Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts



First Advisor

Ojewuyi, Olusegun


“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.




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