Walking to my death : an actor's journey.

by David Elliot Galloway

Institution: University of Louisville
Degree: M.F.A.
Year: 2014
Record ID: 2027510
Full text PDF: http://ir.library.louisville.edu/etd/475


In the fall of 2011, I began a course of graduate theatrical training at the University of Louisville. Over my three years of study, I have developed a process for the creation of a well-rounded and emotionally interesting character. I call my process three-dimensional acting. This process is composed of: a keen and in-depth study of and adherence to the text, careful and thorough voice work, and well-rehearsed and executed physicality. This study shows, through its application to the character of Matthew Poncelet, in Dead Man Walking, that my process is succeeds in creating a character of emotional complexity that an audience will empathize with, even if that character is of an unsavory nature.