Matty Newton BFA Thesis Spring 2013
A Chorus Line is a 1975 Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning stage musical about 17 dancers auditioning for spots in the chorus of a musical. Throughout the audition process the characters are asked to speak candidly about their own lives. What is revealed and performed throughout the musical is a montage of memories and experiences which I have illustrated in my series, One: The Characters of A Chorus Line.
These 17 pieces function as windows into self-acceptance and discovery through the lives of characters willing to show us what they did for love. The series is a cumulative portrait of young dancers’ dreams, nightmares, self-discovery and angst in post World War II America.