Master of Fine Arts (MFA)



Document Type



Ages of [Wo]Man, was written to fulfill the thesis requirements of a solo performance for the M.F.A in Acting at Louisiana State University (LSU) in May 2015. The purpose of this project is to write, produce and perform a solo performance, to be reproduced after my time here at LSU. This paper documents the conception of my work, adaptation of Shakespeare’s text, rehearsal process and production of this piece. It contains five chapters. Chapter 1 is comprised of an introduction and discussion of how I decided on the topic for my solo performance. Chapter 2 continues with a layout of the objectives for the piece, including accessibility of Shakespeare’s text to a modern audience, gender bending roles, celebrating life and aging. Chapter 3 is the process of writing the script and adapting Shakespeare’s text. In Chapter 4 I describe my acting and rehearsal process and finally, in Chapter 5, a conclusion on the experience.



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Committee Chair

Erickson, Nick