One: The Characters of A Chorus Line by Matty Newton.

A senior thesis project presented to Pacific Northwest College of Art for the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Illustration.

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Aug 26

ONE: The Characters of A Chorus Line  by Matty Newton.

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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. 

(top, left to right) Don, Maggie, Mike, Connie, Greg, Cassie, Sheila, Bobby, Bebe, Judy.


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