Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts
“Directing Rebecca Gilman’s Boy Gets Girl…” reviews the process of directing Boy Gets Girl by Rebecca Gilman, presented on October 26-29, 2017, in the Cristian H. Moe Laboratory Theater at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. This document chronologically details the year-long production process for the director, beginning with the preliminary research and discussing the development of a concept, through formulating designs, conducting rehearsals and observing performances, and concluding with a post production evaluation. This document begins with Chapter 1, exploring the preliminary research which developed into the director’s concept and vision for production. Chapter 2 explains the pre-production process, including design and production meetings, dramaturgy, and publicity. Chapter 3 details the production process, including auditions, callbacks, rehearsals, and performances. Chapter 4 is a personal reflection and committee evaluation of the overall production, including the recognition of opportunities for future growth as a director.
This thesis is Open Access and may be downloaded by anyone.