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A Thesis presented to the faculty of The Graduate College at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in partial fulfillment of requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts, Major: Theatre Arts, Under the Supervision of Professor Virginia Smith. Lincoln, Nebraska: April 2014

Copyright 2014 Joshua Waterstone


This thesis contains written documentation regarding the process of directing a theatrical production in fulfillment of the partial requirements for Master of Fine Arts in Directing for Stage and Screen at the University of Nebraska Lincoln.

Topics addressed include play selection, script analysis, director/designer collaboration, coaching of actors and evaluation of final product.

Advisor: Virginia Smith