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Technical Direction Of Little Women, The Musical, Matt Gilbertson Jan 2018

Technical Direction Of Little Women, The Musical, Matt Gilbertson

All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

This document is a thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the Master of Fine Arts degree in theatre. It is a written account of the author Matthew A. Gilbertson's process in creating the technical direction of Minnesota State University, Mankato's production of Little Women, The Musical in the fall of 2017. This document details the process from pre-production to completion of the production. It includes a historical chapter discussing the history of moving scenery and the role it has played shaping modern theatre machines. It also contains a process journal and developmental analysis of the technical director. Appendices ...


The Directing Of Melanie Marnich's These Shining Lives, Kristin Fox Jan 2018

The Directing Of Melanie Marnich's These Shining Lives, Kristin Fox

All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

This thesis is submitted in partial fulfillment of Master of the Fine Arts degree in theatre. It is a detailed account of author Kristin N. Fox's directorial process in directing the play These Shining Lives in the fall of 2017. This thesis chronicles the director's process from pre-production through performance in five chapters: a pre-production analysis, a historical and critical perspective, a rehearsal and performance journal, a post-production analysis and a process development analysis. Appendices and works cited are included.


Making Historians Of Theatre History Students: The First Three Steps, David Wintersteen Nov 2015

Making Historians Of Theatre History Students: The First Three Steps, David Wintersteen

Communication and Theater Association of Minnesota Journal

Without the guidance of a clear hypothesis, student research projects founder. This paper outlines a process by which students undergo the essential first stages that lead to successful research projects in Theatre History. The paper outlines three stages: “Quest for Fire,” in which the student identifies a subject area that interests them; “Fence Me In,” in which the student defines the research area and established distinct parameters; and “The Dreaded Hypothesis,” in which the student articulates a clear, unique and functional hypothesis. By implementing these initial three stages, teachers can create the conditions under which students motivate themselves to complete ...