as the lives we lead on a daily basis. That’s thanks in part to a methodical rehearsal process that the public rarely has a chance to see.
My goal with this creative project was to give the general public an opportunity to join myself and the rest of the cast of UNO’s Peter and the Starcatcher on a journey through our rehearsal process via journal keeping and character analysis before presenting the show on April 15, 2020.
Unfortunately, we had to give a painful goodbye to the production as a whole on March 11, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. By that point, however, we were nine weeks into our process. I took several personal journals and completed some analyses over this time and curated them to create an immersive experience that reveals the honest journey of an actor. In conjunction with the written journals, I also took videos of our rehearsals with permission of the cast to document our progress as an ensemble for review when writing. These videos have been edited into a featurette describing our company’s individual process.
Jackson, Delaney, "Peter and the Starcatcher: Creating the Character of Peter Pan via Rehearsal, Script Analysis, and Personal Journals" (2020). Theses/Capstones/Creative Projects. 108.