Recipient of the 2019 Mary Ann Bolton Undergraduate Research Award, Second Prize.
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Year of Award
Open Access Honors Program Thesis
Acting--Psychological aspects; Impersonation--Psychological aspects; Self-perception;
In the summer of 2018, an emerging theatre company produced Stop Kiss by Diana Son in Waterloo, Iowa, a mid-size industrial town adjacent to the city of Cedar Falls, which hosts a small public university. In Stop Kiss, the two lead characters are women fall romantically for each other, so that in performing their characters the actors embody same-sex sexuality. This paper will explore how the actors playing these two characters engaged with this embodiment, and how doing so affected them.
Year of Submission
Department of Theatre
University Honors Designation
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors
1 PDF file (10 pages)
©2019 Orion Risk
Risk, Orion Lee, "She's not allowed to do that: performing stigmatized same-sex sexuality" (2019). Honors Program Theses. 362.