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Open Access Thesis
Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
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In this thesis, I seek to answer if applying the art of mindfulness to my directorial process can provide a greater experience of satisfaction and promote stronger effectiveness in the level of communication and cooperation amongst the collaborative artists in our theatremaking process, compared to previous departmental productions.
This thesis will explore my journey and cultivation of mindfulness from both a personal and artistic perspective. I define the mindfulness-based principles of Mindful Decision Making, Mindful Listening & Loving Speech, and Shifting Negatives to Positives, and provide case studies of their application in my two production processes William Finn’s A New Brain and Sarah Ruhl’s Dead Man’s Cell Phone, which were a part of UMass Amherst Theatre’s 2014-2015 season.
Proud, Glenn W. III, "Mindful Theatremaking: Reflections of A New Brain and Dead Man's Cell Phone, and the Art of Applying Mindfulness in a Directorial Process" (2015). Masters Theses. 231.