Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation
Theatre Arts, MFA
Committee Co-Chair (if applicable)
labor; happiness; fences; labor and happiness; theatre arts; Tyler Madden
This thesis reflects my process and my development of performing Troy Maxson in August Wilson’s Fences. I will be exploring the parallels that I have found on the concept of labor, between the history of labor as a black man in America and the labor of an actor. More specifically, I will be explaining my process in finding happiness in the laboring process of building a character. This is also an exploration of how I transformed myself from a 29-year-old black man to a 53-year-old black man. Also, transitioning from a black man in the 21st century, to a black man who was born in the early 1900’s and lived in the 1950’s.
Madden, Tyler Reid, "Labor and happiness." (2017). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 2657.