It is a detailed account of author Morgan Mallory's artistic process in creating the role of Judy Turner in the Minnesota State University, Mankato's production of A Chorus Line in the Fall of 2012. The thesis follows the actor's process beginning with the early production analysis in the first chapter. The actor then discusses the work in its historical context followed by a detailed journal of the acting process in chapters two and three. Chapter four is the post-production analysis and the fifth chapter gives an overview of Mallory's growth and process through her time at Minnesota State Mankato. Appendices and works cited are also included.


Paul Finocchiaro

First Committee Member

Paul J. Hustoles

Second Committee Member

Julie Kerr-Berry

Third Committee Member

Heather Hamilton

Date of Degree




Document Type



Master of Fine Arts (MFA)


Theatre and Dance


Arts and Humanities

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Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
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