Defense Date


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts



First Advisor

Dr. Noreen Barnes


ONYE MBU: MY IDENTITY PEDAGOGICAL APPLICATIONS OF THE SURREAL AND ABSURD IN ADRIENNE KENNEDY'S FUNNYHOUSE OF A NEGRO By Adanma N. Onyedike, M.F.A A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University. Virginia Commonwealth University, 2009 Major Director: Dr. Noreen Barnes, Director of Graduate Studies Department of Theater This document investigated my personal journey of discovering, developing, and later executing skill in teaching the theatrical arts. The re examination of the steps that led to my current success was important in order to qualify the receiving of my M.F.A. in Theater Pedagogy. Starting from my Undergraduate career, the thesis touched on lessons that I have learned throughout my career. My academic and professional theatrical works were also included. These lessons were implemented in my direction of the production Funnyhouse of a Negro which was my Thesis Directing Project. I consider this document a guidebook for those who are interested in teaching Theater Arts.


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VCU University Archives

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Date of Submission

April 2009