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.