Date of Award

2019

First Advisor

Aimee Michel

Second Advisor

John Myers

Abstract

This Thesis is an exploration of animation and its possible role in theatre. I had never seen a theatre performance featuring an animated character. I wanted to see for myself what a production like that would look like, and how viable of a concept it would be. In my writing, I document my process of creating a script, designing an animated character, teaching myself how to animate and the subsequent process of animating the five scenes, and then putting up the show. I then examine the use of animation as a medium in movies and TV shows, paying particular attention to works that combine animation and live action performance. After that, I discuss how theatre has, in the past, approached situations where I believe animation could now be used.

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