Directing The nature and purpose of the universe by Christopher Durang : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)

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dc.contributor.advisor Kessler, Karen L. en_US Williams, Joseph L. en_US 2011-06-06T19:31:27Z 2011-06-06T19:31:27Z 2005 en_US 2005
dc.identifier.other A-300 en_US
dc.description.abstract Producing a piece of theatre is a collaborative effort on the part of every single individual associated with the production. Directors, actors, designers, and crew all play integral rolls in developing and showing a piece of drama. Christopher Durang's The Nature and Purpose of the Universe is the piece of theatre I decided to direct, after having been given the opportunity to do so through the Ball State Theatre Department. The show touched on specific issues I felt were relevant in the modern day Midwest. These issues were predominantly over-zealous religion and societal norms. Throughout the process, both the actors and I learned valuable lessons in comedy as well as developed a healthy working relationship congruent to producing an effective piece of satirical comedic theatre. Provided is a recording of our best performance (April 24, 2005) as well as photographs of the show and backstage. These are all captured in DVD format and are enclosed at the back of the thesis. Additionally, I have written commentary on the production process and what I learned by mounting this intense and hilarious production.
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.format.extent 1 v. ; 30 cm. + 1 DVD videodisc (54 min.) en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Theater. en_US
dc.title Directing The nature and purpose of the universe by Christopher Durang : an honors thesis (HONRS 499) en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis Thesis (B.?.)
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    Honors theses submitted to the Honors College by Ball State University undergraduate students in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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