Date of Award

Spring 5-11-2012

Degree Type

Honors College Thesis



First Advisor

Robin Carr

Advisor Department



This is a creative project displaying my process and journey through rehearsals—and eventually performances—as “Oswald” in the University of Southern Mississippi’s Theatre and Dance Department’s production of William Shakespeare’s King Lear. All of my research and preparation culminated in a final performance of the show which took place October 14th through the 23rd of 2011. This was the most important part of my creative project, as it showcased all of my hard work throughout the process. All of the documentation that follows was used to support my performance, as is the case in any particular role. If I did all of my preparatory work and research properly, it should have shown during the actual performance. After all was said and done (and the show had closed), I produced a post-show reflection, in which I discussed what worked and what did not work throughout my process.