//A SENIOR HONORS
THESIS PROJECT IN TRANSLATION, DRAMATURGY, AND SOLO PERFORMANCE COMPLETED BY
VERONIQUE LECOCQ '13
Veronique Lecocq '13 in Posthum(or)ous Confessions. Photo by Rob Strong.
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Posthum(or)ous Confessions from a Life of Good, Clean Crime
by Gerald Gruhn, translated by Veronique Lecocq
April 5, 6 & 7, 2013
Co-Advisor: Dr. Irma Mayorga
Theater Majors in the Dartmouth Department of Theater 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. The selection process is highly rigorous. An honors project normally extends through two terms and receives two major credits.
This one-woman dark comedy follows the story of a young girl as she grows into "the most innocent serial killer in the whole history of crime." Starting off life under highly dysfunctional circumstances, she learns to cope by executing everyone from her Nana's tomcat to her middle school teachers - and more.
Pedagogy on this project included guiding Vero to develop a clear plan of action for a project that included three areas of expertise: dramaturgy, translation, and solo performance. Dramaturgical analysis of the script included helping Vero navigate and accomplish a French into English translation of the play. Advisement also closely counseled the specialties and techniques needed for solo performance.
Mentorship and collaboration included weekly one-on-one consultation meetings in the first term of the project to help the student manage design elements of the project, and in the project's second term, advisement focused on staging and acting, which included collaboration in rehearsals and through the course of technical productions.
Press for Veronique Lecocq's Honors Thesis