Madame Jekell & Ms Hyde: The Faces of a Woman
Moore, Michellia M.
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There are several key elements that lead to the creation of Madame Jekell & Ms Hyde, as well as its contents. The structure and idea of a semi-original piece hails from my First-year experience. As a First-year student at Kalamazoo, I was introduced to performance art. I took Introduction to Acting with Holly Hughes, a Kalamazoo College graduate who works in New York as a performance artist. At the time, I wasn't very appreciative of the class because I saw it only as an introduction to performance art as opposed to an actual acting class. Now I look at the experience as an introduction into writing and creating one's own performance piece. Exposure to Holly and performance art inspired me to create my own work, hence Madame Jekell & Ms Hyde. Freshman year also introduced me to the world of the Orient. Dr. Ed Menta introduced me, as well as my fellow classmates, to Japanese, Chinese and Indian theatre. This initial introduction aided in my further interest into other cultures, namely the Middle East, which found its way into the show through dance.