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The Necessity of Form

  • Author(s): Prudencio, Jessica
  • Advisor(s): Tompa, Gabor
  • et al.

As artists, what do we seek? I came to UC San Diego’s MFA Directing program to “bring out a depth in my process that would help me create a better theatrical experience of revelation, empathy, and contemplation, and find my own signature form.” In preparation to direct my thesis production of Carlo Goldoni’s The Venetian Twins, I embarked on an intense training in the artform of mask performance in New York, Italy, and San Diego. Theater is a living and breathing event that is the intersection between several art forms in one moment in time. I discovered that the use of form must stem from a detailed concept rooted in the larger question with which the artist is wrestling.

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