Title

KCACTF Scenes

Lead Author Major

Theatre Arts

Format

Oral Presentation

Faculty Mentor Name

Lisa Tromovitch

Faculty Mentor Department

Theatre Arts

Abstract/Artist Statement

The first of these scenes is from a show that I had the pleasure of analyzing for a class. I absolutely fell in love with the play, "The Gingerbread Lady" and the main character who I get to play, Evy. Her story of continuously falling and using humor to hide the pain is one that is universal. I was so excited to be able to perform a scene from it and tell this character's story through my competition. I want the audience to see themselves. To see that we all go through horror on our own levels, and we all feel as if there is no going back. But there is. And that is what is so inspiring. We always have the choice to get back up and keep going. It is our life. We get to take charge of it. This series of scenes was developed for the Irene Ryan Acting scholarship competition at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. The competition had a time limit and many, many entries, which is what give our performance its continuous structure. It is two scenes and monologue combined into one 8 minute performance. This means the performers have to switch roles in a matter of seconds, shifting into a whole different inner life and character than they were seconds before. It was inspiring to see other nominees perform in the same way, and to get to see their brilliant work. This was most of the benefit of this wonderful experience.

Location

DeRosa University Center, Room 211

Start Date

20-4-2013 4:45 PM

End Date

20-4-2013 5:00 PM

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KCACTF Scenes

DeRosa University Center, Room 211

The first of these scenes is from a show that I had the pleasure of analyzing for a class. I absolutely fell in love with the play, "The Gingerbread Lady" and the main character who I get to play, Evy. Her story of continuously falling and using humor to hide the pain is one that is universal. I was so excited to be able to perform a scene from it and tell this character's story through my competition. I want the audience to see themselves. To see that we all go through horror on our own levels, and we all feel as if there is no going back. But there is. And that is what is so inspiring. We always have the choice to get back up and keep going. It is our life. We get to take charge of it. This series of scenes was developed for the Irene Ryan Acting scholarship competition at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. The competition had a time limit and many, many entries, which is what give our performance its continuous structure. It is two scenes and monologue combined into one 8 minute performance. This means the performers have to switch roles in a matter of seconds, shifting into a whole different inner life and character than they were seconds before. It was inspiring to see other nominees perform in the same way, and to get to see their brilliant work. This was most of the benefit of this wonderful experience.