//A SENIOR HONORS THESIS PROJECT IN DRAMATURGY
AND ACTING COMPLETED BY CARENE MEKERTICHYAN '16
Carene Mekertichyan (center) as the Lady in Red. Photo by Rob Strong.
for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf by Ntozake Shange
May 13, 14 & 15, 2016
Co-Advisor: Dr. Irma Mayorga
Students who have completed at least five major courses and who have an average in the major of 3.4 or higher (and a College average of 3.0 or higher) are eligible to apply for the honors program. An honors project normally extends through two terms and receives two major credits.
Carene Mekertichyan's Honors Thesis project sought to create a unique acting role for her development that was not only rich and challenging but also attentive to her racial and cultural identity. After surveying the canon of African American theater, Carene selected a work that emphasized women's experiences and ensemble work. In this, she also sought to produce an Honors project that would create roles for Black actors at Dartmouth.
As a member of Carene's advising team, I was pleased to help Carene in the early stages of her project and served as a sounding board for ideas during the project's development.
Press for Carene Mekertichyan's Honors Thesis
"Start with a Foundation: Arts Awardee Carene Mekertichyan '16"
"‘For Colored Girls’ Gives Voice to Women’s Struggles and Joy"
for colored girls... promotional trailer on YouTube