Plotting the Processes of Writing and Directing an Original Music Theatre Production For Ecumenical Theatre Called, the Congregation

Date of Graduation

Summer 1998


Master of Arts in Theatre


Theatre and Dance

Committee Chair

Cynthia Winstead


The purpose of this study has been to trace the processes of writing and subsequently directing an original music theater work specifically tailored for the Christian community. This project has been done in response to the growing need of Christian Theatre in the ecumenical world. This project was approached as a creative thesis project. The method of investigation has been exploratory. The initial processes from inception to performance have been plotted and evaluated. An ethnographic study on gang culture has been applied to this project. The thesis is divided into eleven chapters with two main divisions: the writing process and directing process. The final chapter evaluates the entire project.

Subject Categories

Theatre and Performance Studies


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