Performing in a Professional Production of a Major American Play

Document Type

Grant Proposal

Date Accepted

Summer 2004

Project Description/Abstract

I am requesting a summer grant to support my performance in a professional production of a masterpiece from the canon of American Theatre – Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? – in which I would prepare and perform the leading female role of Martha. The play would be produced here at BSC but acted and directed by theatre professionals. I have chosen this role as it challenges theatre artists in ways beyond that of most contemporary roles; performing the role of Martha is often considered akin to performing the role of Hamlet. This artistic project would serve mainly to enhance my teaching here at BSC. At this stage in my career and as the primary performance teacher in the Theatre Arts program, I feel it is imperative that I perform a role of this magnitude to achieve a higher and even new standard in my classroom teaching.

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