Date of Award
Campus Access only theses
Bachelor of Arts
School or College
College of Communication and Fine Arts
My Senior Thesis Project was choreographing the LMU Del Rey Players' production of the musical Godspell. The Del Rey Players is an on campus theatre club that performs 3-5 shows each semester. Its members are made up of LMU students of varying majors, from Engineering to Theatre Arts. In the Summer of 2014, I was approached by Ryan Alkire, a Film and Television Production major and director of the show, if l would be interested in choreographing Godspell. I accepted the request and approached this project with eagerness.
The production was made up of a cast of 13, had 16 songs, and was performed in the Del Rey Theatre. In order to best teach the cast, I researched and used effective teaching tools. Some of which included imagery, Laban notation, improvisation, and physical games. I also researched much about the history and impact of Godspell and how I could best represent that through my choreography (see journals for reference).
Richards, McCall, "Choreographing Godspell: Story Telling Through Dance" (2015). Dance Undergraduate Theses. 402.