The goal of this thesis was to develop a process-based approach for a theatre production with an emphasis in musical theatre at the secondary education level. Many times, a high school theatre instructor is faced with challenges when selecting materials for productions that go beyond the standard mandated curriculum. In a perfect world, the program would have strong enrollment, overflowing funding and community support. This is usually not the case, so how does the director prioritize the necessary practice to find success for a production? What does the instructor do to select material that will be appropriate for the curriculum standards? How does the director adapt production elements to satisfy both academic and community requirements? By establishing clear goals for the production, I utilized effective research methods and proper selection of materials to create a successful production. Drawing from my experiences as a stage manager, educator and director in a wide variety of settings, I used my thesis to devise an effective pedagogical approach to directing a production of "Mamma Mia".
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Master of Arts (M.A.)
College of Arts and Humanities
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Cicciarelli, Jill, "Production Development: A Practical Approach to Directing for Educational Theatre" (2020). Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2020-. 29.