Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

Date Information

May 2014

Department

Theatre and Speech Communication

First Advisor

Peter Sampieri

Abstract

The whole of this project includes my direction of the fully realized production of the play Machinal by Sophie Treadwell, and the research and analysis that was required in order to mount the show. Dramaturgical research, script analysis, process logs, and the design work of the respective designers are all included elements. The role of the director is to lead and inspire a team of creative individuals in order to help tell the story of the play at hand. it is important that this project occurred because as a female director, it is a rarity to be able to direct a play that has been written by a woman, which focuses on a female protagonist.

Comments

Please visit the Honors Lounge to experience the full thesis. Materials include: design information, dramaturgy, sound clips, video, and dialogue analysis.

Scratching.pdf (6620 kB)
A selection of images that have served as inspiration from the initial conception of the project

Ep 1 - full with ghj mono copy.jpg (3444 kB)
Image from Episode 1

electric chair copy.jpg (59 kB)
Electric chair

Ep 2 - gloves copy.JPG (6079 kB)
Image from Episode 2

Ep 4 - YW GHJ copy.JPG (6575 kB)
Image from Episode 4

Ep 5 - full bar copy.jpg (4044 kB)
Image from Episode 5

Ep 6 - YW lover.jpg (52 kB)
Image from Episode 6

Ep 7 - GHJ grab copy.JPG (6234 kB)
Image from Episode 7

Ep 8 - I did it copy.jpg (3701 kB)
Image from Episode 8

Ep 8 - lover young woman copy.jpg (65 kB)
Image from Episode 8

Ep 9 - Drag to chair copy.jpg (45 kB)
Image from Episode 9

Ep 9 - hair copy.JPG (6177 kB)
Image from Episode 9

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