This document is a thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the Master of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre. It is a detailed account of author Yu Miao’s artistic process in creating the role of Crissy in the Minnesota State University, Mankato’s production of Hair in the Fall of 2020. The thesis follows the actor’s process beginning with the early production analysis in chapter one. The actor then researched its historical background followed by a detailed journal of the rehearsal process in chapters two and three. Chapter four is the post-production analysis, and the fifth chapter gives an overall review of Miao’s growth and process through her time at Minnesota State Mankato. Appendices and works cited are also included following chapter five at the end of the thesis.
Date of Degree
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Theatre and Dance
Arts and Humanities
Miao, Y (2021). Creating the role of Crissy in Hair [Master’s thesis, Minnesota State University, Mankato]. Cornerstone: A Collection of Scholarly and Creative Works for Minnesota State University, Mankato. https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/etds/1120/
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